RAFA Systems, Inc. is dedicated to providing the best experience for each organization possible. We take pride in the progress we have made for our community and for communities like yours. We sell the products that save you time and manpower and we’re proud of the time and manpower it takes to provide you with quality products and service.
The RAFA Systems provide the capability to monitor remotely located equipment and machinery (any asset) with the nation’s top cellular networks and best communication technology. We manufacture the first systems to integrate Remote Control/Monitoring with GIS Mapping for water and wastewater systems.
Jason P. Opferbeck – Founder and President. Jason has over a decade of experience as a Department of Public Works Superintendent at the Villages of Cattaraugus and Gowanda in New York State. During his tenure at the Village of Cattaraugus Jason discovered the time and cost of maintaining and operating spring lots, wells, and sewer systems. He became frustrated with time and cost of having personnel driving to sites daily for regulatory monitoring and decided to create a better solution. Jason wanted to implement a SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) system, but learned that typical systems were too costly for the Village budget. Along with the engineering firm, Phoenix Contact, Jason created the RAFA System at a fraction of what a standard SCADA system costs. Jason has current IIA, IIB, C and D Licenses as a New York State Department of Health Water Operator. Jason oversees the daily operations of the Company and handles the interactions with RAFA customers and leads.
Steve S. Smuda – General Manager and Lead Technician. Steve heads manufacturing production at the RAFA Systems facility and installation of the RAFA System product line in the field. Steve trains sales representatives, distributors, and municipal employees on all things RAFA. From the beginning stages of learning the RAFA System components to mastering machine to machine interface – Steve provides education for all operating levels. Before RAFA Systems, Steve was the Public Works Superintendent for the Village of South Dayton which also includes being the Water and Wastewater Operator. Current licenses include IIB, C and D Water License issued by New York State Department of Health and also a Grade 1 Wastewater license issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Jamie S. Galbraith – Secretary and Finance Director. Jamie works to ensure the financial stability of the company and organizational tasks including accounts receivable & payable, preparation of correspondence, proof-reading, document assembly, and customer service. Jamie attended Jamestown Business College where she received her Associate’s in Marketing and Management, holds a Notary Public commission in Cattaraugus County, New York, and continues education in office management, website content control, and workplace efficiencies including document automation and inter-program compatibility.
Matthew Gold – Sales Team Member of Total-Mapping Solutions, LLC & RAFA Systems, Inc. Matt is responsible for the client relations regarding sales, training and support of the GIS processes of Diamond Maps, customizing maps to fit consumer needs, and provide service after the sale.
Barbara Opferbeck – Human Resources. Barb attends to the daily human resources, organization, and payroll requirements. Before RAFA, Barb was the Project Administrator for SLR Contracting & Services, Co. where she created contracts and oversaw daily business operation.
Jason Opferbeck, Jr. – GIS Specialist and Technician. Jason collects the GIS points and field data from on-site systems. He is a technician both in the field and in manufacturing and trains other technicians in all aspects of GIS and asset management. Jason is attending SUNY Fredonia where he is studying finance and accounting.