Open Range Access was founded in Colorado by Jonathan Manz and Ray Norman with the goal of providing the highest quality remote wireless telemetry solution for the Oil and Gas Industry. The Open Range Access Team has been building enterprise-level communications networks, integrated software solutions, and wellhead controllers and electronics for over 20 years. We provide reliable, cost-effective turn-key solutions for remote gas wellhead management. Our philosophy, “simple is better,” is evident in our straightforward systems designs and friendly customer service.
Jonathan Manz, President and CEO
Jonathan Manz is a professional Network Engineer with over 13 years of industry experience with Fortune 100 companies (such as IBM and Qwest) as an engineer, sales engineer, and senior national director. His expert-level knowledge encompasses multi-protocol and Internet networking, security, disaster recovery and telecommunications, as well as designing, building, implementing, and supporting wireless Internet and communications solutions for a variety of industries.
Ray Norman, Senior Vice President and CTO
Ray Norman is a professional Network Engineer with more than 15 years of comprehensive Data Communications Engineering experience working with Fortune 100 companies such as IBM and Nortel Networks. He provides innovative customer strategies and solutions for the design/redesign and implementation of Internet delivery, capacity planning and development.
Brian Hochgurtel, Lead Software Engineer
Brian Hochgurtel is a Microsoft certified software engineer with over 20 years of experience in software and web development, database design and implementation, and system administration. He has worked in a variety of fields including telecommunications, software product development, medical research, educational outreach, SharePoint consulting, aerospace, and energy. In addition he has been involved with the following publications and conferences:
- Speaker: CIMA Conference. Little Fluffy Cloud or Cloud of Impending Doom
- Author: Cross Platform Web Service Using C# and Java. ISBN: 1584502622
- Author: VB.NET and XML. ISBN: 047112060X
- Author: How To Use the Internet as a Reliable Means of Information Exchange, Front Range BizTech Magazine, 2001
- Author: XML: Handle with eXtra Care, iSeries Magazine, 2001
- Technical Editor: Beginning Software Engineering by Rod Stephens. ISBN:1118969146
- Technical Editor: C# 5.0 Programmer’s Reference by Rod Stephens. ISBN: 1118847288
- Technical Editor: Visual Basic 2012 by Rod Stephens. ISBN: 1118314077
Technical Design and Support
Our highly experienced technical design and support team has developed and provided hosting services for banking, securities, insurance, financial institutions, and the oil and gas industry. They strive to provide the most effective and most secure solutions possible for every customer’s needs.
Our experienced sales team strives to help each of our customers achieve their specific business goal, using face-to-face meetings, detailed phone calls, electronic mail, and any other necessary means.
Our customer service team is ready to help you get connected to the engineer or sales person who can best assist you.