Sam Bishop is President of TOTLCOM Inc. the position he has held since launching his communications company in the wake of the break-up of the Bell System. In this role, Sam has managed his company through the complex analog/electronic/digital/IP evolution of the telecommunications industry. During this time, TOTLCOM has grown to four physical offices in Northern California, with system installations and support throughout the United States with a few foreign locations as well.
Sam has more than 40 years of management experience in telecommunications, starting as an Electronics Maintenance Officer in the United States Navy, then a Product Engineer for Sylvania Electronics Systems. Prior to starting his own business, Sam spent 10 years as General Manager of Santa Cruz Telephone Answering and Radio Service, a radio common carrier (pre-dates cell phones).
In 1997, Sam brought together a group of owners of telecommunications companies to form Technology Assurance Group (TAG). After serving as Chairman of the board for 10 years, Sam sold his stock in the company, allowing TAG to become totally independent. It now consists of over 100 members across the country and approximately $300m in annual sales.
An active member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Santa Cruz, Sam is also an avid flyer. He is Past World President of the International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians. As a member and Past President of Los Medicos Voladores (The Flying Doctors) since 1976, Sam continues to transport medical professionals to support clinics in the US and Mexico. His other passion is fly fishing and for the past four years, he has been President of the Santa Cruz Fly Fisherman Club.
Sam holds a BSEE degree from University of New Mexico.
TOTLCOM has been very accommodating and helpful. They have been quick and responsive to problems and have come up with innovative solutions to our needs. – Ray – Association Resource Center, Sacramento