Director Biographies

Executive Director: Ronald J. Schenk, CUSP

  • Director of Training, Red Simpson, Inc. – 1994 - 2004
    (a top 5 powerline contractor in the U.S.)
  • Director of Training Universal Electric Construction, - 1990 – 1994 
  • Senior Consultant and Trainer, FMI Management Consultants 1984 – 1990 
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP)


Director of Training, Research & Development: Morris Mach, CSP

  • Regional Training Director for Red Simpson, Inc. / Pike Electric
  • Powerline Contractors – 1995 - 2004 
  • Training Consultant for R. W. Beck – 1992 – 1995 
  • Project Manager for NUS Training Corp. – 1985 – 1992 
  • Lineman, General Foreman, Superintendent for Austin Energy and then Gulf States, Inc. O/H and URD distribution and transmission.
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Environmental, Safety & Health Management, c ertified Safety Professional (CSP) Additional Certifications: Live-line Bare Hand Maintenance, OSHA Certified to teach the 10-hour and 30-hour courses for the Utility Industry
  • Expert Witness / Testimony Consultant in high-voltage powerline construction and maintenance legal cases


Director of Operations: Tim Self, CUSP

  • Resource Utilization Coordinator, Progress Energy, Florida - 2002-2011
  • Regional Training Director, Red Simpson, Inc. - 1995-2002
  • Journeyman Lineman, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship - 1994 - present
  • Certified Utility Safety Professional, USOLN - 2010