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changing the way substations are built

WHERE TRADITION AND INNOVATION FUSE TO MAKE THE IMPOSSIBLE ACHIEVABLE

DIS-TRAN has built its reputation on delivering under seemingly
impossible conditions – compressed schedules, resource constraints, conflicting details, all with an award-winning safety record. It’s all because we combine a half century of experience working on more than 5,000 substation projects with a forward-looking willingness to innovate. Ultimately, we’ve only done our job if your project is a success.
So, no matter what you need for your substation, we’ll make it happen – even if it means inventing an entirely new solution. When we say we’re going to do something, we deliver. That’s just who we are. Because in the end, it's not about us. DIS-TRAN is about you: your project, done your way.

Safety, guaranteed

DIS-TRAN Packaged Substations prioritizes safety above all else. We believe all accidents are preventable, and our award-winning safety record is evidence that we’re right. We take every measure to ensure that all our people – and yours – will be able to go home every night as healthy as they arrived.
DIS-TRAN Packaged Substations is proud
to be ISO-9001:2015 and ISN Certified.

Meet the team

DIS-TRAN Packaged Substations’ senior leadership team is driven to deliver smart solutions to your project pain points. We succeed when you succeed.

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Brad Fontenot

President

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Brad Fontenot

President

Describe your job.

I work with our team of leaders to ensure that DIS-TRAN Packaged Substations is contributing to the success of our customers by giving them access to industry leading technology and the best quality resources available.


What makes you the right fit for this roll?

I believe if you have great people, give them the tools that they need to be successful, and cultivate a strong, positive culture, there is no limit on what you can achieve.  At DIS-TRAN we have the best people in the industry.  They are problem solvers, and we work every day to find solutions for our customers.  I’m passionate about our team’s success and know that if we put our people in the in the right position to deliver the best product possible every time, they will deliver.


What are you the most passionate about?

Building strong teams is the foundation of success and allows us to accomplish more than we ever could as individuals.


What is something the industry is facing that you want to fix?

The electric industry and the power grid are changing at an unprecedented rate, and we offer multiple solutions to help customers build the substations needed to keep pace without sacrificing quality or design.

Jordan Alford

VP of Project Operations

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Jordan Alford

VP of Project Operations

Describe your job.

I am responsible for our Project Management Team, along with our manufacturing facility where we produce our Factory-Built Substations (FBS) and Pre-Fabricated Bus (PFB).

 

What makes you the right fit for this role?

My passion is developing our people and helping create cohesive teams. From the moment I wake up, I am excited to come to work and help lead our amazing team. We are driven to deliver value for our customers and our shareholders daily.

 

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?

Spending time with my wife Kelsey and our daughter Tillie, being outdoors (running, biking, hunting, fishing), and custom woodworking.

 

Who is your ideal customer and why should they connect with you?

My ideal customer is someone who values long term relationships and understands that it takes both parties working together to achieve a goal. We are the industry leader for our FBS and PFB product lines, so when we get the chance to work with someone for the first time it is our responsibly to deliver value for them, helping result in a successful project. Our team shows up daily to meet challenging work head on while striving to build trust and relationships because we truly care about each other and our customers.

David Ducote

Commercial Director

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David Ducote

Commercial Director

Describe your job.

I am responsible for the Proposal Department, Procurement & Billing Department and the company programmer. I also oversee contract negotiations, vendor management, and proposal strategy development.


What makes you the right fit for this roll?

Over the past 15 years at DIS-TRAN I have learned this end of the business through working with customers and vendors on thousands of proposals. We’ve been able to accomplish some amazing things over the years and with each win have found ways to improve procedures, work instructions, and moved to a digital workflow.  


Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?

Mechanic, plumber, electrician, carpenter... please don’t tell anyone


What is something the industry is facing that you want to fix?

Consistent definitions to industry terminology - it’s shocking how the same words mean something totally different to every company.  

Frank Camus

Vice President of Engineering & Design

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Frank Camus

Vice President of Engineering & Design

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John Halle

Director of Business Development

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John Halle

Director of Business Development

Describe your job.

I lead our group of 5 – Regional Sales Manager. As a team of six, I constantly give back the knowledge I have learned about our business and listen to the experiences that others have had in previous careers to make our group cohesive and transparent. We use our expertise, knowledge and geographic locations to support our local rep agencies to deliver the best customer service and solutions we have available.


What makes you the right fit for this roll?

I have spent more than half of my career at DIS-TRAN crisscrossing the country attending various tradeshows & industry events, seeking out new & old customers and being involved in some of the largest projects built in North America. I say this has been the “best half” of my career because I really enjoy my team here, and the value our products and services deliver. The DIS-TRAN name is a flagship business in the industry for delivering on our commitment and not over promising seeking the impossible. Our team is known for going above and beyond for our customers. DIS-TRAN Packaged Substations’ Factory-Built Substations (FBS) and Pre-Fabricated Bus (PFB) are the next evolution to the way substations are built. I’ve been part of our team’s growth and helped introduce FBS & PFB to the market. DIS-TRAN proves that if you have the right product and the right people, you can achieve anything.


What are you most passionate about?

I am most passionate about helping people and problem-solving. I enjoy bringing together the right team of people and the right resources to deliver solutions.


What problems do you consistently solve for your clients?

The missing piece… often times people try to do it all themselves. Customers are no exception. They are humans too and sometimes find they are having the same issues over and over because they are trying to do it all. They often try to save money by not using someone like us but end up spending more. I try to educate customers on “services” that we do that will alleviate burdens on them. I am a do it all myself type person too, so I can relate to customers who have the same mindset.  


Our history

DIS-TRAN Packaged Substations has been an industry leader in the design and supply of high-voltage, open-air substations, and switchyards since 1965. Over a half-century of building meaningful relationships with our customers and vendors boils down to one thing: people. We take pride in our collaborative approach where everything we do is designed to deliver the project the right way, your way. Though we have grown over the years, and now offer new innovations like our Factory-Built
Substations, our age-old commitment will never change: to take care of you like family.

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