Bill Hawkins, President and Founder
Bill founded Compatible Cable in 2009 with a passion for relationship-driven business. Bill began his career as an account manager for Cables Unlimited, a value-added distributor of off-the-shelf computer cables and accessories, and he quickly became a key part of their exponential growth and brand recognition during the late 1990’s. Bill then moved on to a small start-up company specializing in custom cable assemblies, where he rapidly emerged as the operations manager and authored the internal custom cable procedures. With 20 years of experience in the cable industry, Bill continues to lead Compatible Cable, always focusing on relationships, growth opportunities, and personal potential. Bill’s passion for travel has taken him on incredible adventures, such as kayaking on the Italian Riviera, watching the sunrise from atop an active volcano in Bali, and hiking the Franz Josef Glacier in New Zealand. In his free time, Bill enjoys playing guitar in a rock cover band, the drums in a Traditional Irish band, and listening to his wife sing Pat Benatar songs at karaoke. Bill’s favorite way to relax is by teaching his two young daughters to play Taylor Swift songs.
Bill Calkins, Sales Manager
Bill started in the technology industry at a computer systems integrator in 1991; he then helped create Cables Unlimited as employee #1 ending up as the VP of Sales. From start-ups to major corporations, he has seen this industry from all sides and even other countries like Germany, South Korea and China. In 2010 he joined Compatible Cable helping to create a company that believes in the same ideals he does; treating clients as partners, creating great long term lasting relationships and building a company that is as enjoyable to work with as it is to work for! Every day is an opportunity to open new doors, create new relationships and even create some new products along the way. Bill treasures his family above all else, in his free time he enjoys working around the house or in the local community. He loves to golf! He can be found playing with his family or close friends most Saturdays. Golf like life, is a game you can’t win; you can only play it the best you can, always striving to be better!
Angela Trantham, Office Manager
Angela has been the office manager at Compatible Cable since we opened our doors in 2009. Bringing 20 years administrative experience to the company, Angela maintains the smooth flow of our administrative department while supervising receivables and payables. In the company’s early years, Angela played a key role in establishing our initial warehouse setup as well as our shipping, receiving, and order processing procedures. The proud mom of two athletic boys, she can often be found out on the fields watching her sons play sports. Angela also runs a side business baking mini pies and selling them at local events. Mondays at the office are always special, because Angela is sure to arrive with leftover pies for the whole crew.
Tony Pecci, Warehouse Supervisor and IT Manager
Tony Pecci has been part of the cable community for over 14 years, beginning in 1997 at Cables Unlimited as a warehouse worker, and eventually working his way up to the role of systems administrator/IT manager. After taking a break in 2009, Tony re-entered the cable industry in 2013, joining Compatible Cable as the Warehouse Coordinator. Tony has taken the lead on numerous projects which have had a profound positive impact on the company’s daily operations, including a comprehensive warehouse reorganization, improving the company’s documented shipping and receiving procedures, and streamlining the company’s logistical operations. Tony is also applying his love of photography towards building a completely new company product image library. In his free time, Tony enjoys following his passion of the visual arts in the mediums of freehand and digital drawing.