- 1990: Founded as an electrical contractor
- 1996: Entered the telecommunications industry
- 2011: Focused exclusively in telecommunications and moved to Greer
- 2013: Bought by Ed Niles
- 2010, 2012 & 2013: Named a S.C. Top 25 Fastest Growing Company
Today, Network Controls & Electric is a leader in structured cable installation across the Southeast.
“Network Controls has been [working] for Greenville County Schools in excess of 6 years now. Their quality of workmanship is exceptional, project management far exceeds expectations, and they always deliver and stand by their products. They come with our highest recommendation!”
— John Susie, Field Services Manager Greenville County Schools
Edward NilesChief Executive Officer
Ed began his career serving as Section Leader and Switching Repair Technician with the US Army. His career has since included time with Level 3 Communications as Senior Technician and later Operations Manager. He joined Network Controls & Electric as Project Manager and was later promoted to Vice President. He became President in 2011 and has been CEO/ Owner since 2013.
Elizabeth NilesDirector of Administration
Liz has a wide range of customer service and management experience. Over the last 20 years she has worked in various fields including Property Management and the Cartography industry. Liz has been working in the communications industry for the last 6 years. As Network Controls Director of Administration she has oversight to our accounting department and office administration departments. Liz enjoys gardening, cooking and spending time with her husband and 2 children.
Steve FenderDirector of Technology
Steve has been in the technology and information industry for over 24 years. He began his career in Structural Engineering after attending Georgia Southern. In 1991, he started his own computer company and hosted a talk radio program about computers and technology trends. His experience includes serving in several roles in his companies and consulting for multimillion-dollar companies.
Jean RothHR Manager
With over 35 years in the contracting industry — from entry level to top management — Jean has extensive experience in human resources and office administration. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Presbyterian College and enjoys shooting sporting clays, hunting, fishing and reading.
Craig GastonSales Engineer
Craig’s career in communications began in 1978 with Viacom Cablevision, when cable TV was just catching on. He earned his Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) in 1999 before joining AFL Telecommunications as Operations Manager in 2004. Craig joined Network Control & Electric as Sales Engineer in 2007. He and his high school sweetheart have been married since 1966.
Cody has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2008. He has been involved in almost every aspect of structured cabling, have worked in various positions from a field technician to estimating. Outside of work, he is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, fishing and camping. He and his wife, Shannon, have two children.