Flow Meters & Metering Systems


Mission Statement

To Serve
our various markets with available knowledge, capability and products, to assist end users to accomplish their assignments as well as possible…

To Represent

each principal fairly, honestly, and respectfully…

To Be A Witness

before all of our business associates to the benefit of dealing with Godly principles of love and charity.

The Company

The Avanti Company has been servicing the Florida measurement and control market since 1977. We provide engineered products for a varied range of conditions. Our equipment is of the highest quality and if unforeseen difficulties arise, we back our sales with in-house service capability which will usually result in on-the-spot correction. It is our policy to help everyone we can, and when we cannot, to help you find the answer.

We are located in Avon Park, Florida, at the center of the state, approximately one hour south of Orlando. For those who are curious, Avanti is Italian for “Go Forward”, and our dove symbolizes the “Holy Spirit” and “Peace”.

Our President/Owner of Avanti Company:

Tim Devlin: President/Owner of Avanti Company- Tim is the son of founders Paul and Justine Devlin and joined The Avanti Company over 25 years ago. Tim has been leading the Companies Operations for most of that time. Tim also specializes in Water Specialties and McCrometer metering products as well as our vast offering of Liquid Controls meters. Tim now manages the entire Avanti team, bringing his years of experience and wisdom to the core goals of making sure our Customers get the right product or service, when they need it, to help them do their jobs.

Our Staff – Our friendly staff is always eager to assist you:

Mark Whalen: Vice President – Operations, is responsible for our technical support, shipping, warehouse, and field services. Mark came to Avanti with 13 years experience from a major meter manufacturer. He holds an associates degree in the computer electronics field. Mark is our in-house expert on most of our electronic products.

Office & Tech Services Staff:

David Ratter:  Project and Technical Support Manager comes to Avanti with 20 years of AMR/AMI technical support and project management experience having deployed hundreds of systems.  Having started in the US Navy assigned to the USS Saratoga, Dave has developed an expertise in successfully deploying and assuring optimal performance of all his responsibilities.  Dave is committed to assuring Avanti’s customers the same level of service.

Mark Conner: Technical Services, involved with a variety of support functions and is primarily our lead technician in conducting on-site flow meter testing. Mark came to us with over fifteen years experience as a certified marine mechanic, and now is an important member of our technical services team.

Josh King: Technical Services, involved with a variety of support functions including on-site flow meter testing and is our expert in both installing and supporting the McCrometer Connect systems. Josh has also been trained and supports all of Avanti’s AMR and AMI products including hardware and software implementation. Josh has past Avanti and Utility experience that he brings to our technical services efforts.

Thomas Watson: Technical Services, involved in technical support activities for Avanti’s complete product offering. Thomas has a B.S. in Mathematics and is working on his M.S. degree in Applied Statistics.

Devra Moore: is our Administrative Assistant. She comes to Avanti with 15 years of office management experience, has a bachelors degree in business and MIS systems

Brandy Albury: Inside Sales and Marketing Support, involved in assisting Mark Whalen and Tim Devlin with Inside Sales responsibilities and works with the Outside Sales Staff to help them to keep selling. Brandy also handles all of Avanti’s Marketing needs along with John Corey.  Brandy brings with her a wealth of Sales and Marketing experience and  worked in a Family Distributor environment before joining Avanti.

Sales Management:

Luis Hernandez – Vice President-Sales: Luis has had a distinguished career in the flow metering and metering systems, business working for a water meter manufacturing company and an AMR/AMI manufacturer.  Luis has a BS in Mechanical Engineering as well as a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Fluid Dynamics. Luis’ experience in flow metering and the industry brings a great new perspective to the Company.

Open: Territory Manager, covers South Florida.  The territory covers from Monroe to Indian River County in Southeast Florida up to Lee County on the West Coast.

Matt Devlin: Territory Manager, covers Central Florida. Matt is Tim Devlin’s (owner) son and the grandson of Avanti’s founders. He joined the business after graduating from the University of Central Florida (UCF) with a Business Management Degree. Matt started working in the Industry in 2011 and brings a strong heritage of flow metering to Avanti and a commitment to serve our customers for years to come.

John Broadway: Territory Manager, covers North Florida, Georgia and Alabama. John comes to Avanti with a decade of Sales Experience and a strong knowledge of the industry and the needs of his Customers. John has a Bachelors Degree from Presbyterian College.


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