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Maximo M. Fuentes
4005 Manzanita Ave. Suite-6 PMB 507
Carmichael CA 95608
USA
phone: 916-505-7298
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Maximo M. Fuentes has over 34 years in the Transmission and Distribution Power Industry. He has constructed, maintained, and led line crews as a foreman and line supervisor.

Mr. Fuentes' passion is identifying and developing leaders at the field level, his book Essential Leadership Skills for Line Foremen is a must read for the individual seeking to lead and direct line crews as a foreman. He has been a featured contributor to T&D World magazine and to the APPA.

Consulting Services:
  • Leadership Development- "The Professional Standard" - This 6-hour course is a Leadership development training module for personnel tasked with leading and directing line crews and their frontline supervisors. Key areas of training include leadership styles, tailboards, job planning, performance evaluations, etc.
  • Electronic Tailboards - Tailboard documentation to ensure a robust and scalable document. EVALS is a SaaS (Software as a Service) organization that can provide customized tailboard forms for any company
  • Training Development - Provide employees a safe and productive working environment by utilizing the web to provide workers, journey level and apprentices, the opportunity to train, track, and document learning at an optimum level
  • Train-the-Trainer: Enhance trainers' abilities to provide excellent training and communication skills to accelerate the learning curve of employees
Background - Experience - Mr. Fuentes has been at the forefront of delivering training to utilities from power to telecom. Leading a team for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, he developed and was in charge of creating the largest service provider for training in 2000 for SBC (Southwest Bell) for their field staff to install the largest rollout of DSL. An ability to move quickly and successfully enabled Mr. Fuentes to open a Northern and Southern California training facility along with a facility in Texas for SBC.

Mr. Fuentes also assisted in the training and development of the Distribution Outage Application rollout for the Transmission and Distribution department, worked on the early stages of the OMS (Outage Management System) implementation, and developed the business case for acquiring a Work Planning and Electronic Timekeeping solution. He led and directed workgroups installing and providing maintenance on the distribution automation equipment (Smart Grid).

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Steven Pietropaolo, PE, CFEI, CFII
President & CEO
7 Reservoir Road
North White Plains NY 10603
USA
phone: 914-670-0208 or 914-714-3720 (Cell)
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LGI Forensic Engineering, P.C., has built a reputation for being a leader in forensic engineering services on the East Coast. LGI is equipped with structural, civil, mechanical, electrical, and architectural engineers, and investigators who are available to analyze failures, perform necessary tests, and conduct research. LGI is also equipped with state-of-the-art machines in their newly opened laboratory to assist with all investigative needs.

Services Include:
  • All Forensic Engineering Disciplines
  • Evidence Collection and Retention
  • Laboratory Equipment and Services
  • Litigation Support
  • Personal Injury Investigation
  • Private Investigation
  • President and CEO, Steven Pietropaolo, PE, CFEI, CFII, is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York, amongst others. He is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and a Certified Fire Investigator Instructor.

    Mr. Pietropaolo has over 25 years of hands on engineering experience including electrical, mechanical, materials, safety, fire protection, and construction. He has knowledge of codes and standards used in construction and industry including building codes, safety codes, and industrial codes. He also has extensive experience in Utility Company procedures / equipment and investigating major incidents involving electrical, gas, steam system failures, and construction accidents.

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    Brian Aanestad
    Vice President
    27475 Ynez Road, #627
    Temecula CA 92591
    USA
    phone: 951-303-8309 or 951-795-6330 (Cell)
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    Inland Valley Engineering Inc (IVE) provides competitive bids for the placement of Underground Conduit, Ducts, Pipes, and Casing for all construction needs. IVE can offer a wide variety of methods to place the product required including: Open Cut, Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD), Pit Launched Directional Drilling (pit launched HDD ), Jack & Bore, Pipe Ramming, Push Moles, and Pothole Services. IVE specializes in the placement of underground utilities by trenchless method.

    Brian Aanestad Underground Utilities Expert PhotoPrincipal and RMO, Brian H. Aanestad, holds a class “A” General Engineering Contractors License in the State of California and has a 30 hour Occupational Safety and Health card issued by Cal- OSHA. Mr. Aanestad has over 21 years of direct experience providing underground construction for the placement of Underground Utilities and Pipelines. His companies have served in both Prime Contractor and Subcontractor capacities.

    Mr. Aanestad has worked and overseen successful projects to install pipeline and conduit for Cable TV, Fiber Optic, Gas, Electric, Water, Sewer, and Storm Drain. Other pipe and conduit installations include, Seawater Return Pipe Lines, Defrosting Pipeline, Hydro Augers, and Contaminated Soil Remediation Lines.

    Under his direction, Mr. Aanestad's companies have built and installed Fiber Optic Conduit Networks for inner-city and long haul projects. The projects utilized High Density Poly Ethylene (HDPE) pipe ranging in size from 1 inch in diameter to 42 inches in diameter and installations range from one single conduit to multiple (up to 56) conduits and also include many cased conduits.

    Consulting Services:
    • Feasibility Studies
    • Method Recommendation
    • Design Input
    • Specification and Plan Review
    • Cost Estimating
    • Contractor Review and Recommendation
  • Project Management
  • Project Monitoring
  • Document Review
  • Change Order Review
  • Construction Delay
  • Stand-By Time / Suspension
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    R. John Miner, P.E.
    President
    12807 Aqua Valley
    Helotes TX 78023
    USA
    phone: 512-506-9007
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    Collaboration Unlimited (CU) Collaboration Unlimited (CU) is a management consulting firm specializing in services to the Public Sector Utility Industry. We help our clients prepare for continued success in an environment of increasing customer expectations, complexity, and rapid change. CU is committed to helping organizations work better by aligning practices and performance with industry standards, market conditions and strategic direction.

    R John Miner Utility Industry Expert PhotoFounded by R. John Miner, CU builds on John’s record of 40+ years as a successful management consultant, executive manager, engineer, and educator in the utility industry. CU's approach emphasizes creative collaboration with clients to achieve sustainable solutions to their most challenging governance, management, and operational situations.

    Collaborative Learning offers a range of services to support effective learning for people in Public Power and related utility organizations. CU does not apply a “one size fits all” approach to our services. Instead, we bring together and customize the application of information, processes, and tools to meet organizations and learners where they are, and help them take the next right step in their development.

    Collaboration Unlimited Services Include:
    • Strategy Formulation & Business Planning
    • Organizational Development
    • Performance Management
    • Group Facilitation
    • Education & Training
    Collaborative Learning Services Include:
    • Knowledge and Skill Assessments
    • Knowledge and Skill Development Plans
    • Knowledge Retention and Transfer Programs
    • Skill Assessment and Development for Succession Planning
    • Curriculum Development
    • Education and Training Program Design, Delivery and Evaluation
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    Curt M. Freedman, PE, CEM, CEA, LEED AP
    24 Ridge Road
    Longmeadow MA 01106
    USA
    phone: 413-567-1175
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    Curt Freedman Forensic Engineering Expert PhotoCurt M. Freedman, PE, CEM, CEA, LEED AP, has over 30 years of experience as a Mechanical Engineer. With a Masters in Engineering Management, he provides professional engineering consultation services for the residential, commercial, and industrial sector.

    Mr. Freedman evaluates building mechanical and structural infrastructure. His experience includes the design, engineering, and construction of HVAC systems, boilers and chillers, plumbing systems, and utility conservation products for the residential, commercial, and industrial sector. He is registered to practice in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Maryland.

    Since 2006, Mr. Freedman has been an adjunct professor at Western New England College in Springfield, MA where he teaches materials science laboratory, energy management, and alternative energy sources. In 2010, he became the first professor to successfully include the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) Exam as part of an engineering classroom as sponsored by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). Mr. Freedman is an advocate for utility conservation and more equitable electric natural gas, water, and sewer tariffs.

    Engineering Design Expertise:
    • Artesian Well Design
    • Code Compliance Evaluations
    • Controls Systems
    • Electric / Natural Gas Conversions
    • Commercial Property Reserve Funding
    • Flat Plate Solar Panels
    • Energy Conservation
    • Forensic Engineering Evaluations
    • Furnaces
    • Gray Water Heat Recovery
    • HVAC Design
    • Hydronic Boilers
  • Mechanical System Troubleshooting
  • Natatorium HVAC Design / Energy Conservation
  • Photo-voltaic Solar Panels
  • Property Assessments
  • Real Estate Closing Inspections
  • Refrigeration System Efficiency Measures
  • Renewable Energy systems
  • Restaurant Energy Conservation
  • Rooftop HVAC Equipment
  • Steam Boilers
  • Utility Rate Audits
  • Water Conservation
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    Carl E. Peters, PE, PLS, PP, CO
    720 King Georges Road
    Suite 402
    Fords NJ 08863
    USA
    phone: 609-751-4104
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    Carl E. Peters, PE, PLS, PP, CO, has a broad range of expertise in the areas of Land Use, Municipal Engineering, and Code Enforcement in the State of New Jersey. He currently offers consulting advice to New Jersey Local Governments in the areas of:
    • Roadway Design
    • Traffic Calming
    • Storm / Sanitary Sewer Operations
    • Accessibility
  • Public Works / Parking Operations
  • Construction Administration
  • Redevelopment
  • Code Enforcement
  • Mr. Peters is one of fewer than ten people in New Jersey who holds licenses as a Professional Engineer, Professional Land Surveyor, Professional Planner, Construction Official, Building Official, and Plumbing Official.

    With this rare combination of professional credentials, Mr. Peters also offers Owner’s Representative Services which include managing projects from the earliest planning stages, through land use and construction code approvals to construction and occupancy of the buildings. He has a history of coordinating work among design professionals, attorneys, government officials, and contractors to bring projects to completion on time and within budget.

    Mr. Peters has been honored with the New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers Project of the Year Award for his Infrastructure Management Program, John Street Playground, Reconstruction of John Street, and Hodge Road.

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    Bonneau Dickson, PE
    2428 McGee Ave
    Berkeley CA 94703
    USA
    phone: 510-845-8625
    fax: 510-845-4606
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    Bonneau Dickson, PE, is a Sanitary Engineer with over 35 years of experience in all aspects of studying, designing, and constructing water, wastewater, and stormwater facilities, both in the United States and abroad.

    Mr. Dickson provides consulting services in the following areas::
    • Sewage Overflows
    • Wastewater Facilities Design
    • Wastewater Facilities Planning
    • Septic Systems
    • Water Facilities Design
  • Water Facilities Planning
  • Standard of Care
  • Stormwater Facilities Design
  • Stormwater Facilities Planning
  • PCE Contamination
  • Design Experience - Mr. Dickson has participated in the design of approximately 300 water, wastewater and stormwater projects, ranging in size from a single septic tank or well to a 120 MGD pure oxygen wastewater treatment plant. He was the project manager on many of these projects.

    Construction Management Experience - Mr. Dickson has been resident engineer or otherwise participated in the construction phase of approximately 20 water and wastewater projects.

    Management Experience - Bonneau Dickson has both project management and general management experience. Has been project manager on approximately 175 projects. He was operations manager for a 150 person engineering firm, and has frequently managed design teams and design departments. He has served as staff to technical agencies assisting them select, hire, and manage other consultants.

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    Kenneth J. Shorter, CSP
    Certified Safety Professional
    5916 Foxhall Manor Drive
    Baltimore MD 21228
    USA
    phone: 410-564-7698
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    Kenneth J. Shorter, MS, CSP, ARM, TCDS, is the President of Accident Prevention & Investigation, Inc., a professional corporation set up to provide Safety Consulting Services, management evaluations, accident investigation, training, and forensic services. Mr. Shorter has over 30 years of experience Managing Safety for local, regional, and national organizations in the fields of construction, general industry, fleet, government, and marine operations. Mr. Shorter has his Masters Degree in Safety and Professional Certifications in Safety, Risk Management, and Traffic Control Design.

    An ANSI A10 Standards Committee Member for Construction and Demolition Operations, Mr. Shorter has extensive experience managing safety on large projects constructing buildings, roadways, rapid transit systems, tunnels, bridges, hospitals, etc.

    Consulting Services Include:
    • Accident Investigation - Simple to Complex
    • Traffic Control - Design, Review and Evaluation
    • High Risk Operation - Evaluation and Planning
    • Insurance Claims Management
    • Safety and Risk Management
    • Training
    • Site Inspections and Audits
    • Excavation and Trenching
    • Fall Protection
    • Cranes and Rigging
    • US Army Corp of Engineers Regulations
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