At KS Energy, we are powered to safely deliver the energy infrastructure our customers and communities depend on every day. Our experienced teams specialize in innovative solutions for gas distribution, pipeline construction, underground electrical systems, fiberoptic network construction, and sewer investigation processes. With an unwavering dedication to our core values — Safety, Quality, Commitment, and Reputation — we deliver a more sustainable future for generations to come.
OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Vice President – Operations
Chad Davis is Vice President – Operations, overseeing operations for KS Energy Services, in addition to his role with Miller Pipeline overseeing southern region construction operations in ten states. He started with Miller Pipeline in 1997 as a laborer and has held several roles with increasing responsibility in his 26-year career.
Chad was recently nominated as the Director-At-Large for the Distribution Contractors Association (DCA), and he’s an active member of the Southern Gas Association (SGA).
Chad is based in New Berlin, WI.
Director – Operations
Bob Nowak is Director – Operations, and he is responsible for leading day-to-day operations of KS Energy. He joined KS Energy in 2005 as a foreman on the company’s first day, and he’s held a variety of roles supporting different markets during his 18 years with the company. He has more than 23 years of experience in the gas industry, working as a fitter, laborer, operator, and crew leader. Throughout his career, Bob has worked with We Energies, WPS, MG&E, Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas, Nicor, and Alliant.
Bob is based in New Berlin, WI.
Vice President – Finance & Administration
Dan Fox is Vice President – Finance & Administration, and he leads all finance, accounting, and administrative functions. Prior to joining KS Energy in 2018, he worked for seven years in several roles of increasing responsibility at Ernst and Young (EY), including two years in EY’s Global Exchange Program in the Netherlands.
Dan received his bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA from the University of Dayton, and he is a Certified Public Accountant.
Dan is based in New Berlin, Wisconsin.
Senior Vice President – Gas & Pipeline
Rick Klumb is Senior Vice President – Gas & Pipeline, and he is responsible for work in Central and Southern Illinois, as well as various steel projects. He has more than 36 years of hands-on experience with major natural gas and large steel projects for customers, including Alliant, Nicor, Ameren, We Energies, Xcel Energy, NSP, Duke Power, WPS, and Consumers Energy.
Rick has been a member of the DCA for several years and currently serves on the Labor Committee.
Rick is based in New Berlin, Wisconsin.
General Manager – Construction
Troy Anderson is General Manager – Construction, and he is responsible for overseeing gas, electric, and fiber projects for Western Wisconsin. He joined the company as a laborer and has held positions of increasing responsibility during his 17 years with the company. He has more than 30 years of experience on natural gas, electric, and communications projects, and he has worked with a number of customers, including We Energies, WPS, PGL, Alliant, Xcel, and AT&T.
Troy is based in New Berlin, Wisconsin.
General Manager- Construction
Zak Schwartz is General Manager – Construction, and he is responsible for overseeing gas, electric, and fiber projects for Eastern Wisconsin. With more than 35 years of experience in the underground utility industry, he has worked with several clients, including We Energies, WPS, and TDS, to solve their most challenging needs.
Zak is based in New Berlin, Wisconsin.
Director – Safety
Josh Retzleff is Director – Safety, and he leads the company’s safety program based on our core values and safety-first approach. He joined the company in 2008 after spending four years at Platt Construction as a safety director. With more than 19 years of safety experience, he is responsible for working with leaders and team members in the field to create and implement policies to keep people safe.
Josh received his degree in occupational environmental safety and health from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), has his Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) certification and is a member of the Wisconsin Underground Contractors Association (WUCA).
Josh is based in New Berlin, Wisconsin.
Director – Information Technology
Tim Torgerson is Director – Information Technology, and he is responsible for leading the company’s technology strategy and overseeing the technology footprint for both functional and field team members. He joined KS Energy in 2018 and brings more than 25 years of technology experience from IBM and AT&T, where he advanced through several technical and leadership roles in his 17 years with the company.
Tim received his bachelor’s degree in management information systems from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.
Tim is based in New Berlin, Wisconsin.
Manager – Human Resources
Holly Baril is Manager – Human Resources, and she leads all Human Resources activities for more than 1,000 team members. She joined KS Energy in 2018 and previously served as a Human Resources business partner for more than seven years at Quad.
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.