DEC International has assembled an outstanding team of experienced professionals to ensure our clients receive not only the best information but also the best care possible.
Allan Feifer, Founder and CEO
Allan Feifer was an original co-founder of DEC International in 1976. He is a Georgia native with strong ties to the construction industry and has been involved with construction projects of all kinds here in Georgia and as far away as Latin America and the Middle East. Allan is always pushing technology to do more for the construction industry and his passion for excellence led him to create BidAlert.com. Allan’s love for adventure and all-things technical began with flying airplanes when he was 13 years old. He has been flying ever since.
Jim Rowlette, Founder and COO
Jim Rowlette was one of the “big idea” guys behind the launch of BidAlert.com along with the information service products of DEC International. Jim’s career in the construction field has included being the president of a large roofing materials manufacturer and a kitchen & bath fixture manufacturer in Arizona. Jim has also managed a high-end commercial and residential remodeling contracting businesses. Jim brings his vast understanding of the construction industry to bear on the data collection field. These days, Jim still enjoys remodeling projects along with the great out-of-doors on the golf course.
Nancy Ray, Editor
Nancy is our chief researcher and editor. She has been uncovering private sector jobs in the southeast for almost 20 years! She and her dedicated team have relationships with architects, general contractors, owners, government and other contacts who share vital information with them on an ongoing basis. They have perfected a system for following up on projects and uncovering emerging information in an extremely timely and efficient system. In addition to a nose for news, Nancy also has a weakness for cats. She and her husband have rescued many over the years and are currently spoiling two in their home now.
David Kochan, VP of Information Technology
David Kochan has worked in the information technology field since 1994. He graduated cum laude from Georgetown University with a degree in Technology Management and a minor in Computer Science. David has written articles for computer magazines, has spoken at computer conferences and ran several e-commerce businesses. He designed the system architecture behind BidAlert.com and helped build BidAlert.com. David is the father of two young children and also owns Incredible Inflatables, a moonwalk rental business based out of Norcross, GA.
Chuck Akins, Director of Marketing
Chuck Akins is our Director of Marketing. He brings a wealth of experience in both the construction and engineering fields. Chuck brings not only a strong marketing background, but also a technical background. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and young son.