Calmont is a family business that has brought together the brightest minds in the business to tackle outstanding challenges every day. Our executive team is as follows.
Bobbe Monteleone, CEO
As the daughter of the founders of the company, Bill & Blanche Chilcote, Bobbe grew up at Calmont. From taking home wire scraps from the shop floor for art projects as a grade schooler to preparing payroll in high school to becoming an owner in the 1990s, Calmont has always been an integral part of her life. Bobbe took a slight detour from the family business to dip her toe into politics and law, working in campaign management, and practiced estate planning briefly. But ultimately decided that the family business is where she wanted to be. Bobbe earned a bachelor’s in economics & political science from the University of California, San Diego and a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law.
Todd Johnson, President
Todd joined Calmont Wire & Cable as President in 2016 and is leading Calmont’s transformation into a lean design and manufacturing culture. Before coming to Calmont, Todd served as: President and COO of OrcaEyes, a data analytics software and services firm; Publisher of Workforce Management magazine, a 90-year old publishing enterprise that included a monthly magazine, a website, six newsletters, and a job board; and Director of Global Solutions at ICon Professional Services. Todd is a seasoned negotiator, having been involved in numerous business acquisitions and sales throughout his career, including: Staffing Industry Analysts, Maccabees Insurance, and Workforce Management. He also managed real estate portfolios and commercial leasing. Todd has a bachelor’s degree in Employee Relations from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in Finance from Walsh College.
Don Dodge, VP of Research
Don has been with Calmont for 33 years, starting out as Chief Engineer. Don started in the wire and cable industry after leaving the Army in 1969. He began at Pacific Electricord as Quality Control Laboratory Supervisor, then moved up to Quality Control Manager, and finally became Chief Engineer. Over the years, he has designed many ultra-flexible cables for military, medical, and aerospace applications. Don is a respected thought leader in the industry, having presented papers on aerospace, medical, and robotic applications for wires and cables, in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Don holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics and a master’s degree in Business Administration. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Society of Automotive Engineers, has acted as Chairman of the Flexible Cords Technical Committee of NEMA, and served as Chairman of the US Delegation for IEC SC20B for Wires and Cables.