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April Ramblings

Updated: Apr 5, 2022


April 2022

Ray Bailey

Hello all,

It’s newsletter time again! Another month behind us. Can you believe the first quarter is gone already? For me it just zipped by so fast we hardly got our Rocks established for the quarter and the quarter is over. Some of the rocks for the quarter are complete or just about complete and in just two weeks, we will be gathering to discuss Q2 goals.

It’s been fast, but it’s been a good quarter. We are still dealing with supply-chain issues, we have a talent shortage, and the amount of work we have booked has been nothing short of amazing, but we are dealing with it, and we have a plan. The management team is working hard to make sure we have all the things we need in our plan to put ourselves in a position to successfully execute this work once we begin to receive equipment in the amount we need to fulfill our commitments. With the work we have booked and the other unfulfilled projects we have in house already, we have over 50 million dollars’ worth of work in backlog to complete by the end of 2022. We have booked 25 million against a 19 million dollar goal. That’s 132% of the 2022 single quarter goal. That is an amazing number compared to last year’s revenues and our projections. Can we keep it up? It appears there is no slowdown on the horizon. We see sales keeping pace for the next quarter, so it is already shaping up to be an OUTSTANDING year, even just for this first quarter of 2022. Of course, it is early…

Eric Gillespie

Promotion. We are happy to announce the promotion of Eric Gillespie to the position of IT Programming Supervisor. Eric has been with the company since December of 2001 giving him more than 20 years at Lone Star.

Eric started as a nurse call tech in the field under Hayden Hughes programming R4 systems, then became our expert on ResponderNET which was the state-of-the-art integration platform back then, moving on to Responder 5 integrations in 2008. He most recently has focused on Responder Enterprise, supporting new integrations and anything healthcare related to keep Lone Star the front runner in the industry. During these 20+ years, Eric has evolved into a person to whom so many Lone Star folks and customers have turned for his experience, knowledge, and tenacity. He has helped guide the growth, complexity, sophistication, and quality of the programming team to provide our customers with dependable, replicable results.

In his spare time, Eric enjoys time with family and friends. He says golf is his sport of choice, but it needs more of his attention. Eric’s contribution to his team and Lone Star as a whole is exemplary, and we are very proud of his many accomplishments. Join me in congratulating Eric on this well-deserved promotion.


Strategic Planning Committee. As I mentioned we are having our 2nd quarter SPC meeting the week of April 18th. Kathryn Marshall will be joining us and provide the financial oversight to the team which is especially necessary as our backlog builds and cashflow becomes a consideration of the next quarter or two. With our official launch of Professional Services over the first quarter of 2022, we now have representation from all groups within the SPC. Our team consists of the four COOs, three from Professional Services, three from Corporate Services and two from sales.

The team is:

Chief Operating Officers

Victor Gonzalez

Kevin Henderson

Dan Hiett

Ron Kruse

Professional Services

Justin Bailey

Donna Montgomery

Jeff Richard

Corporate Services

Patt Bowles

Joshua Hiett

Kathryn Marshall


Chris Andrus

Marquis Woodard