Mr. Will joined Power Line Services as President in 2016 and has previously held various executive level positions for the operating units of major utility construction companies operating throughout the US. Mr. Will is a proven leader with strong Business, Financial, Project and Strategic Management skills. He has project execution and construction experience in multiple facets of the utility industry including engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) in a wide range of additional market segments, matching the future growth plans of Power Line Services.
Prior to joining Power Line Services, Mr. Will was the Chief Operating Officer and President of Quanta Power, Inc., which is the holding company of 5 Quanta Services, Inc. operating units. Mr. Will provided overall leadership and guidance for strategic business development, operation and performance of the units.
During his 5 years at Quanta, he also served as President of Intermountain Electric, Inc., one of the largest commercial electrical contractors in the Rocky Mountain region. Projects included large utility scale solar plants, airports, data centers and medical facilities.
Prior to his recruitment to Quanta, Mr. Will was President and CEO of Will Construction Management, Inc., a general contracting and construction management firm specializing in the construction of shopping centers, office buildings, athletic clubs and hotel properties. The footprint expanded from Colorado to Washington, California and Texas.
Mr. Will received his Bachelor of Science in Civil and Structural Engineering from the University of Illinois.
Mr. Dunn joined Power Line Services as VP Pre-Construction in 2016. Prior to joining PLS, Mr. Dunn has held executive and senior management positions with utilities and utility service companies; including executive level positions within MasTec and Quanta Services. Mr. Dunn is a well-respected leader and has worked on a significant number of large utility construction projects over his 40 years in the industry; including fossil, renewable and transmission projects with NextEra Energy, DTE and GEESI, a former division of General Electric. He has been instrumental in the acquisition and restructuring of several utility and environmental service companies, and was President of Marsulex Environmental Technologies Services.
As a proven entrepreneur, Mr. Dunn later went on to develop proprietary technology for his own company in Colorado, providing utility services for Colorado Springs Utilities.
Mr. Dunn received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan and holds a MBA from the University of Detroit.
Kirby Carter joined Power Line Services as Vice President of Operations in 2016, bringing with him an entrepreneurial spirit and many years of industry knowledge. Mr. Carter came to Power Line Services with over 20 years of nationwide experience in the Electrical Infrastructure industry working for IOU’S, Electric Cooperatives and Municipal Systems. He has worked storm work in over 30 states and built thousands of miles on blue-sky projects, two of which spanned over 1500 miles alone in the Midwest region.
Before joining Power Line Services Mr. Carter most recently held the position of Vice President of Business Development for OneSource T&D. Prior to that he and his wife Shonda owned a highly successful contracting company called Texoma Powerline, Inc., which he started after working almost 15 years for various contractors in the industry. Mr. Carter currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Oklahoma State University Lineman College as well.
Richard Howarth earned his BBA in accounting from the University of North Texas. He brings to Power Line Services more than 20 years of experience with construction companies, including Balfour Beatty Construction and D.R. Horton, with 15 of those years in management as an accounting manager and controller.
Richard focuses on facilitating change and process improvements in each role he has held, including his current position as Controller at Power Line Services.
As Director of Safety, Mr. Smith is responsible for all aspects of safety at Power Line Services, including compliance with OSHA and providing safety training and resources to ensure safe field operations. Mr. Smith received his Bachelors of Science in Industrial Safety from the University of Central Oklahoma and has significant experience in Transmission, Distribution, Substation, and Underground Electric and Gas construction.
Before joining Power Line Services, Mr. Smith provided safety expertise for Quanta Services’ North Houston Pole Line and Irby Construction, and most recently was Project Safety Manager at Electrical Consultants Inc., where he was responsible for multiple 345 kV projects totaling over 200 miles.