Professional Experience

Chairman & CEO - Axis, Inc. International manufacturing and design consulting firm and Caterpillar contractor 2000 - 2011. Acquired by Jupiter Capital, Bangalore, India.

Chairman & CEO - Environmental Science & Engineering. An architect/engineer firm of 1500 professionals in thirty-one cities and three countries providing water, waste treatment, and highway design, and environmental remediation - defending industry against the USEPA. Acquired by AMEC, London, United Kingdom.

Vice President of Operations - Central Illinois Light Company. Coal-fired investor owned electric & gas utility. Acquired by Ameren, St. Louis, Missouri.

President - East Kentucky Power. Department of Agriculture REA power generation cooperative serving 519,000 homes and farms in 87 counties from three coal-fired power plants, peaking units, and hydro over 2800 miles of transmission lines.

General Manager - City of Holland, Michigan Board of Public Works. Coal-Fired electric, water treatment and distribution, waste treatment, and Zoning. Also provided services to other cities.

Related Activity

  • President (Mayor) - Village of Morton, Illinois. Population 17,000.
  • Chairman of the Board - Metropolitan Planning Organization (Peoria Pekin Urban Area Transportation Study).
  • Vice Chairman of the Board - IT&T India. Bombay Stock Exchange. 
  • Chairman of the Board - Keck Instruments. Michigan geological instruments and pumps manufacturer.
  • Chairman of the Board - Chemrox. Connecticut sterilization company.
  • Chairman of the Board - Biosciences, Inc. North Carolina research and bioremediation firm.
  • Director/Executive Committee - Clinch River Breeder Reactor Corporation. Nuclear enrichment project. Oak Ridge, TN.
  • President & CEO - Life 02. Naples, Florida superoxygenated water company exporting to the Peoples Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa.
  • Trustee/Executive Committee - North American Electric Reliability Council. Princeton, New Jersey.
  • Edison Electric Institute - Served on the Engineering & Operations Executive Advisory Committee and the Prime Movers Committee. Washington, D.C.


Education, Honors, and Appointments

  • Registered Professional Engineer - Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio
  • Bachelor of Science - Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science - Industrial Management
  • Tau Beta Pi - Engineering Honor Society
  • Central Illinois Engineer of the Year - Illinois Society of Professional Engineers
  • Outstanding Leadership Award - Bradley University
  • Professional Development Award - Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers
  • Alumni Achievement Award - Lawrence Technological University
  • Argonne Laboratory Superconductivity Grant Committee - Member
  • Governor's Sunset Task Force (Illinois) - Member
  • Defense Orientation Conference Association - Member )
  • Tazewell County Board - Chairman of Land Use Committee (Planning & Zoning)
  • Tri-County Regional Planning Commission - Member
  • Peoria/Pekin Urbanized Area Transportation Study - Chairman
  • Illinois State Economic Commission - Appointed to the Governor's Economic Technical Advisory Committee. This five person commission evaluated proposed state environmental regulations impacting Illinois cities and villages.
  • Kentucky State Economic Commission - Advisor to the Governor's Economic Development Commission.
  • Hopedale Medical Complex - Board Member
  • Central Illinois Red Cross - Board Chairman
  • Bradley University College of Engineering Advisory Council - Chairman
  • United Way - Served in Peoria as Team Chairman, Major Accounts Chairman, and Portfolio Chairman

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