Nine Join Ulteig in September

Stephen Azzam
Stephen joins the TD&C team as an Engineer. He will be based out of the Denver office and will report to Sarah Beckman. Stephen was previously employed with Electrical Consultants, Inc. in San Diego, CA. In his role, he was an engineer II designing transmission and distribution lines.  He has spent a lot of time working on ATC, SDG&E, and OG&E projects and has extensive experience using PLS-CAD, PLS-Pole, PLS-Tower, PLS-Caisson, and has well-rounded structure and design knowledge. Stephen will be working predominantly on Xcel and renewables projects as he begins his tenure with Ulteig.  Stephen is licensed as a Professional Engineer in California and holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from UC-Irvine.

Mary Bourquin
Mary joins the Substation team as a CAD Technician. She will be based out of the St. Paul, MN office and will report to John Olson and supporting mainly ITC client projects. Previously, Mary was a contractor working at Xcel Energy as a GIS Technician where she performed QA/QC checks and mentored new consultants. Prior to that,  Mary has experience as a CAD Technician as a contractor for Flour Engineering. Mary has experience using AutoCAD/Civil 3D, Microstation, AutoCAD Map 3D, and ArcGIS. Mary holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Environmental Geography with a Minor Anthropology from Millersville University of Pennsylvania.

Tess Maclin
Tess joins Ulteig as a Senior Marketing Specialist. She will be located in St Paul, reporting to Kelly Frankenfeld, responsible for Corporate Marketing including two primary corporate marketing areas: Market Awareness:  Developing and implementing plans to effectively increase current and potential client awareness of who Ulteig is and what Ulteig offers. And Competitive Analysis and Differentiation:  Developing and implementing plans to effectively ensure that Ulteig is well positioned today and into the future. Tess will have a specific focus on brand management, advertising, internet management, competitive assessments, benchmarking and market/industry scans.  She has over 7 years in marketing roles where she was responsible for:  Communication, business development, CRM utilization and management, channel and content management (websites, social media, email/direct marketing), competitive assessments, market research, as well as marketing collateral development and production.  Tess has a degree in Strategic Communications from the University of Minnesota and a minor in Business Management from Carlson School of Management.

Garrett Rood
Garrett joins the Substation team as an Engineer. He will be based out of the Denver office and will report to Chris DeWall. Garrett was previously employed with Sunflower Electric as a Generation Engineer. In his role he was primarily responsible for providing engineering support for eleven power plants in western Kansas. His key responsibilities include the development of technical specification, plant optimization evaluations and recommendations, identification of project scopes, budgets, and timeframes from conception through construction. Garrett will be predominantly working on Xcel project supporting PSCO and SPS. Garrett is a licensed Professional Engineer in Kansas and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University in Electrical Engineering.

Greg Parent
Greg joins the T&D&C team as a senior engineer. He will be based out of the Denver office and will report to Sarah Beckman. Previously Greg was employed with Peak Power/Atwell-Group in Lakewood, Colorado. In his role, he was a senior engineer, managing teams in both substation and transmission.  He has extensive structural experiences with different structure types and foundations, transmission line design and optimization and substation steel structures.  During Greg’s time at Ulteig so far, he has received notification that he is a Model Law Structural Engineer.  Greg is licensed as a Professional Engineer in 14 states and a licensed Structural Engineer in 3 states with 1 more on the way.  He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering and an M.S. in Structural Engineering from LeHigh University. 

Kate Ebnet
Kate joins the Project Management team as a project coordinator. She will be based out of our Denver office and will report to Nick Ingolfsland. Previously Kate was employed with Ambor Structures, Inc in St. Paul, Minnesota as an assistant engineer. In her role, she was responsible for managing company-wide engineering priorities and working directly with the engineering staff to ensure all tower designs met project requirements, preliminary and detailed project designs, provided sales assistance and facilitate project development. Kate has a bachelor’s degree in German business/ professions from the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. 

Carolyn Schoonover
Carolyn joins the Project Management team as a project scheduler. She will be based out of our Denver office and will report to Nick Ingolfsland. Previously Carolyn was employed with Lockheed Martin in Centennial, Colorado as a project management and planning operations representative. In her role, she was responsible for overseeing and managing the operational aspects of ongoing projects and sustaining schedules for the IT&C and Technical Management and Administration Department’s as well as serve as a liaison between project management, planning, the project team and line management. Carolyn has a master’s in project management and a master’s in executive management both from Colorado Technical University in Greenwood Village, Colorado as well as a bachelor’s degree in natural science and math from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming. She is a certified project management professional.  

Eli Ladd
Eli joins the Substation team as a lead engineer. He will be a telecommute employee based out of Portland, Maine and will report to Jeff Heinemann. Previously Eli was employed with Ameresco, Inc. in Portland, Maine as a lead plant operations engineer. In his role, he was responsible for technical support, troubleshooting, training, capital repairs and improvements to waste-to-energy generating stations, technical support and training for operators at several utility-owned facilities and for management of a small team of technical support personnel. Eli has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maine in Orono, Maine. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Maine.

Sarah Skinner
Sarah joins the Project Management team as a project manager. She will be based out of our Denver office and will report to Nick Ingolfsland. Previously Sarah was employed with Alstom in Sao Paulo, Brazil as a senior project planner. In her role, she was responsible for driving project execution for on-shore wind turbine farms and hydroelectric units to maximize the project performance with respect to cash and margin by providing project deliverables, planning, procurement and budgets. Sarah has a master’s degree in environmental policy and management from the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado.