Meet Our Team

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Ken Ripper, PE
President
Round Rock, TX
As RRC President and member of the Board of Directors, Ken is responsible for the direction and coordination of operational activities for the organization in accordance with the company’s strategic plans, goals, and objectives. Ken works closely with his fellow board members as well as the officers, directors, and managers in strategic planning, communications, and execution of the RRC business plan. He promotes and fosters RRC’s commitment to the company’s vision and values, safety, and execution of objectives. Ken’s specialties include executive leadership, project management, construction management, consulting, and project engineering with proficiency in the electric power and renewable energy industries.

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Gary Box  
Oil & Gas Industry Lead, Survey Coordinator
Hobbs, NM

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.

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Chong “Bill” Bong, PE
Business Development Director
Round Rock, TX

Bill is one of the founding Principals of RRC and oversees company finances. With a geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing background, he has worked in the power and energy industry for over 10 years. Bill is responsible for the financial planning and budgeting of the overall firm and oversees business development and expansion efforts. Since founding RRC, Bill and others have positioned the firm as experts in the energy market.

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Mohammed H. Abusalih, PE
Renewable Energy Industry Lead
Round Rock, TX

As one of the founding members of RRC, Mohammed H. Abusalih 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.

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Angela Dorf, PLS
Senior Project Manager
Round Rock, TX

Angela is RRC’s Renewable Industry Senior Project Manager. She is an experienced project manager and project surveyor with a solid foundation in the power industry due to her extensive experience in the utility, substation, urban land, solar, and wind fields. Her previous roles as project manager have ranged from design to construction projects. Other aspects of her career have allowed her to gain valuable experience in technical project requirements, account management, and client management.

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Arron Swindler
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.

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Ben Krause, PE
Structural Group Manager
Maple Grove, MN

Ben Krause is one of the founding members of RRC and is responsible for managing the structural engineering group. His engineering background has been primarily involved with the execution of industrial-scale wind turbine foundation designs. Ben has been involved in over 200 wind farm projects amounting to approximately 26,000 MW of wind energy across the United States and Canada from coast to coast. Ben has experience with the design requirements for over 25 turbine manufacturers and approximately 115 different turbine models.

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J. Edward Vasquez, PE
Director
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.

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Lenwood (Lee) Adams, PE, CFM, CAPM
Civil Engineering Group Manager
Round Rock, TX

Lee’s extensive experience includes work in both public and private sectors and ranges from infrastructure design to hydrology and hydraulics, as well as construction, environmental, geotechnical and materials engineering. He is accomplished in governmental relations, project and program management, and management of all phases of investigations, design development, and project execution. Lee’s expansive background affords RRC the ability to address any civil engineering design, environmental and geotechnical engineering on a wide range of projects. His group is currently active in wind and solar civil design as well as site design in oil field related activities.

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Samuel Moser, PE
Electrical Group Manager
Tualatin, OR

Sam is RRC’s Electrical Group Manager. He 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.