Employee Spotlight

Ken and two partners started aeSolutions 23 years ago in a bonus room when their employer decided to close their Greenville office. By the time they had five employees, they knew they needed to rent an actual office space because the air conditioner could no longer keep up.

 

Ken remembers how excited they were when they successfully networked the one Dell computer with the one printer. It seems like yesterday from a lifetime ago.

 

Ken enjoys pretty much anything outdoors, including backpacking, running, and motorcycles. 

Engineering is Liena’s second career after being a chemist and a chemistry instructor at a university.  She started as an SIS (Safety Instrumented Systems) specialist and worked as both SIS and PSM (Process Safety Management) senior specialist. Liena immigrated to the US from Ukraine, never dreaming that her career would take such a turn, but she loves the challenges and fun that process safety engineering presents. Now, she participates in almost all Safety Lifecycle related projects except installation & commissioning, but maybe one day in the future, that will happen too. She also has the honor and pleasure to be the Board Secretary for the ISA Alaska chapter. She loves to go fishing, hiking, riding snowmobiles, camping, hunting and enjoys relaxing on the couch with a good book.

Rob is a chemical engineer by trade, but he also obtained his MBA in Finance.  He has spent over 35 years in the Petrochemical, Oil and Gas, alternative energy, and building material manufacturing industries.  Twelve of those years as a production engineer, 15 years as a maintenance and plant manager in PSM regulated production units, and eight years as an EHSQ Manager and PSM Specialist.  

Rob enjoys spending time with his family while also cooking and entertaining friends. He also enjoys fishing, playing the drums occasionally, and watching college football.

Jackie started out early by participating in a high school mentorship program for engineering at BP.  She then earned her B.S. in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Colorado School of Mines.  In September of 2016 Jackie moved back to Alaska and started her career with aeSolutions.  Jackie completed the DNV GL PHAST Training Course in October 2017 and is currently a scribe for PHA studies.  

Rick started his career as a chemist and soon was assigned a large controls project at the age of 25. Rick spent ten years in the plant, eight years at an EPC, where he later shifted from controls to SIS Engineering, and now almost 15 years at aeSolutions. He is a lifelong musician and enthusiast of the great outdoors and a dedicated father and husband. 

Sarah was hooked when she sat through her first Process Hazard Analysis as a Process Engineer doing process design. Sarah felt like she had finally found a way to make a difference in her field by helping to protect people and the environment.  After joining aeSolutions and working in both the PSM and SISFEL groups, Sarah found her passion for alarm management.  She is thankful for a career that allows her to grow professionally and supports a strong family life enabling her to spend time making memories with the ones she cherishes the most. 

Kevin has a 34-year background in Electrical and Controls, beginning his career at aeSolutions as a Project Manager in 2009. In 2019, Kevin became a Senior Discipline Leader and continued with the Project Manager role. He currently holds his Professional Engineering License in 11 states!

Greg is Canadian with 25 years of experience in the industry, 17 years as an Instrumentation and Controls Specialist, and 8 years as a Process Safety Specialist.  He brought his worldwide industry knowledge to Houston to help influence our younger employees and help the company grow to exciting new levels. Greg is part of the ISA Fire and Gas division standards committee and the wireless standard division. He loves to cook, build things with his hands, and look after his much too needy Pug.

Emily’s degree is in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University. Her first job was as an Instrumentation Engineer at an Oil Refinery in Louisiana, where she was exposed to various technologies &opportunities to problem solve. Her favorite part of that job was working with the safety systems in her units. This led her to a job as an SIS Design Engineer with aeSolutions back in her home state. She has greatly enjoyed learning about the different business lines that aeSolutions offers. She also enjoys getting to be involved with the local ISA Chapter along with many of her coworkers.  Emily enjoys hiking, bowling, training my 2-year-old German Shepherd mix Jambalaya, and learning new baking techniques.

Ashley started out doing cost on the project controls side and moved into scheduling.  She is currently the Project Controls Lead at aeSolutions.  Ashley is transitioning into Project Management after obtaining her PMP certification in November of 2019.  She loves living in Alaska, but she will miss her son when he moves to Arkansas in the fall for college……so far away!