Erik Kysar, PE
President | Mentor
Providing reliable power at reasonable rates stimulates the economy, assists families, and strengthens the rural character of America. I enjoy being able to partner with our clients to uphold the long-term commitment they have made to their customers.
Dan Tuominen, PE
Transmission and Asset Management Lead
I support the transmission line design and asset management for public utilities, allowing you to do what you enjoy and do best – serving your customers!
Byron Woltersdorf, PE
Environmental, Permits & Real Estate
I manage all environmental studies, permits and real-estate due diligence, along with civil engineering design. It is a privilege to serve our clients to provide them with services that allow them to be their best at serving their customers.
Working in the highly-technical arena of substations, the heart of any utility, is an enjoyable and rewarding challenge. It positively impacts our clients and their customers.
Jeremiah Waugh, EIT
I design overhead and underground distribution lines. Working with smaller utilities gives me the opportunity to get to know them and their system on a personal level. I know them by name-not by job number.
Kam Afshari, EIT
Electrical system modeling and mapping is my gig. My job is to translate actual field data into and out of computer based models, allowing us to review and prepare for multiple "what-if" scenarios.
The small to mid-sized public utilities really make my job enjoyable because of the great people and the technical challenge faced each and every day, plus my fellow BKI teammates are awesome!
Thatcher Gordon, EIT
Working with BKI for small/mid-size utilities is a lot of fun and presents interesting and unique challenges. My focus is Systems & Protection as part of the Design team.
I take pride in making sure all aspects of our public utility construction projects are up to code, safe, and meet the operational needs of our clients.
Serving small public utilities has always afforded me the opportunity to work beside great people to meet very unique service challenges head-on. Where else could an engineer work on designs, trim trees, set protection equipment, and answer outage-calls?
Peter Grushevskiy, EIT
Environmental, Permits, & Civil Specialist
Serving public power not only allows for an opportunity to apply my knowledge and provide effective solutions to the many unique challenges we face, but also provides the opportunity to build relationships with our clients and their customers.
I respect that small public power utilities are community-owned and operate for the people. They uphold the values and goals of the community they are in.
I support the team here at BKI. Making sure everyone here can put their focus 100% on our customers, and fulfilling our promise to give full operations support is important to me. BKI is a company I am proud to stand with.