Utility Partners, LLC | Our Team
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Our Team

Utility Partners has over 350 dedicated employees that strive to make clear & clean water accessibility their top priority on a daily basis.

Seasoned public service leaders and licensed professional engineers are the backbone of our organization. Utility Partners team members are recognized throughout the contract operations industry as being service oriented and customer focused. Our principals have more than 150 years of combined professional experience in the contract operations, maintenance, and management of public infrastructure and utility systems. These principals directly support our project teams by providing operational expertise in the following critical areas: Environmental Compliance; Health, Safety and Emergency Response; Asset Management; and Project Administration.

 

Utility Partners manages our clients’ environmental infrastructures by developing a single, cross-trained operations team to perform O&M and management services on all system components as an integrated, customer-focused business. Each member of the Utility Partners team plays a critical role in fulfilling this mission, so the approach to our staff is quite simple: respect and honor them always, get them involved with decision making, treat them in a fair and equitable manner, reward them for this challenging work. Our goal is to equip and empower all of our staff to advance within our organization, so that is why Utility Partners invests so much in them.

 

These principals directly support our project teams by providing operational expertise in the following critical areas: Environmental Compliance; Health, Safety and Emergency Response; Asset Management; and Project Administration. Utility Partners manages our clients’ environmental infrastructures by developing a single, cross-trained operations team to perform O&M and management services on all system components as an integrated, customer-focused business.

 

Each member of the Utility Partners team plays a critical role in fulfilling this mission, so the approach to our staff is quite simple: respect and honor them always, get them involved with decision making, treat them in a fair and equitable manner, reward them for this challenging work. Our goal is to equip and empower all of our staff to advance within our organization, so that is why Utility Partners invests so much in them.

Bill Douglass – Senior VP & Managing Director

Bill is a fixture in the O&M world.  His expertise has been sought after for over 35 years and brought him to work on projects all over the world.  His contract operations experience is unmatched in the industry.  He specializes in start-up activities and developing training programs for operations, maintenance and management staff.  Bill is also Grade V certified in California.

Bobby Knesal, P.E. – Vice President

Our process operations expert, Bobby brings 30+ years of experience and is a registered Professional Engineer.  He is located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and has played an integral role in growing our business in the governmental sector.  Bobby is also a Commissioner and Board Member for the Mississippi State Port Authority.

Barry Walker – Regional Vice President

With over 30 years of experience, Barry oversees the field and maintenance operations team for Utility Partners.  Barry is known for his ability to quickly and efficiently, develop workable solutions for any field challenges that arise.  He has hands-on experience with managing public works departments

David Sircle – Vice President

With over 25 years of experience as an operator and manager in wastewater treatment, Mr. Sircle brings a great level of knowledge and expertise to our team.  His background also includes extensive experience in training nationwide as well as internationally.  He holds Grade 3 and 4 certifications in several states, including New Hampshire, California and Connecticut.

Greg Bishop – Corporate Manager Client Services

Mr. Bishop is our Client Services Manager.  He originally joined the Utility Partners family back in 2006.  He helps our team of project managers to service the needs of existing clients and seek out new opportunities.

Jefferson Tolman – Area Manager

Mr. Tolman has over 22 years of experience in water and wastewater treatment plant operation and maintenance.  He is been a part of the Utility Partners family since 2011 and is our Northeast Regional Vice President.  He oversees the region which includes New England and Canada.

Ryan Monette – Health & Safety Compliance Officer

Mr. Monette has worked in the utility industry for over 20 years and has a thorough knowledge of State and Federal safety regulations.  He has developed and implemented safe operating rules for the use of electrical and mechanical equipment, and instructs the staff on safety responsibilities and encourages employees to report unsafe conditions immediately.

Mike Bohlke – Human Resources Manager

Mike has been a member of the UP team for over 15 years.  He oversees payroll changes, employee verifications, background checks, employee hiring, and ensures delivery of employee system-wide services.