Who is 8K Solutions?

The 8K team is a group of trusted and respected industry professionals with more than a hundred years of cumulative experience in sports technology.   


Dan Aton, Founder & CEO

  • Founded XOS Technologies, Inc. in 1999
  • More than 20 years of industry experience
  • Industry pioneer in sports video technology - audiovisual systems design and integration

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Bob White, VP Sales & Marketing

  • NFL & Strategic Account Manager Avid/Pinnacle/XOS 1998-2011
  • VP AV & Technology Sales Red Thread (Steelcase)
  • Extensive Sports Production and New Media experience - LiveU

Nick Jones, VP Engineering

  • With XOS Digital/Technologies for 13 years
  • More than 20 years of industry experience
  • Certified CTS-D, AMX & Crestron programmer

Ken Blanchies, Senior Engineer

  • XOS Digital, TSG, Disney & Panasonic
  • More than 16 years of industry experience
  • Certified BSS, NION, AMX & Crestron programmer

Frank Weese, Director Business Development

  • More than 30 years in the Audiovisual Industry
  • Founded Visitec Marketing in 1987 and grew to multi-million dollar agency
  • Extensive experience in control, projection, videoconferencing and AV systems

Don Rawson, Regional Account Manager

  • Over 25 years in athletics technology
  • Director of Video - University of Alabama (1989 - 2009)
  • XOS Digital - Regional Account Manager (2009 - 2015)

Jeff Carpenter, Regional Account Manager

  • Over 27 years in sports technology
  • University of Nebraska - College Football Captain
  • College Football Coach (1978 - 1989)

Susan Leach, Office Manager