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Our Team

Meet Our Automation Experts

Jeff Galea

CEO and Founder

Jeff graduated from General Motors Institute (Kettering University) with a BS in Electrical Engineering. His thesis entitled, “Local Area Networking,” resulted in the installation of GM’s first broadband coaxial cable network at its Syracuse, NY Fisher Body plant. Jeff moved to Boca Raton, FL where he was the key technologist tasked with building GM/EDS’s development center practice at IBM. As Chief Technology Officer for GM/EDS in Boca Raton, Jeff developed operating systems on Intel and PowerPC platforms and was co-inventor on US Patent 6,118,428 involving the integration of OS/2® and Windows®. After 15 years with GM/EDS, Jeff moved to Silicon Valley where he joined Aurum Software pre-IPO. As Director of Aurum’s consulting practice and later Vice President of Engineering, Jeff was credited with developing the first completely browser-based Sales Force Automation application in the industry. Jeff’s team simultaneously released the product in nine languages, after which Aurum went public and was acquired by The Baan Company. As Vice President of Engineering for Baan’s North America Front Office Division, Jeff’s team developed software that kept mobile phones synchronized with cloud servers to empower mobile sales forces at Fortune 500 companies. Jeff left Baan and co-founded The Cybrant Corporation, a pioneer in web-based guided selling solutions. Cybrant deployed its solution to multi-national companies including HP, Cisco, Dupont, Johnson & Johnson, and Mitsubishi, among others. As Vice President of Engineering and Chief Architect, Jeff was awarded a US Patent 6,404,445 for Cybrant’s core constraint engine technology which enabled complex products to be configured in a browser. Jeff moved back to Boca Raton, FL to run Cybrant’s Product Management, Engineering, and Support Teams as Cybrant grew to 150 employees in nine countries before being acquired by Blue Martini Software.

With an insatiable passion for high-end electronics and control software, Jeff left Blue Martini Software in 2003 to follow his life long dream of launching Boca Theater and Automation, Inc. focusing exclusively on integrating luxury A/V and control systems into homes, yachts, and businesses. BTA’s state-of-the art touch screen systems and luxury electronics have been deployed in some of the most prestigious homes and businesses in the U.S. from Fisher Island and Miami’s South Beach, to Palm Beach Island and East Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, with the majority of its customers located in Palm Beach County, Florida.  BTA continues to rank among the CEPRO Top 100 Integrators in the U.S. for more than a decade and counting, and two of BTA’s projects were featured in HGTV’s Top Ten Luxury Home Theaters which aired in U.S. and Canada. BTA is now Boca Tech and Automation, understand why here.

Mike Chirichella

Chief Financial Officer

More than 25 years of senior financial and strategic leadership experience in healthcare management, M&As, logistics, and strategic initiatives within start-up, emerging and large organizations. Prior to joining BTA in March 2017, Mike was a founder and SVP Finance for CūtisCare, a national wound care management company. Mike serves on the board of BTA and Finish Line Consulting.

Ron Lennox

Vice President of Business Development

While attending the University of North Alabama in 1980, Ron was attempting to get a turntable off of lay-a-way and ended up accidentally joining the Hi-Fi Industry. He never looked back. Over the years Ron has worked for small Hi-Fi specialty shops, large regional specialists including Florida’s own Sound Advice chain and several major manufacturers including Meridian America, an industry leader in Digital Audio delivery. Ron also spent time with a few of the finest custom electronics integration companies in the Industry.

Along the way Ron was responsible for developing and implementing a number of training initiatives for salespeople, dealers of all size, and even end users; as well as product development for several manufacturers. Through all of the different companies and all of the many roles over the years Ron has never lost his love of, as he says, “saving the world from bad hi-fi”. With the mantle of VP of Business Development, Ron is continuing his journey throughout the technology laden industry we find ourselves in today.

Jim Reid

Director of Engineering

Jim graduated from the University of Utah with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating, Jim worked for Electronic Data Systems (EDS) for eight years. During this time, Jim traveled extensively as a design, development, and implementation specialist for EDS. In 1999, Jim joined The Cybrant Corporation, a pioneer in web-based guided selling solutions. As Director of Engineering, Jim led the team of software engineers that developed Cybrant’s server and browser-based runtime technology.

In 2005, Jim joined Boca Tec and Automation (BTA). Jim has designed, developed, and implemented many state-of-the-art touch screen control systems that have been deployed in some of the most prestigious homes in the U.S.

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News & Updates

BTA is now BOCA TECH AND AUTOMATION

You might be asking yourself, “Why is BTA changing their name after nearly 20 years in business?”. Well, to tell you the truth, we had been thinking about changing our name for years to better match our broad technology footprint, but it seemed there was never a good time to do it. We also wondered how important it was relative to the effort it would take to execute a name change. Then the pandemic hit. While tragic in so many ways, it immediately enlightened us as to what having the word “theater” in our name really means for web searches and our ever growing social media footprint. We could not have planned an experiment on this grand of a scale if we tried. When everyone immediately stopped searching for movie theater tickets, our web search results related to theater dropped off too. And when all of this “digital noise” went quiet, we found that our actual message was a lot more effective! This is why we think now is the perfect time to take this over searched term out of our name and execute the plan we’ve had in our back pocket for the past five+ years!

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Jeff Galea
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Boca Tech and Automation

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