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The founders of Primate Technologies, Inc. each have over thirty years of experience in the industry. Having previously served in both technical contributor and senior management positions for enduser or supplier companies they developed well-rounded views of projects and a keen recognition of critical success factors for business.

Building on their diverse experience, including work at utility companies, major Energy Management System (EMS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) suppliers, process control, and telecommunication companies, the founders are very customer focused, as is evident by the strong support they receive from their existing customer base.
Mitch Patterson

Mitch Patterson is a co-founder of Primate Technologies, Inc. and leads its software development and finance activities, withover 30 years of professional software development experience.

His past experience includes software development and product management positions at General Electric, Turner Broadcasting System, and Harris Corporation. In high school and college he was a short-order cook, which taught him valuable lessons in customer service and multitasking.

Mitch earned a bachelor's degree in English from Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC and an MS in Computer Science from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. In his spare time he tries to perfect his grilling and smoking techniques.
Rita Patterson
V.P. of Sales, Marketing & Customer Relations

Rita Patterson is a co-founder of Primate Technologies, Inc. and leads the Sales, Marketing and Customer Relations organization.

Her past experience includes leadership positions at General Electric, including General Manager of Sales, Marketing & Commercial Operations and Sales & Services Strategy Manger. Prior to this, Rita held various leadership positions at Harris Corporation’s Controls Division. Rita also served in technical leadership positions at Georgia Power and Savannah Electric.

Rita earned a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Armstrong Atlantic State University and has attended various corporate leadership programs.
Bill Snavely
Vice President, Operations

Bill Snavely is a co-founder of Primate Technologies, Inc. and leads the Operations team.

His past experience includes leadership positions at Centerpoint Broadband Technologies, where he was the Director of Melbourne Operations. He also held leadership positions at General Electric including Master Black Belt in Six Sigma, Manager of Global Services, and various engineering management roles. Prior to this he was an Executive Account Manager of Scientific Atlanta, and held various positions in management and as a technical contributor at Harris Corporation’s Controls Division

Bill earned a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Florida Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh.