Jon E. Shepherd – President
As President and Director of Port Graham Development Corporation (PGDC), Mr. Shepherd provides Executive Management and oversight of the ongoing activities of PGDC and its Joint Venture, Rivada Port Graham Solutions (RPGS) since 2004.
Prior to that Mr. Shepherd was President of New Horizons Telecom, Inc., a 36-year IEEE-award-winning, ISO-Certified, General & Electrical Contracting & Engineering firm based in Alaska that specializes in design and implementation of infrastructure, systems and networks for telecommunications providers and government agencies.
Mr. Shepherd has been directly involved with the acquisition and successful implementation of more than $500M in government and commercial contracts.
His background includes the significant effort to develop numerous telecom facilities from cable landing stations for major submarine fiber cable systems, to large-scale satellite networks, large-scale wireless and Land-Mobile Radio (LMR) systems, microwave systems, data facilities, and other telecom support infrastructure.
In addition to developing telecom systems, Mr. Shepherd has also developed surveillance systems, including Radio Frequency (RF) and software operations. Turn-key systems include all infrastructure, support components and significant experience with power and SCADA systems. Design/Build projects also include data centers, office buildings, schools, and a wide range of delivered modular structures.
Additional experience includes notable work in the environmental, land management, geospatial and mapping industries, and the startup of an Alaskan wireless telephone company.
Mr. Shepherd had been involved with management and implementation of projects within several related fields including design and implementation of alternative energy systems, and energy conservation implementation. Mr. Shepherd has a long history of implementation of new technology, and has developed programs for UL Certification (UL 508A) in support of system requirements.