TX DPS License # B20729

Voice & Data Systems, San Antonio TX

Rey Salinas Founder

A graduate of Central Catholic High School and St. Mary's University, Rey has over 40 years in the Telecommunications industry. Upon receiving his Bachelors from St. Mary's University, he started with Southwestern Bell/AT&T as a management trainee in sales & marketing. He quickly proved his talents and repeatedly was one of the top producers in San Antonio. In 1978, he was promoted to District Sales Manager and assigned to an under performing district in Houston, Texas. Within a year, his District was one of the Top Performers and in 1981 he was promoted to Division Manager and welcomed back home to San Antonio. During his time as a Division Manager, he worked on the team tasked with the launch of the AT&T Merlin and the transition of the Southwestern Bell Telecom employees to the newly formed American Bell (later became Lucent) following the break-up of the Bell System.

Following the transition to American Bell, Rey was invited to join a team tasked with managing the transition and providing training and direction for sales and marketing personnel throughout the United States. However, this opportunity would require a relocation to corporate headquarters in New Jersey. putting family and community first, Rey instead chose to walk-away from the opportunity and stay San Antonio.

For the next three years, he served as Vice President – Marketing for San Antonio's largest telephone systems dealer until co-founding Horizon Telephone Systems, now HTS Voice & Data Systems.

Troy Salinas President

Troy Salinas is the oldest of Rey's children, growing up in the industry often tagging along with his Father to the office during his early days with Bell and later when his father started HTS.

Following High School, Troy attended the University of Texas at San Antonio where he earned a Business Degree. While in college he continued to work for HTS in sales and marketing; and later in business and finance. Following graduation, he joined HTS full-time as Business Manager, eventually becoming President.

Troy holds multiple sales and technical certifications in telephone system, computers and computer networking and cabling from our partners like Microsoft, SonicWall, Toshiba, Mitel, NEC, Panduit, Belden and Hitachi. He is also a Master Technician for ICC Cabling Solutions and licensed with the State of Texas Private Security Bureau.

Troy has also been a leader in San Antonio community. He was awarded a certificate of accomplishment from the Community Minority Advancement Program at the University of Texas at Austin; with a “Community MBA”. He was part of the 1997 Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Hispanic Professional Leadership Conference and Leadership San Antonio 31, where he co-chaired quality of life day. Troy is also a graduate of Central Catholic High School and served as an Alumni Association Board Member and former President.

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