Service Company Committee

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.

For more information on this Program Development Team contact Kevin Sullivan at sullivan@westernenergy.org or at 971-255-4973

Committee Members

Phillip Andrew

Jacobs

Sr. Director, Utilities
Member

Jeff Ball

T.D. Williamson, Inc.

Senior Director
Member

Erica Beal

AVIVV

CEO & Founder
Member

Butch Bernhardt

Western Wood Preservers Institute

Sr. Program Manager
Member

Dena Chavez

Utility Response Training Associates, LLC

Associate Partner
Member

George Culbertson

HDR Engineering, Inc.

VP, Global Power Delivery Markets
Member

Craig Davis

Potelco Inc.

Senior Vice President
Member
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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.

John Day

Oracle Utilities

Director, Customer Technology
Member

Kenton Eatherton

Asplundh Construction, LLC

Director of Planning & Design
Member

Gary Ebnet

Groebner

Territory Sales Manager
Member

Michael Elenbaas

Black & Veatch

Senior Client Account Manager
Member

Wade Farr

Mainline Control Systems

Vice President Sales
Member

Jason Fincher

Active TeleSource, Inc.

Director of Operations
Mentor

Matthew Hadley

Altec, Inc.

Sales Manager
Member

Paul Henkels Jr

Henkels & McCoy, Inc.

Division Manager
Member

Scott Henrich

Meter, Valve & Control, Inc.

VP
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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).

Timothy Herrick

Chartwell, Inc.

Director of Sales
Member

John Herron

VertexOne

Vice President of Business Development
Member

Matthew Hill

Industrial Training Services, Inc

New Business Development Executive
Member

Patrick Jacobs

Heath Consultants Incorporated

National Sales Director
Member

Carol Johnston

IFS

Vice President, Product and Marketing
Member

Kari Keiski

Aclara

Enterprise Sales Director
Member

Jason Kelly

POWER Engineers, Inc.

Vice President of Business Development
Member

Brooke Keyser

PAR Western Line Contractors, LLC

Manager, Support & Diversity Services- Div. 90
Member

Jay Lippert

SENSIT Technologies

Regional Sales Manager
Member

Angela Lockwood

Itron, Inc.

Public Relations Director
Member

Kathleen D. Malone

Questline, Inc.

Account Director, Business Development
Member

Kyle McNamara

KPMG LLP

Director, Power & Utilities Management Consulting
Member

Michael McWhorter

Altec, Inc.

Regional Manager
Member

Richard Mooney

Honeywell

Sales Manager
Member
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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).

Peter Moriarty

Henkels & McCoy, Inc.

Operations Vice President
Member

Benjamin Nelson

Michels Pacific Energy

President

Robert Otal

METSCO Energy Solutions Inc.

Executive Director
Member

Matt Owens

West Monroe Partners, LLC

Director Business Development
Member

Gary Paul

EY

Partner Power & Utilities
Member

Thomas Peterson

KPMG LLP

Managing Director
Member
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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.

Katrina Polk

Itron, Inc.

VP Product Management - Network Solutions
Member

Michael Robirds

Charge

President
Member

Danielle Schofield

Landis+Gyr

Director Strategic Development
Vice Chair

Chris Shults

Hubbell Gas Connectors & Accessories

NW/Canada Regional Sales
Member

Jon Smith

Hydromax USA

Chief Executive Officer
Member

Brent Solomon

T.D. Williamson, Inc.

Sales Manager
Member
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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.

Tony Spiritoso

Itron, Inc.

Area Vice President Sales, Gas
Member

Brian Standish

Quanta Services

Vice President Business Development
Member

Kevin Sullivan

Western Energy Institute

President
WEI Liaison

Mark Thayer

Nighthawk Total Control

West Region Sales Director
Member

Michelle Trapp

Michels Corporation

Business Development Manager
Member

Timothy Turnbull

Burns & McDonnell

Account Manager/Business Development Manager
Member
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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.

Katie Walker

SAP

Marketing Director, Utilties
Member

Samuel Wind

EnerNOC

Marketing Coordinator
Member

Don Wolfe

Mosaic

Director Business Development
Chair

Jiong Zhang

Henkels & McCoy, Inc.

Director, Business Development - West Region
Member