Will Perry – Founder & CEO

Will Perry is the CEO of Worldwide Power Products, the power-generation equipment provider he founded out of a spare bedroom in his townhouse in 2008.  Perry led the Worldwide Power Products team to to be named one of Forbes Magazine’s 100 Most Promising Companies in 2011 as well as earning a spot in the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America for three consecutive years.

Today, Perry oversees many aspects of the organization, but his role is primarily focused on key customer and vendor relationships as well as inventory acquisition and growth opportunities.

Prior to founding WPP, Will was the leading salesperson for another power generation company. While there he helped them establish worldwide relationships, completing business transactions internationally with dozens of firms.

A life-long entrepreneur, Perry started his first business when he was in high school.  Later, while completing his degree in Economics at The University of Texas at Austin, he developed and operated several small businesses.

Perry has been recognized by the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) as Houston’s Entrepreneur of the Year (2011-2012), and by the Houston Business Journal as one of Houston’s 40 under 40 (2012). He currently serves on the board of a several community and professional service organizations including Bridges To Life and is an active member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO – Texas Gulf Coast Chapter).

Will enjoys spending time with his wife and three children as well as hunting, fishing, and playing golf.

Alec Mize – COO

Alec Mize has assisted and advised Worldwide Power Products since 2009, the company’s second year of operation.  He acted as an advisory director for most of that time and further assisted on special projects as needed and as his time allowed.  This activity has resulted in the development of sound, trusting relationships with many of the company’s personnel and an understanding of the management processes and the impact of the company’s growth upon those processes.  In January of 2019, shortly after retirement from the operation of his own companies, Alec joined Worldwide as COO in order to relieve some of the management duties from other senior executives and thus allow them to focus more on customer needs and continued growth.

Alec has extensive experience in all areas of managing rapidly growing small and medium sized businesses, particularly in industries involving skilled labor.  Over the past 35 years he has held significant ownership and management positions in 4 different pipeline construction companies, some of which worked all over the world, performed contracts of up to $100 million, and were among the largest pipeline contractors in the United States.  As opportunities arose, he also started or purchased businesses in related pipeline service fields including cathodic protection, hydrostatic testing and equipment rentals.  As an investor, he has been involved with other unrelated startups including the first on-line defensive driving company in the U.S.  As his companies were occasionally sold, he periodically spent brief periods consulting for long-time business friends and associates, including banks.  His overall experience in strategic planning, general management, project management, and virtually all business and investment aspects of corporate growth is extensive.

Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Alec spent 10 years with the international CPA firm of Ernst & Young where he was manager-in-charge of international tax issues for the Southwest region of the U.S. at the time of his leaving.

Alec, a native of Ruston, Louisiana, attended LSU (Baton Rouge) on several academic scholarships and received a BS degree in Finance and Accounting.  He has lived in Houston for 45 years where he enjoys activities with his wife and married daughters and, as often as possible,  relaxing “in the country” on weekends.

Dave Vennie

David Vennie – VP – Sales & Engineering

David Vennie is the Vice President of Sales and Engineering for Worldwide Power Products. Leading the Sales and Engineering team with prioritized focus on Worldwide Power Products’ core business and key growth areas, he drives continuous improvement in sales processes. With over 15 years of experience in controls, switchgear, engines and generator sets, he is growing a team with strong technical expertise in the companies key industry segments.

Since joining Worldwide Power Products in 2011, he has sold more than $40 million in revenue. He has expanded the company’s business into the Middle East, where Worldwide Power Products continues to sell millions of dollars each year.

Prior to his role at Worldwide Power Products, he was Regional Sales Manager at Caterpillar, Inc. There, he directed sales of power-generation equipment, including diesel and natural gas generator sets. His influence spanned the Central Region from North Dakota, east to Wisconsin, and south to Texas.

Dave earned Electrical Engineering and BBA degrees from Michigan Technological University. He has contributed time to several non-profits, including Junior Achievement, a youth educator focused on business, and SCORE, a small business counseling service. He is Member of IADC and EGSA.

Dave began his career in sales at the age of 16, selling golf clubs in Flushing, Michigan. In his early 20s, with Siemens Dematic he became proficient with programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and developed his technical, engineering, controls and troubleshooting skills. He grew up in Flint, Michigan with three brothers and two sisters. He enjoys golfing, hunting, sports, and anything that involves an engine.

Scott Spidle – VP – Service & Operations

Worldwide Power Products named Scott Spidle its Vice President of Operations. In that capacity, Spidle oversees Worldwide Power Products’ Houston and North Texas generator service teams, he is also heavily involved in developing new business for these divisions.

“I joined Worldwide Power Products because I wanted to help further their reputation as the generator set supplier that focuses on excellent service and total customer loyalty,” said Spidle. “I take great pride in ensuring that once we make a commitment, we meet it.”

With more than 22 years of experience in operations and management, Spidle most recently worked for the USW Utility Group as their Vice President of their Texas operations. There, his experience developing and implementing operating procedures helped prepare him for his new role. Spidle holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Agriculture from Sam Houston State University and is a member of the Association of Water Board Directors and the American Water Works Association.

Jeanette Stratmann

Jeanette Stratmann – VP – Rental

Jeanette Stratmann has been the Rental Manager at Worldwide Power Products for the past five years.

Jeanette graduated from CCSU with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Her expertise is in generator rental sales with 25+ years experience in customer service, contract negotiation, new business development, and operations management and sales.

Jeanette is a member of The American Rental Association and the Texas Rental Association and was recently recognized as a “VIP Woman of The Year” by the National Association of Professional Woman.

She enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren. When she isn’t playing “Ya-Ya” to her grandchildren, she enjoys hunting and gardening.