Your Reliable Supplier For Mass Transit a division of Irwin Transportation Products

Meet The Team

Meet The Team
Sharon L. Rice
Vice President and General Manager
Sharon  is the company’s General Manager and Vice President with more than 20 years' experience in operations, marketing and sales.  She came to VECOM from Essilor of America, a division of Essilor International, where she held the positions of director of sales administration and director of sales information systems.  Her responsibilities included budgeting, forecasting, direct and indirect sales reporting, trade shows, national sales meetings and customer events.   Prior to Essilor, Sharon was a member of the marketing management team for AT&T Paradyne.  Here she was responsible for working with product houses to determine strategy, promotions and programs to support revenue commitment. She staffed and managed a department that designed and implemented marketing programs and promotions to support corporate goals.  She received a BS in Management and an MBA in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.

Abimelec “Abi” Castillo
System Engineer
Abimelec “Abi” Castillo is the company’s System Engineer.    Mr. Castillo has more than 10 years' experience in field support and system engineering.  He began his career supporting Northern Telecom security video surveillance products in the telecommunication and electronics industries.  In 2001 he entered the Mass Transit communications industry by joining Meister Electronics as their lead technician and field representative.  Mr. Castillo has an Associate’s degree in Electronics, as well as a current ISCET and is certified in A+, Network+ and Cisco Networks.

Cedric  Dennis
Technical Engineer
Cedric joined the technical team in 2010 .  He is involved in concept development and strategic planning, as well as design, production and quality assurance. Cedric comes to VECOM with over 15 years’ experience in electronic communication systems for the light rail industry. With an Associate Degree in Electronic Engineering and certified in AutoCAD Design, he has worked for major corporations including Meister Electronics G.M.B.H.  Cedric lived in Europe for a number of years where he worked for a number of companies gaining further technical experience.  

Susan Ricker
Susan is the company’s Office Administrator.  Her career encompasses over 20 years in business and marketing with the Federal Government and Paradyne Corporation, once a division of AT&T and Lucent Technologies, where she was the corporate events manager.  As a member of the VECOM USA team for over 5 years, Susan handles numerous front office duties, to include sales quotes, return authorization requests and general customer/vendor inquiries.  Susan received her BS in Business Management from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale.  

Jessica "Jessie" Bradley
Lead Production Assembler
Jessie has over 10 years’ experience in production of electronic communication for the light rail industry. She has worked for some of Tampa Bay’s premiere electronic companies including Kimball Electronics and Meister Electronics.  Jessie as the company’s lead assembler is responsible for assembling and spot testing. She is mainly involved in production. Her previous experience makes her uniquely qualified to work with our SMT parts, as well as the complicated assembly of our products.


Irwin Transportation Products Expands Equipment Offering With Acquisition of VECOM USA (press release)