Team
Project Management

 

Gary Massey

SAFETY DIRECTOR

Gary joined the Koontz team in January 1999 as project safety coordinator at CIBA Chemical Company in West Memphis, Arkansas. Following this assignment, he became corporate safety director for Koontz Electric and maintains this position to this day. As safety director, Gary implements on site safety inspections, training, safety awards and incentives. He also deals directly with OSHA, MSHA, Bureau of Reclamations, Corp of Engineers, EPA and State Departments of Labor in complying with state and federal requirements.

 

Paul Zimmerman

PROJECT ENGINEER

Paul became a member of the permanent work force at Koontz Electric in May, 2004, having graduated from Arkansas Tech University with a BSEE. Working through college saw Paul on the payroll learning the basics of the electrical trade and the process of project management.  He also completed a summer internship at Garver Engineers where he learned about design and became familiar with CAD applications.  His management duties with KECI include projects with water/wastewater plants, manufacturing plants, generator governor controls, PLC gate controls, and substations.  Paul has completed additional job training in QA/QC Manager for COE, OSHA 30, CPR Training, and various additional operation of equipment and tool trainings.

 

James Zimmerman

PROJECT MANAGER / ESTIMATOR

Jamie became a member of the permanent work force at Koontz Electric in May, 2004, having graduated from Arkansas Tech University with a BSEE.  Since joining Koontz Electric he has worked as a project manager/estimator with an emphasis on government projects.  The majority of his project experience is in hydroelectric plants, including GSU Transformer, Excitation, Governor, and Balance of Plant projects.  He also holds a master license for the State of Arkansas, OSHA 30 hour training and a construction quality management for contractors certification from the USACE.

 

Stephen Andrews

PROJECT ENGINEER

Stephen became a member of the permanent work force at Koontz Electric in May, 2013, having graduated from Arkansas Tech University with a BSEE. Since joining Koontz Electric he has worked as a project manager/estimator with an emphasis on government projects. Stephen has completed additional job training in QA/QC Manager for COE, CPR Training, and various additional training.

 
 

James Gammill

PROJECT ENGINEER

James joined Koontz Electric in April of 2012. After graduating from Arkansas Tech University with a BSEE, James worked with an electrical contractor learning the basics of the electrical trade prior to joining Koontz Electric. Since joining Koontz Electric his responsibilities have included working on government projects, including hydroelectric plants and substations. James is QA/QC certified with the US Army Corps of Engineers along with various other equipment and safety training.

 
 

Clayton Wilkins

PROJECT ENGINEER

Clayton Wilkins transitioned from Intern to Project Engineer at Koontz Electric Company, Inc in June of 2018, after graduating from the University of Arkansas, with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Primary responsibilities will be High Voltage Power projects for federal agencies, and Utilities. He worked two summers in the field as an apprentice constructing substations and switchyards, then two summers in the corporate office as a Project Manager Assistant.  

 
 

Jeremy Stell

GENERAL MANAGER / TECHNICAL SERVICES DIVISION

Jeremy joined Koontz Electric in January of 2001. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Arkansas, as well as an Associate’s Degree in Electric Power Technology from Bismarck State University. Prior to becoming General Manager of the Technical Services Division, Jeremy’s responsibilities included network administration, corporate licensure, and assisting the project management team. In 2005, Jeremy moved into the General Manager position of the newly developed Technical Services division of Koontz Electric. His primary responsibilities include the oversight of marketing, sales, B&E, accounting, and safety for the Technical Services Division. Jeremy has completed both MSHA training and Construction Quality Management for Contractors certification from the USACE.

 

Luke Barnett

CERTIFIED TEGG REPRESENTATIVE

Luke Barnett joined the Koontz Electric team in September of 2007 and is currently responsible for sales and business development opportunities for the TEGG Service Operations in Central and Eastern Arkansas. Luke's background is in facilities management within the high technologies field. At Koontz Electric, Luke is responsible for designing predictive and proactive electrical maintenance and testing services for a wide variety of customers in the industrial and commercial fields.

 

Stephen Kenney Jr.

DES SALES / ESTIMATOR

Stephen is responsible for working one-on-one with our clients on their various electrical projects, ranging from minor repair of existing equipment to new construction.  Stephen works with the client from the electrical design phase, to cost development and analysis, through construction and start-up.  Stephen has several years of field experience in both commercial and industrial electrical applications.

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Sheila Andrews

PROJECT MANAGER ASSISTANT / SCHEDULER

Sheila came to Koontz Electric in February, 2007 after working in an administrative position with a construction company. Sheila is responsible for project scheduling, proposals, bonding and assisting Project Managers in document control, procurement and field document control. Sheila is also certified in Construction Quality Management For Contractors from the US Army Corps of Engineers.

 

Kimberly Moore

PROJECT MANAGER ASSISTANT

Kimberly Moore joined the Project Management team in August 2003. Kim is responsible in assisting the PMs in document control, procurement, field document control to name just a few. She has extensive knowledge in Microsoft Access and has created an extensive Project Management database to assist in document control.

 

Leslie Brixey

BID COORDINATOR / PROJECT MANAGER ASSISTANT

Leslie became part of the Koontz Electric Project Management team in February, 2018. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 2005 from the University of Central Arkansas. Leslie is responsible for the coordination of project proposals and assisting PMs with document control, bid management and project submissions.

 

Mandy Welch

PROJECT MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT

Mandy became part of the Koontz Electric Project Management team in September 2010, after receiving her AAS in Business Office Technology from the University of Arkansas Community College Morrilton. Mandy is certified in Construction Quality Management For Contractors from the US Army Corps of Engineers. Mandy is responsible in assisting the PM's in document control and procurement.

 

Tiffany Atkinson

PROJECT MANAGER ASSISTANT

Tiffany joined the project management team in 2008. Tiffany holds a BA in English from Arkansas Tech University and previously worked in the Insurance field. Tiffany is responsible for developing and overseeing purchase orders and subcontract orders. She maintains insurance information from subcontractors as well as making travel arrangements on a back up basis. Tiffany assists in organizing documents for the Project Management Team and is certified in Construction Quality Management for Contractors from the US Army Corps of Engineers.

 

Chrystan Wood

PROJECT MANAGER ASSISTANT

Chrystan became part of the Koontz Electric Project Management team in August 2012, after receiving her AAS in Business Office Technology from the University of Arkansas Community College Morrilton. Chrystan is certified in Construction Quality Management For Contractors from the US Army Corps of Engineers. Chrystan is responsible in assisting the PM's in document control and procurement