You might say this is the biggest news we’ve had since we launched Pentecom 25 years ago. This fall, our owners Kathy Rainbolt and Kim Willmott completed the steps needed to transition Pentecom from a limited liability company to an incorporated Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).
“Our customers won’t see any changes,” said Kathy. “We now have 100‑plus owners – all dedicated to the future with the same mission and quality standards you have come to count on from Pentecom.” She emphasized this is a significant investment in the company’s highly skilled technical team of influential and recognized industry experts.
Kim added, “Our team cares as much about our customers as we do. This move will help Pentecom retain our top-notch employees long-term and, when needed, help us recruit talent.”
The Pentecom leadership you know and trust remains in the hands of those who founded the company in 1997. Kathy is now chief executive officer and Kim is chief financial officer.
As part of the restructuring, we have someone new to introduce. Caleb Byrd, who joined Pentecom two years ago, was promoted to chief operating officer. He has a strong management background and previously served as the company’s technical program manager. In his new role, Caleb will oversee day-to-day operations, allowing Kathy and Kim to focus more on the strategic direction that will lead to continued customer satisfaction and company growth.
“We look forward to Caleb bringing his energy, enthusiasm and new ideas to carry on and expand our vision,” said Kathy.
Pentecom is headquartered in Palestine, Texas, with a satellite office in Scottsboro, Ala. We have more than 100 employees located in 19 states, including 20 veterans with combined service of more than 170 years.
We serve various U.S. and international clients representing business, industry and the U.S. military.
Pentecom is celebrating its 25th anniversary through March 2023. “We are incredibly proud of our team and how hard they have worked to get us where we are today,” said Kathy.