Doug Herman

I was recently brought on to the Xybix team in August of 2014. Xybix has the coolest products (the customers love them!), the leadership is competitive and is very forward thinking, and I’m excited to help lead the sales team to new levels of success. I'm a competitive person who loves having fun with friends. I grew up in Nebraska (farm kid & a Husker!), I married when I was 20, worked for my father's company, and then moved to Waxahachie TX to go to college for a leadership degree (as a Youth Pastor). Later, I lived in Austin, TX then Denver, CO (in '88). I lost my wife and 2-yr old daughter in 1991, leaving me with my son. I later remarried (Stephanie) and we have 4 kids; Josh (29), Bri (20), Luc (17), and Kate (7 - our wonderful adopted daughter from China). I enjoy anything to do with water (scuba, fishing, skiing and swimming) and I love good stories (movies, series, or books). I enjoy home improvements and love to use my creative and problem-solving skills in a variety of sales, marketing, leadership, and business settings. I also love movies or mini-series (all Marvel movies and of course favorite movie of all time is “Tombstone”. My TV series favs are; Game of Thrones, Justified, Breaking Bad, House of Cards, Dexter, Merlin, and Arrow)

Recent Posts

How to Budget for Transportation & Utilities Workstations

Posted by Doug Herman on Mar 8, 2023 7:24:23 AM

Control rooms for transportation and utilities see 24/7/365 use, contain a massive amount of technology, and host employees in charge of functions that are critical to all our daily lives. As a result, these rooms need specialized workstations that are highly functional, comfortable, and built to last. These projects generally require a capital expenditure, which requires a budget request—and approval.

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Topics: Design, Pricing, Command Centers, Pre-Planning

4 Ways to Improve Morale While Updating Your Dispatch Center

Posted by Doug Herman on Feb 15, 2023 7:26:38 AM

It’s easy to say that creating a nicer workspace improves morale—but can you prove it? Tina Buneta can.

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Topics: Design, Dispatch, Pre-Planning, Brief Overview

Why a Zigzag Configuration May Work Best for Your Dispatch Center

Posted by Doug Herman on Jan 11, 2023 9:21:36 AM

Most of us think that interior designers make spaces beautiful with paint, furniture and artwork choices. In the dispatch world, however, I would say that the No. 1 function of an interior designer is to solve space problems. Unless we’re talking about new construction, most centers have space challenges, whether it’s the size or shape of the room or the placement of columns and electrical boxes.

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Topics: Design, Dispatch, Pre-Planning, Brief Overview

Celebrate the New Year by Committing to Do One More Thing

Posted by Doug Herman on Jan 4, 2023 7:14:13 AM

First, let me say Happy New Year along with a heartfelt Thank You to our loyal customers and our prospective customers. I’m honored that we’re able to make your challenging jobs in dispatch, healthcare, operations and other 24/7 mission-critical functions just a little bit easier.

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Topics: Employee Health, Fun & Morale, Brief Overview

NEWS FLASH: Sitting All Day Is Still Bad for You

Posted by Doug Herman on Sep 13, 2022 7:21:59 AM

No matter what your job, sometimes you need a reminder of why we do what we do. I got just such a reminder last week when I ran across this article:

Labor Day means a return to work. And highlights the dangers of sitting all day.
Like the frog in the pot of ever-warmer water, the danger from stillness may not be obvious until it's too late.

After I got over my jealousy of that great teaser—who doesn’t love boiling the frog analogies—a Xybix value came to mind:

 We design products for a healthier and more productive workplace.

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Topics: Employee Health, Fun & Morale, Brief Overview

10 Keys to Designing a Transportation Control Room

Posted by Doug Herman on Mar 2, 2022 7:40:25 AM

After perfecting the design of 911 dispatch centers decades ago, our designers here at Xybix are increasingly applying the same principals to transportation control rooms. Whether you’re directing planes, trains or automobiles, the room you’re in and the desk you’re at make an impact on how you handle your mission-critical tasks throughout the day. We’ve worked closely with everyone from air traffic controls to railroad engineers to bus dispatchers to understand what you need and how you work. Here’s a summary of what we’ve learned.

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Topics: Installation Information, Design, Features, Utilities, Transportation, & Casinos, Command Centers, Brief Overview

10 Steps Take Your Xybix Project from Start to Finish

Posted by Doug Herman on Feb 9, 2022 8:00:00 AM

I just survived a 6-month remodel of my kitchen, family room and master bathroom. Let me say that again: 6 months. 0 kitchens to use. 1 functional bathroom. 4 exhausted family members. If only I’d known what was coming on those endless days of noise and dust—and those few days without power or water that just felt endless. I wish our contractor had worked harder to let us know what to expect as the project crawled from start to finish.

This remodeling experience reminded me how important it is to set expectations, communicate clearly and follow through. That’s our goal at Xybix—once we earn your business and you select your consoles, the project begins in earnest. We’re here to guide you through the process from start to finish, working closely with you on everything from finish selections to elevator access at your site to the final walkthrough of a successful project.

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Topics: Employee Health, Features, Brief Overview

The Sport of Extreme Standing Has No Winners

Posted by Doug Herman on Jan 12, 2022 7:20:45 AM


My friend Alex invented a new sport: Extreme Standing. When she got a sit-to-stand desk from our MojoDesk division last year, she loved it immediately. As a CFO, Alex had no problem crunching numbers on a laptop, whether she was at home on a sofa, sitting in a coffeeshop or standing at her desk. She especially loved standing. But then the back pain set in…

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Topics: Employee Health, Ergonomics, Features, Brief Overview, Featuring a Video or Photo Gallery

Keep It Clean this Cold & Flu Season

Posted by Doug Herman on Sep 21, 2021 7:36:47 AM

During this long Covid adventure, we’re finally coming to a consensus on one thing: The virus very rarely spreads through surface contact. But do you know what does thrive on surfaces—especially hard surfaces—for hours? Cold and flu viruses. Experts aren’t sure how our Covid habits will impact this year’s cold and flu season. But I’m sure that I don’t want a cold or the flu or Covid. So I looked back through the Xybix blog archives for tips on staying healthy at this time of year.

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Topics: Employee Health, Ergonomics, Design, Brief Overview

The Last Word(s) in Ergonomics

Posted by Doug Herman on Jul 20, 2021 7:26:20 AM

Sitting still has never been my thing. I’ve worked in sales, I’ve been a professional speaker and I dabble in local theater. None of these jobs involve 8 to 12 hours tied to a desk and staring at monitors. So I didn’t immediately appreciate the Xybix focus on ergonomics. I loved the sit-to-stand concept—which gives me the chance to practice my tap dancing under the desk—but the other ergonomic features didn’t hit home until the Carson family described them in terms of preventing pain.

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Topics: Employee Health, Ergonomics, Design, Brief Overview