RTR recently celebrated the retirement of our own Mike Nowakowski in a manner befitting one of the greats: by retiring his number. The #37 represents Mike’s years of dedicated service to the electric utility industry. Mike served as an outage engineer for RTR with style, class, dedication and uncommon humility.
Mike is well loved, universally respected and will be sorely missed as a co-worker, mentor and friend. We wish Mike and his lovely wife Cathy (who just recently became grandparents) and their family every happiness.
RTR Energy Solutions provides many services, one of which is storm support during and after severe weather events. This week northeastern Pennsylvania was struck by severe thunderstorms causing downed wires and power outages throughout the area. Several RTR employees responded to assess downed lines and protect them from causing additional injury given that the integrity of a downed line is not always known.
A single phase line, the kind that provides power for heating and lighting that most of us are used to seeing, can potentially carry in excess of 50 amps (7,000 volts). Given that beyond 10 amps, death is probable, it is vital that downed lines that may still be carrying power are monitored and protected until such time as repairs can be made. RTR provides that service whenever the need arises.
RTR is proud to announce the additions of Bob Sopko and Dave Benner to our team of talented, experienced individuals as we continue to grow and expand.
Bob Sopko will be part of the Project Controls group. He brings over 20 years of experience in Operations Controllership, including Budgeting, Forecasting, Variance Analysis, Accrual Accounting, GL Accounting and Reconciliation. In his career, Bob has managed people and processes related to Capital Projects, Cost Accounting, BOM’s, Industrial Engineering, Profitability and Pricing. With strong analytical skills, Bob has experience with numerous ERP/GL systems including SAP, Peoplesoft, and Oracle R12. Bob capitalizes on his experience in his role as a Sr. Cost Analyst in our Project Controls Group and supports Project Development and Interconnection Affairs.
Dave Benner joins the team as a Construction Supervisor with the Constructability group. He brings over 38 years of experience in the electric power industry. Dave started his career in power production before becoming a Journeyman Lineman, a Transmission & Distribution Foreman and then Construction Supervisor before retiring from PPL in 2015.
RTR welcomes both Bob and Dave to its ever expanding close-knit team of experienced and multi-talented individuals.
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RTR Energy Solutions is pleased and proud to share the news that on August 19th, 2017 our own Ryan Brazzo officially received his MBA from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ryan had previously earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Information Systems from Bloomsburg University.
Anyone who has earned a degree while working full time knows it can be particularly challenging and Ryan’s case is certainly no exception. He began work on his MBA …
RTR is proud to announce the addition of Rick Nuno as we continue to grow and expand. He will be part of the Outage Coordination group as well as working in construction management in our Cedar Crest Boulevard office. Rick has been in the electric utility industry for over 26 years starting with PPL as an electrician in the construction department. He has worked as a Local System Operator and Transmission System Operator for PPL Electric Utilities, and as a Generation Dispatcher for PPL Energy Plus and Talen Energy. Rick holds NERC Reliability Coordinator as well as PJM Generation & Transmission System Operator Certifications.
RTR welcomes Rick to its ever expanding close-knit team of experienced and multi-talented individuals.
RTR’s own Allan Everett will be taking his talents and 32+ years of electrical expertise some 9000 miles away to the highlands of Papua New Guinea. Allan will spend three weeks beginning April 22nd as part of a volunteer team of professionals from I-TEC (International Technical Electric & Construction). I-TEC is non-denominational ministry based in Montoursville, Pa. which utilizes volunteers to see to the technical needs of missionaries and not for profit organizations worldwide as well as to support local and international disaster relief.
Allan will assist with the installation of an electrical distribution line that will provide service to Kudjip Nazarene Hospital. Papua New Guinea ranks as …
RTR is proud to announce three recent additions in the past few months as we continue to grow and expand our closely knit team of talented, experienced individuals. We gladly welcome Chrissy Beissell to the corporate office in Fairchance, Pa. and Amanda Emery and Ryan Foutz to the Allentown office.
Chrissy Beissell brought her 38 years of experience in banking, finance, management and training to the RTR team in 2016. Chrissy is the Business Manager in the Corporate group in our Fairchance, Pa. office.
Amanda Emery has over 10 years experience in office and financial management and executive assistance, as well as staff management and training nationwide in the pharmaceutical industry. As an RTR Cost Analyst in the Project Controls group Amanda handles invoicing, updating CMX for forecasts and actuals, and contributing to social media management.
Ryan Foutz is our most recent hire in the Outage Coordination group. He holds a B.S. in Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology and has over 3 years experience in the electrical utility industry as a commissioning/electrical engineer. Ryan is an Outage Engineer in our Harrisburg office.
Throughout 2016, RTR has put forth hours of work and hard effort into moving our projects one step closer to reaching their goals. Regardless of how busy the team has been, we have made numerous efforts to give back to the community by donating to various charities and participating in multiple charity events.
In March, Ryan Brazzo and Sean Zagwoski participated in the 31st Annual Benefit Golf Tournament at Silver Creek Country Club in Hellertown, PA. Funds raised at the tournament went towards …
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