Bob Berry — DPS Telecom, Founder & CEO
Persistence, dedication, and vision are the words colleagues use to describe the personal qualities of Robert A. Berry - qualities that have led Berry from building robots in high school to building a company that is a leader in remote network telemetry.
Bob is the founder and CEO of DPS Telecom, one of the nation's leading developers of integrated network alarm monitoring solutions. The growth of DPS Telecom from a small consulting firm to an Inc. 500 company has been through the guidance of Bob's persistence, dedication and vision.
Growing up in the rural town of Reedley, California, Bob developed an interest in new technology early in life. He began studying electronics in the sixth grade, and he spent his senior year in high school designing and building a computer-controlled, self-navigating robot, a project which won major awards at the Fresno County Science Fair that year.
What makes Bob's youthful accomplishment even more impressive is that he had learned everything he knew about electronics on his own. In fact, it wasn't until college that Berry heard the word "schematics," long familiar to him from his reading, said out loud-and learned, unfortunately, that his own pronunciation, "shemetics," was incorrect.