VITAC employs over 700 of the best professionals in the industry. Our entire team shares dedication and passion for providing accessibility for life. Whether they’re working in our Greenwood Village, Colorado headquarters, our facility in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, or in remote locations all across the country, your accessible media projects are in reliable hands.
CHRIS CROWELL, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Chris is a highly accomplished executive with more than 25 years leadership experience building collaborative, client-focused organizations. He has lead several companies in growth through market-aligned solutions, products, and services, all the while following the belief that there is nothing more important than the customer. Prior to joining VITAC, Chris started his career at GE and moved on to hold CxO or leadership roles with Enterasys, Extreme Networks, Computer Associates, Concord Communications, Aprisma, Cabletron, Modicon, and Computrol. Chris most recently was a Managing Director at The Gores Group, holding board chairman positions in a number of portfolio companies. He earned an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University, a Masters in Computer Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Western New England University.
JOE ANTONIO, CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
Joe Antonio is an experienced technology leader specializing in the improvement of Information Technology delivery to positively influence business growth and improve services. Prior to joining VITAC, Joe served in technical executive leadership positions at Acrometis, Hewlett-Packard and Bluestone Software, among others. His specialties include high-tech product and services management, start-up, high-growth enterprises, mergers and acquisitions, business development, operational design, and team building.
BEN ROYBAL, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Ben Roybal is VITAC’s Chief Technology Officer, specializing in strategic product, technical, and operational management. He has been a leader in the captioning industry since 2012, serving in several key management positions overseeing operations, scheduling, information technology, and software engineering. An experienced technologist and senior manager, he previously worked at the Gart Companies, GolfTEC, and Lockheed Martin as well as in the banking, private equity, education, and entertainment sectors.
DOUG KARLOVITS, CHIEF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Doug Karlovits, VITAC’s Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO), has been deeply involved in all aspects of our business since his father, Joe Karlovits, founded the company in 1986. Doug started as an office manager, but was quickly promoted to VP, Prerecorded Operations, where he expanded the company’s offline volume by 100%, developed and launched our Multilanguage subtitling division, and created our Client Sales and Services department. In his current role, Doug manages the accounts of VITAC’s largest realtime customers, oversees our sales team, predicts and analyzes revenue, and works to create new technical solutions in our ever-changing industry. His clear understanding of client needs and his ability to grow with the captioning industry have made him an invaluable part of the team.
CHUCK KARLOVITS, CHIEF CAPTIONING OFFICER
Chuck Karlovits joined VITAC in 1990 and has led our finance, administration, live, and prerecorded departments. As COO, he now leads all operations – live, offline, and Multilanguage subtitling. He’s recognized for guidance during this period of massive cultural and technological change in the industry. In his tenure, he’s seen our realtime and offline businesses grow exponentially, year after year. In addition to day-to-day management, Chuck is deeply involved in the development of new products and efficiencies, budgeting, scheduling, and the creation of technical solutions to complex situations. Prior to joining VITAC, he served as office manager for Block Court Reporting. Chuck holds master’s degrees in Management Information Systems and Business Administration from Duquesne University, and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Dayton. Chuck has been on the Board of Directors of Hearing and Deaf Services since 2004, and has served as its Treasurer and on its Executive Committee.