ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS ENGINEER, Sandia National Laboratories
An industrial electrician by trade, Wes has spent over 40 years in the maintenance department of a large national laboratory. With seven hundred buildings at a footprint of almost six-million square feet on a campus of almost fourteen thousand acres, Wes has had the privilege to work in and learn from a large variety of maintenance applications and opportunities. After serving a five-year apprenticeship and working several years as an industrial electrician, Wes moved into management of the parts warehouse, followed by a stint as the site maintenance supervisor of a hundred and seventy-nine thousand acre sister location. Subsequent positions included electrical inspection, electrical design, contract management, quality engineering, maintenance engineering and electrical systems engineering. Wes also taught for 34 years in the electrical trades department of Central New Mexico Community College. In addition to an electrical journeyman's license and contractor's license, Wes is a CMRP, ICC certified electrical inspector, holds a certificate in maintenance management from the University of Wisconsin, provides continuing education and other training, and serves as a consultant to industry for a wide variety of electrical, safety, forensic, and maintenance applications. Wes currently works as an electrical systems engineering serving as owner's electrical engineer for all new construction, coordinating the arc flash modeling process and overseeing the development of the electrical PM/PDM program.