Meet Our Team
Chong “Bill” Bong, PE
Round Rock, TX
Bill is the founding Principal of RRC, current RRC President, and a member of the RRC Board of Directors. As President, Bill manages the operational activities of the company and works closely with fellow board members to implement company strategic plans, policies, goals, vision, values, and objectives. Bill leads the company engineering and land surveying services. He is also responsible for overall company financials, human resources, information technology, business development, and new initiatives. Bill is skilled at identifying opportunities and delivering strong financial performance to ensure the company’s sustainable growth. Bill holds a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Since co-founding RRC in 2007, Bill and others have positioned the firm as experts in the energy market.
Mohammed H. Abusalih, PE
Round Rock, TX
As one of the founding members of RRC, Mohammed has gained considerable engineering and project management experience for renewable energy projects across the United States. In addition, Mohammed has extensive engineering experience in transportation-related projects, public works, and commercial developments. His responsibilities include business development, client management, and overall project management. Mohammed’s proficiency in the field and tailored approach to each project has proved his commitment and dedication to ensuring high levels of execution and quality of deliverables, resulting in many satisfied and repeat renewable energy clients.
Director, Oil & Gas Business Development
Gary has been in the Oil & Gas business for 15 years, 11 of those years working in the surveying industry. From 2007 to 2015, Gary worked as a Crew Chief staking over 4,000 well locations, multiple pipelines, and electrical easements. In his years as Crew Chief, Gary gained the experience needed to be Survey Coordinator and uses his knowledge to work with clients and field crews to execute projects. As a founding member of RRC Surveying, Gary assisted in the growth of the company from 2 employees to 60 in just 5 years. As Oil & Gas Industry Lead, Gary is responsible for initiating the sales effort, managing sales team activities, securing and supporting executive communication, developing appropriate business value messages, and securing each sale with the appropriate contracts and agreements. In addition, Gary is in charge of managing projects, marketing endeavors, and proposal execution.
Ben Krause, PE
Director, Structural & Geotechnical Operations
Maple Grove, MN
Ben is one of the founding members of RRC and is responsible for managing the structural engineering group. As a Sr. Project Manager, Ben manages multi-scope geotechnical and structural engineering projects. His engineering background has been primarily involved with the execution of industrial-scale wind turbine foundation designs. Ben has been involved in over 250 wind farm projects amounting to approximately 33,000 MW of wind energy across the United States and Canada from coast to coast. Ben has served as a member of the RRC Board of Directors since 2016.
Samuel Moser, PE
Director, Electrical Operations
Sam has considerable experience in the industrial and electrical utility sectors as well as the renewable energy market. With a focus on solar and wind projects, Sam has performed project management, field service, and design for more than 40 different utilities, petrochemical, water treatment, and manufacturing companies. His experience spans from initial interconnection processes, through bidding, design, and construction phases. Sam’s services are based on strong communication, timely response and working alongside as a team member with our clients.
J. Edward Vasquez, PE
Director, Corporate Support
Round Rock, TX
Edward is one of RRC’s founding members. Edward has a background in materials science and is a licensed civil engineer in multiple states. He has developed a reputation as a problem solver with geotechnical and construction issues. Edward’s responsibilities include technical review of RRC geotechnical and CMT deliverables and troubleshooting for projects across the company. Edward serves as a contracts specialists and performs other corporate functions. Edward is also RRC’s Safety Coordinator, chairs our Safety Committee, and manages RRC’s accounts with ISNetworld, BROWZ, and PICs.
Karla Brawner, PE
Civil Engineering Group Manager
Round Rock, TX
As the Civil Engineering Group Manager and a Civil Project Engineer, Ms. Brawner’s expertise includes the design and development of plans for civil projects involving storm drainage, erosion control, paving, grading, channel reconstruction, and alternative analysis. Karla also has extensive experience in project management, construction engineering, and risk management.
Steve Beilstein, PE
Transmission Line Group Manager
Mr. Beilstein is a licensed electrical engineer with over 14 years of design, engineering, and quality management experience in the fields of overhead and underground transmission lines. His transmission line project experience includes physical and electrical design of overhead transmission lines from 34.5 kV through 500 kV, as well as limited physical and electrical designs of single circuit 115 kV and 230 kV underground HPGF pipe type and XLPE duct bank transmission lines. Steve is considered an expert in PLS-CADD software for overhead transmission line design.
CMT Group Manager
Round Rock, TX
As the Construction Materials Testing (CMT) Group Manager, Arron is responsible for the mobile CMT and Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) teams out of Round Rock. He has over 15 years of experience in CMT, QA/QC, and residential and commercial construction. Arron has been involved with projects throughout the U.S. including utility scale wind/solar energy facilities, mining sand plant facilities, underground and above ground electrical collection systems, commercial bridge construction, ground penetrating radar scanning of concrete and earth, roadway improvements, forensic investigation of structural component failures, residential construction, and welding, fabrication and the construction of multiple electrostatic precipitators. Arron also has extensive experience in resolving construction issues by facilitating the coordination between contractors and engineers of record. He works directly with engineers, technicians, and project managers in the mentoring of the technical aspects, coordination efforts, and in building client relationships. He has extensive experience both in the field and in the office handling the commercial side of CMT testing and QA/QC operations.