OUR STORY

Every day, we install the pipes and cables that power our lives—from lighting offices to heating homes. While this paints a pretty picture, our work is just pretty tough. We dig. We cut. We build. Every time we climb into a protected hole, we’re taking a risk. The smallest mistake may cause an accident. This work demands safety, perfection, and efficiency. It’s Mission: Impossible. At KS, we live for it. We build energy infrastructure that you depend on. In this industry, everyone is good. WE ARE BETTER!”

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Chad Davis

Vice President – Operations

Chad Davis began his career with Miller Pipeline in 1997 as a laborer. In 2011, he stepped into his current role overseeing southern region construction operations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. In 2022, his role expanded to overseeing operations at KS Energy Services in Illinois and Wisconsin.  Chad was recently nominated as the Director-At-Large of the Distribution Contractors Association (DCA) in 2022 and is an active member of the Southern Gas Association, and PLCA.

Rick Klumb

Senior Vice President – Gas & Pipeline

Rick has over 36 years of hands on experience performing major natural gas projects throughout the country including large steel projects. He is experienced in tapping, tie-ins, fusing, house piping, inspecting and relighting of appliances, boring and operating machinery. Rick oversees our work in Central and Southern Illinois, Eastern Iowa, and various steel projects throughout our territory. Some of the customers he has performed work for include Alliant, Nicor, Ameren, We Energies, Xcel Energy, NSP, Duke Power, WPS and Consumers Energy.

Zak Schwartz

Director – Operations

Zak started in the Gas Industry 35 years ago. As a Director of Operations, he is responsible for overseeing the eastern side of Wisconsin for Gas, Electric & Fiber projects. Some of his clients include We Energies, WPS & TDS.  Zak is based out of New Berlin, Wisconsin.

Troy Anderson

Director – Operations

Troy has over 30 years of field experience performing natural gas, electric and communications projects.  He started as a laborer in the field and has moved up to his current role as Director of Operations based out of New Berlin, Wisconsin.  Some of the customers Troy has performed for are We Energies, WPS, PGL, Alliant, Xcel and AT&T.

Bob Nowak

Director – Operations

As Director of Operations Bob manages our Northern Illinois market along with Eastern Iowa.  Some of his customers include Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas, Nicor and Alliant. Bob has over 22 years of natural gas installation experience. Bob joined KS Energy on May 23, 2005 as a day one employee and has worked in many of KSE markets. With his experience working as a Fitter, Labor, Operator, Crew Leader throughout the years, he brings a variety of operational experience to the KSE Team.  Bob is based out of Mt. Prospect, Illinois.

Josh Retzleff

Director – Safety

As Safety Director at KS Energy Services, Josh leads all team members in the companies’ core value of safety.  Safety is implemented from a top-down approach.  Our leaders are leading by example, and we gather input from our Safety Advisory Board/Safety Committee members that represent our field teams a crossed the company prior to implementing new safety policies.  Josh says “I am very fortunate to work for a company that puts safety first”.  Josh attended the University of Wisconsin Whitewater and graduated with a B.S degree in Occupational/Environmental Safety and Health in 2004.  Josh started his safety career at Platt Construction as their Safety Director and held that position for 4 years when he decided to come to KSE.  Josh joined KS Energy in May of 2008 as the Safety Director and has enjoyed building his team of safety professionals, working with our field teams, as well as spending time in the field.

Dan Fox

Director – FP&A

As FP&A Director at KS Energy, Dan leads all finance and accounting functions. He has over 10 years of experience as a financial leader. Dan spent the first seven years of his career with Ernst & Young, including two years in EY’s Global Exchange Program in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Dan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Dayton and is a Certified Public Accountant

Tim Torgerson

Director – Information Technology

Tim joined KS Energy in the fall of 2019 and is responsible for leading the company’s technology strategy and vision across infrastructure, architecture, digital transformation, and service management.  Tim oversees all facets of our technology footprint, making sure both field and functional teams have the devices and applications they need to stay connected and securely support our clients and customers.  Tim has 25+ years of technology experience, beginning his career with IBM, then moving to AT&T, where he spent 20 years advancing through technical, then leadership roles.  Tim earned a B.A. Degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Holly Baril

Manager – Human Resources

Holly has over eleven years of hands-on HR experience in the manufacturing and construction setting at both the corporate and the site level.  She has a history of partnering with managers on recruiting, on-boarding, retention, turnover, employee relations, succession planning, and communications.  Holly received her bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management and Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  Holly is based in New Berlin, Wisconsin.