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Ripley Tate

Responsibilities: Strategic planning and visionary for Web Fire. Telephony network design and engineering. Sales and customer service.

Background/Education: Graduated from Midwestern State University in 1996 with Bachelor’s degrees in Marketing and International Trade with Minors in English, Economics, and Business Administration. Holds a Private Security License from The State of Texas. Holds several industry standard certifications:

  • Cloud PBX
  • Cisco CCSE
  • NEC 
  • ESI and other manufacturers 

More about Ripley: Well versed in all levels of technical design and implementation and takes a hands-on-approach to exceeding client’s expectations. In 2009, Ripley received the Small Business Person award in Wichita Falls and subsequently won the Regional Small Business Person award in 2010 presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Ripley believes in giving back to the community that has been so gracious to him, his family and Web Fire. With this in mind, Mr. Tate makes time to serve on several Boards and organizations such as the Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Texoma Community Credit Union, Wichita Falls’ Planning and Zoning Commission, Center for Non-Profit Management, Resource Wichita Falls, Leadership Wichita Falls and others. An advocate and student of Zig Ziglar’s philosophies, Ripley truly wants to help others be the best they can be.

In his spare time: If he’s awake, he’s at work.

Tony Landours

Responsibilities: Making sure we stay up on the latest technologies/trends

Background/Education: Attended Midwestern State University ‘90-‘92 with a Business Major. Began his career in technology around 1997 with local computer company. He acquired the following industry certifications:

  • MCSE (Windows 2000)
  • MCP + Internet
  • Comp TIA A+/Security
  • HP Certifications
  • Sonicwall CSP

At the end of 2004/05 he started his own company with a partner called, Secure One Technology. In 2009/10, they purchased Web Fire Communications Inc. with Ripley Tate.

More about Tony: His father was stationed here at Sheppard Air Force Base in 1974. So, Wichita Falls, TX has been his home most of his life. He is married to Karla Miller Landours and they have two beautiful children, Lily and Luke. He is motivated by family, friends and community. He has also been actively serving as a YMCA board member since 2011.

In his spare time: Hanging out with family & friends, playing golf with his son and/or watching his incredibly talented artist daughter prepare her next master piece. Coach Club volleyball to ages 13, 14 & 15 year old’s.

What he love about Web Fire: “Our awesome employees make the difference. Loyalty in this industry is hard to maintain but WE pride ourselves in making sure we meet or exceed the needs of our customers.”

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