Meet The Experts

Don Gantt


Don Gantt is the President of IET Systems, Inc. He has had extensive experience in the management of wireless security and technological businesses. He has been involved in nearly every aspect of the security and satellite communications industry over the last 30 years. Gantt has had extensive experience in the implementation, operation, and maintenance of large commercial communications networks and security systems for several major national companies and government agencies, including the Alabama State Port Authority, Mobile Police Department, BellSouth, Shell Oil, Georgia Pacific, IBM, Department of Justice, NASA and others.

Tim Barnes

Vice President of Perimeter Security Solutions

Tim has managed, designed, installed, and programmed various solutions for high-security projects since 2006. He takes pride in his work and strives to be the best in designing and consulting all high-security perimeter solutions specializing in crash rated products such as gates, wedge barriers, bollards, arms, beams, and fences. He also has extensive knowledge in designing commercial and industrial security systems that include surveillance camera systems, access control, turnstiles, and Mass Notification Systems. He is certified in various solutions including Pelco, Milestone, Genetec, and Proximex, just to name a few. A few previous projects managed by Tim include the Alabama State Port Authority, a base camp project in Port au Prince, Haiti, Fulton Prison, Marine Base Quantico, VA, Federal Reserve Bank in El Paso, TX, and several FL national guard locations.

Nick Dearman

Vice President of Industrial Solutions and Critical Infrastructure

Nick Dearman came to IET Systems in 2006 with an impressive 10 years of high-voltage electrical experience. Since that time, Nick has held a unique trifecta qualification by having experience in high-voltage, low-voltage, and fiber optics! He is a certified tower climber and rescuer, COMTRAIN certified, certified Corner Fiber Broadband technician, and has extensive experience with using and deploying Genetec software and access control systems. In addition, Nick is well-versed in alternative power methods including solar power and wireless tower solutions. Nick’s portfolio includes extensive experience designing, installing, and managing security integration projects. These projects include but are not limited to access control, gates, surveillance camera systems, turnstiles with canopies, guard shacks, and guard rail lights in commercial and industrial environments. His dedication, workmanship, loyalty, and valuable skill set make him a great asset to the company.

The experience Nick Dearman brings to IET Systems is impressive, but it is the drive behind Nick’s customer relationships that sets him apart from the rest. Nick’s 10 to 14-year-long relationships are standard with most of his customers. This keeps him as a point person for multi-industrial and petroleum sites across the Southeast. Nick’s customers know that he is dependable, responsive, and extremely knowledgeable. With Nick on the IET Systems team, we are assured of keeping repeat business, repeat customers, and will continue to have long-standing business relationships.

Perry Cowart

Director of International Business Development

Perry Cowart is the Director of International Business Development for IET Systems. He specializes in providing complex technology solutions for underdeveloped regions or remote areas that have experienced natural disasters. His business development projects have taken him to areas such as Argentina, Peru, Lima, Guyana, Venezuela, South Korea, South Africa, and Spain.  Perry’s experience working in the defense construction industry and in the commission and operations of Oil and Gas facilities worldwide, complements the expertise level of the IET Systems team. His knowledge, experience, and taut leadership, ensure projects are executed as expected from design, implementation,  to final completion. His direct oversight and involvement with local and foreign governments, and regulatory agencies for the purpose of project approvals, permits, construction, and continued operations enables him to fully understand the exact needs and requirements of our international business sector. From mass notification systems, communication towers, security solutions, and industrial fiber infrastructure networks, Perry can offer the solution required.  He has worked with clients that include Seadrill, ENSCO, Pacific Drilling, Subsea 7, BP, McDermott, Transocean, Noble Drilling, Atwood Oceanics, BAE Systems, Evoniks, Mitsubishi Poly, Shell Northrop Grumman, and Huntington Ingalls.

Denys Driver

Project Supervisor

Denys has been a critical team performer since 2011. He has managed several major projects with IET Systems since that time and is our go-to person for major programming systems integration projects. He brings much experience to the table and not only supervises the teams he leads but also works hand-in-hand with his team. Making him a valuable leader, mentor, and expert teacher. Denys started with IET Systems as an installer but quickly made his way to becoming one of our best Project Supervisors and invaluable team members.  His skills include strategic planning, project management, and building complex security solutions for our military, commercial, and industrial clients. He is well respected, works efficiently, and is always ready to lend a helping hand. With Denys supervising our projects, we rest peacefully knowing our clients are in good hands.

Kelley Nolen

Executive Vice President of Operations

Kelley started as a sales representative with the residential security division in 2009 and has since played numerous roles with the company. As she moved over to restructuring the Human Resources Department, she quickly moved to become a Manager of the Field Operations for our Dish Network division that included six offices with over 100 technicians. After that, she began to help coordinate and help manage some of our high security projects with IET Systems, including Lake Charles School District, Switch Data Center, Protovision, Undisclosed Military Base, and the City of Tavares.

Matt Gueret

Lead Technician

Celeste Devine


Beth Therrell

Legal & Compliance


Jessica Hendricks

Executive Administrator

Project Administrator

Shasta Godwin

Chief Experience Officer

Michael Brady

Human Resources