About Us

 B-Tel is a project-oriented engineering company specializing in:

  • Design, development, and manufacturing of innovative products and technologies
  • Systems for management and control of air navigation for civil and military aviation
  • Specialized military communications and navigation systems
  • Railway signaling systems
  • Safety and security systems for railways, air forces, civil aviation, and the energy sector
  • Automation and control systems, precision measuring equipment
  • Development and implementation of specialized software for video control, surveillance, and security
  • Telecommunication systems for civil use.

The company is a major supplier, system integrator, and contractor of “turn-key” projects implementing significant telecom infrastructure projects of national importance.

Owners

James Warlick

James Warlick is the co-founder of B-Tel. He has vast experience in international relations and law. Ambassador Warlick is a former diplomat who served in the U.S. Department of State for more than thirty years, including as the U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria. He was concurrently Associate Professor of Law at Arizona State University in 2016. In his diplomatic career, Ambassador Warlick was appointed as U.S. Co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group in 2013. From 2012 to 2013, Ambassador Warlick served as Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan in the office of the Secretary of State and had responsibility for negotiating a Bilateral Security Agreement with Afghanistan. He was confirmed as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Bulgaria on December 24, 2009, by the United States Senate and sworn in on January 19, 2010.

Christo Dourtchev

Christo Dourtchev is the co-founder of B-Tel and draws expertise from three decades of work in the field of safety-critical systems. Christo has a masters degree from “Technical University – Sofia” in Electronics and automation, with specialty – Telecommunications and security systems engineering and has worked in the field since 1990. He is acting CEO of Balkantel Ltd. Christo is a specialist in the high technology sector with proven experience in navigation technology, specialized communications, military equipment and design of software for automation. He has strong interests in emerging technologies and global innovation trends.

James Warlick

Christo Dourtchev

Our Team

B-tel has a professional team of more than 120 highly qualified engineers and specialists working in the field of telecommunications, information technology, electronics, and measuring equipment. The company focuses on the professionalism and enthusiasm of its employees. A basic principle in our organization is the building of effective and responsible teams capable of meeting the needs and expectations of a wide range of customers. We encourage our employees to continuously develop their knowledge and skills and to expand their competence through in-company training and specialized courses, and participation in seminars. All our specialists have certificates for successfully completed training courses on installation, integration, and maintenance of telecommunication and navigation equipment.