This committee represents all Service Company Members with a collective and influential voice at all levels of WEI. Participation within this group offers industry exposure, but more importantly gives representatives an opportunity to strengthen and build relationships with key members. The committee meets in person every May at the Executive Planning Committee and every September at the Annual Meeting.
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Craig has been in the electric utility industry for over 44 years and has served in operations, safety and business development roles during that time. He has worked for several public and private utilities, and began working for Potelco in 1997 where he has served as Senior Vice President since 2000.
I am a licensed engineer in the state of California. After 15 years of engineering design I ventured over to the gas measurement and control product selection and sales side of the industry. I spent 7 years working for a distribution firm focusing primarily on American Meter and Dresser-Roots products. In 2017 I went to work for Meter, Valve & Control and have primarily been in charge of product sales and technical support for LDC’s and transmission companies. The product lines I focus on the most are ultrasonic meters (Sick), gas electronics (Eagle), gas filtration (FilterFab) and gas accessories (Imac Systems).
Rick Mooney is a veteran of the natural gas industry, having served in various sales and sales management positions for nearly 16 years. Currently Rick is the International Market Segment & Northwest District Sales Manager for Elster American Meter.
Prior to joining Elster, Mooney managed a network of international representatives & distributors for Dresser Mooney Controls. Mooney is also a respected instructor, speaker, and author. He has been an instructor at Western Gas Measurement Short Course over the past 13 years. Additionally, Mooney has taught at the Texas A&M University Gulf Coast Gas Measurement Society, the University of Oklahoma International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement (ISHM); Appalachian School of Gas Measurement Technology (ASGMT); and the New England Gas Operations School (NEGA).
Mooney, who graduated with a degree in business marketing from the University of Portland, is an avid sportsman who enjoys spending any leisure time he can on water – no matter what “state” it is in. Throughout the winter, he can be found experimenting with water properties in its solid form, courtesy his snowboard or skis. He shares his passion for outdoor sports with his wife, Kelly, and their two children, Zach (12) and Alexis (9).
Tom Peterson is a Managing Director with KPMG LLP’s Management Consulting practice focused on the Power and Utilities sector. He is based in Los Angeles. Mr. Peterson has more than 30 years of experience providing financial, operational, regulatory consulting, business process outsourcing services, accounting services and cost management services to electric, gas, water and wastewater investor-and government-owned utilities and telecommunications companies.
Prior to joining KPMG LLP, Mr. Peterson was a Senior Director at Alvarez & Marsal and also held various Vice President positions at Black & Veatch, Inc. including Strategic Services, Sales & Marketing and U.S. Regions. He also spent several years as a Managing Director at BearingPoint in their utility management consulting practice. He began his career and spent over 20 years at Andersen initially as an auditor and later as a consultant in their Business Consulting practice.
Mr. Peterson is a Board member of the Western Energy Institute and actively participates in key activities and has served as the Chairman of the Service Company Committee for the past 3 years.
Mr. Peterson earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.
Brent Solomon is currently the Sr. Application Specialist for T.D. Williamson, Inc. (TDW) in the Western United States. In this position he is responsible for key accounts in the Western US and developing and implementing sales strategies to coincide with overall company goals. He assists with sales budgeting and forecasting, and has over 11 years experience in the pipeline industry with primary focus on hot tapping & plugging and general pipeline pigging. He has held positions in both operations and sales.
Brent has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and is an active member of the American Gas Association’s Distribution Construction & Maintenance Committee.
Tim is a Project Manager for Burns & McDonnell in their Portland, Oregon, office. He is responsible for managing projects, growth and development of the office as well as business development in the Pacific Northwest. He has been with Burns & McDonnell since 2011. Prior to this role, Tim worked for PacifiCorp in Portland as a Project Manager.
Tim received his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering from Washington State University in 2000 and an MBA from the University of Portland in 2010. Tim married his wife Gina in 2005 and they have a son, Roman, who is 7 years old and a daughter, Milan, who is 5 years old. In his free time, Tim is an avid follower of professional and collegiate sports.
Mr. Young is a nationally recognized expert in all phases of economic and financial analysis for regulated industries. He was a pioneer in the development and use of linear programming models (optimization or least-cost planning models) for electric utility resource planning and rate design, developing such a model for Portland General Electric in 1980. Subsequent adoption of linear planning models by other utilities, commissions and public interest groups led to wide spread use of linear programming and other forms of optimization models by utilities throughout the US for the determination of future resource requirements.
Mr. Young has provided expert testimony on cost allocation and rate design before the Oregon Public Utility Commission, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC), the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and the U.S. Department of Commerce. Recently, Mr. Young prepared an expert report and reply report in a contract dispute between two aluminum companies before the International Chamber of Commerce, International Court of Arbitration. He successfully completed several far-reaching engagements for BPA, including a comprehensive assessment of their fiber optic strategy, a review of their financial strategy, and development of an information systems architecture plan for the Transmission Business Line (TBL). Mr. Young advised TBL on development of new transmission billing, metering, scheduling and contracts systems. He has also provided strategy consulting to US Generating Co. and PacifiCorp.
Mr. Young has assisted large high-tech manufacturing companies with negotiating open access electric power sales agreements, and advised a large independent power producer on electric power pricing issues for a proposed new aluminum smelter. Mr. Young has taught a variety of classes on engineering economics, regulatory economics and accounting, rate of return, cost allocation and rate design, and economic and financial analysis at utilities throughout the Pacific Northwest. Mr. Young has broad-based background in regulated industries and brings over 25 years of experience in a wide variety of issues.