Alex DeVries

WHO ARE YOU?
I am a University of Missouri Rolla graduate with a degree in electrical engineering. I work in our automation group, and when I’m not making a process better, I enjoy spending time with my family and playing golf.

WHAT DO YOU DO?
I work with process control, batch reactors, and sequencing systems. In other words, I make our engineers’ designs actually work.

FAVORITE ESC MOMENT?
Working as a team on a challenging project and being able to exceed expectations.

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Andy Snider

WHO ARE YOU?
I am a Jesus follower, husband, father, baseball fan, and former college baseball pitcher. I stay busy with my kids’ sports and activities, and I enjoy watching and coaching baseball. I am driven to help and equip our employees to serve our clients.

WHAT DO YOU DO?
To quote my 7-year-old son after he spent an afternoon with me at work, "It's boring, Dad just talks to people."

FAVORITE ESC MOMENT?
Hard for me to pick just one, but seeing our engineering designs come to life for the first time is hard to beat. It makes all those hours worth it.

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Boyd Allen

WHO ARE YOU?
I'm a husband, father, and defender of the Oxford Comma. I enjoy laughing, reading, running, psychology, philosophy, theology, science, sleight-of-hand, traveling, strategy games, and writing. Oh, and sometimes I work too...

WHAT DO YOU DO?
Mechanical/structural design, project/CAD support, field measurement, 3D scanning, IT support and training, and office mischief-making when possible.

FAVORITE ESC MOMENT?
Forgetting to set my emergency brake, chasing my car across the parking lot and into the street, and then discovering the whole thing was caught on tape.

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Brett Rose

WHO ARE YOU?
I’m the rare sci-fi unicorn: a Star Wars nerd who is also a Trekkie. In my free time, I enjoy online gaming, movies, camping, and spending time with my Bengal cat. Who hates Jeopardy? Brett Rose for $500: Alex.

WHAT DO YOU DO?
In between programming for our clients, I manage ESC’s IT infrastructure and take care of miscellaneous building maintenance.

FAVORITE ESC MOMENT?
Traveling for a start up, arriving in London for the first time, and riding with a native German driving on the “wrong side” of the road.

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Calvin Roebuck

WHO ARE YOU?
I am the youngest member of our Automation Team. As a former college pitcher, I still enjoy baseball, but now as a youth coach. In my free time (when I have it), I like to hunt, fish, and spend time with family.

WHAT DO YOU DO?
I create programming and graphical interface solutions using my electrical engineering and physics degrees.

FAVORITE ESC MOMENT?
Onsite during a 1:00 a.m. startup, watching Mike and Willy have a "frank exchange of opinions" about which direction a valve rotates.

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Charlie Hawkins

WHO ARE YOU?
I earned my mechanical engineering degree at Missouri S&T while competing in track, cross country, and wooing my future wife. I'm a family man and an avid off-road motorcyclist who specializes in race videos. Oh yeah, my dog is cool too.

WHAT DO YOU DO?
As a project manager and mechanical engineer, I lead projects and work on mechanical designs. I enjoying working to find the best solutions.

FAVORITE ESC MOMENT?
Signing the birthday cards that we make for each other. I enjoy perusing my co-worker's comments. You know, you can learn a lot about them that way.

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Derek Bloom

WHO ARE YOU?
I have a degree in electrical engineering, a masters in bench-press, and a minor in curls. I enjoy cooking and grilling. I'm a husband and a father of three little guys, and I like being active outside with my family.

WHAT DO YOU DO?
I assist our clients with electrical power and lighting design, project consulting, arc flash analysis, and load/sizing calculations.

FAVORITE ESC MOMENT?
The camaraderie of lunchtime disc golf competitions with my co-workers.

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Heather Ruble

WHO ARE YOU?
I jumped right into the saddle by joining ESC upon graduation. My passion is serving God and breeding/showing reining horses alongside my husband. When I’m not working at the office or on the farm, I find relaxation in trying to master the piano.

WHAT DO YOU DO?
I wear many hats: I do civil-structural design and safety coordinator. My passion is owning and showing reining horses with my husband.

FAVORITE ESC MOMENT?
Time spent in the field with co-worker Lori.

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Jack Poepsel

WHO ARE YOU?
Christian, Husband, and “Uncle Jack” to a large tribe (“Uncle” used without needless prefix; there’s no sense in counting). As a Milwaukee-area transplant, I enjoy motorcycles and the Packers. The former well-served in this area; the latter may take some effort.

WHAT DO YOU DO?
I use my experience in Engineering, Plant Maintenance, and Teaching to support the Team in Design, Programming, and Start-up of client systems.

FAVORITE ESC MOMENT?
Being warmly welcomed into a group that I admire more by the day.

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Jacob Rosenbaum

WHO ARE YOU?
I am a husband and father who likes regular and disc golf, home improvement projects, and spending time with family. As a football official, my people skills have been battle tested and serve me well working onsite in high-pressure situations.

WHAT DO YOU DO?
Unlike others at ESC, I wear only one hat: designing electrical controls and power systems. I especially enjoy control panel design.

FAVORITE ESC MOMENT?
My favorite ESC moment is getting hired. I couldn't ask for a better group of people to work with. It's the best place I've ever worked.

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James Urban

WHO ARE YOU?
I am a recent Missouri S&T graduate, and a former professional musician. In my free time, I enjoy shredding on my guitar, completing DIY technical projects, and playing with my daughter. Still new to ESC, I am beginning to find my rhythm.

WHAT DO YOU DO?
The most recent member to join the team, I am still learning as I lead the development and implementation of our team’s 3D laser scanning capabilities

FAVORITE ESC MOMENT?
My favorite moments have been going out into the field to visit project sites and seeing the designs our team has completed.

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Jason McCullough

WHO ARE YOU?
As a prematurely graying family man, I like early morning workouts and consistent lunches. I thrive on the coordination and completion of complex mechanical designs. This helps with my true passion: stirring up co-workers with practical office jokes.

WHAT DO YOU DO?
I coordinate with a variety of professionals to design mechanical systems for both industrial and commercial applications. Favorite font: Wingdings.

FAVORITE ESC MOMENT?
Halloween 2017 - Dress Like a Co-Worker Day.

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Jim Black

WHO ARE YOU?
One of the peaks of my life was completing a hike to Mt. Everest base camp. A close second is when I got drafted into leading our electrical department. In my free time I enjoy hiking, carpentry, computers, and music.

WHAT DO YOU DO?
I use my experience to lead our team in designing, constructing, and commissioning electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic control systems.

FAVORITE ESC MOMENT?
My favorite thing about ESC is the interaction with our clients. It’s rewarding to have worked hand-in-hand to have successfully met their goals.

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Joel Harris

WHO ARE YOU?
Despite looking too young to have a driver’s license, I am a former carpenter and a member of our structural team. I lay the foundation for successful projects. I enjoy time with my family and friends and being in the great outdoors.

WHAT DO YOU DO?
I hammer out projects at the office by analyzing and designing structures and helping clients. I also do the work that Norm doesn't want to do.

FAVORITE ESC MOMENT?
My ESC moment would have to be Halloween 2017, when Boyd, Kyle, Jason, Jacob, and Nghiep dressed up as Richard, Mike, Steve, Andy, and me.

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Kody Kimzey

WHO ARE YOU?
I am a Christian, husband, Chiefs fan for life (win or lose), DIYer, firearm enthusiast and master of the grill. I enjoy spending time with my family, camping, hunting, a good movie, and traveling with my wife.

WHAT DO YOU DO?
Designing is what I do. I have a Drafting and Design degree from OTC and have put it to good use at work and at home and really enjoy seeing my designs and ideas come to life.

FAVORITE ESC MOMENT?
On my first day, I was told many times that I had already become something of a mystical legend and that there had been Kody sightings around ESC (similar to Big Foot sightings). I didn't understand why, so someone explained that because it was an unusually long wait from the day I accepted my position with ESC to my official start date (4 months), that people were starting to question if I was real or not, which I found pretty comical.

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Korey Holiday

WHO ARE YOU?
I'm a husband, father of two, and an electrical engineering graduate from Missouri S&T. I enjoy getting to spend time with my family, playing in a worship band at church, and growing my beard to keep me warm during outdoor activities.

WHAT DO YOU DO?
My main duties are power design and control systems, however, my wardrobe of denim and flannel means I am in high demand as a Paul Bunyan impersonator.

FAVORITE ESC MOMENT?
It was really humbling to tour the facilities that ESC has donated money to.

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Kyle Kennard

WHO ARE YOU?
An extremely loyal, flawed person trying to make a positive impact on the people in my life and everyone I meet, both personally and professionally, through humor and sincerity.

WHAT DO YOU DO?
At work, I am a human Band-Aid (stuck wherever needed). I love sports, the Chiefs, coaching, and officiating high school football.

FAVORITE ESC MOMENT?
I can't decide where to eat lunch most days, let alone my favorite ESC moment! I try to create those moments for others.

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Lori Willoughby

WHO ARE YOU?
I am the face at the door, the voice on the phone, the office manager. I’m a mother of two and grandmother of one. Photography is my passion, and music, crocheting, and reading are my hobbies. Water is my life preserver; camping and kayaking keep me sane.

WHAT DO YOU DO?
If I had a dollar for every time I heard that! I try to make things run smoothly for everyone at the office. In other words, I'm a mom at work too.

FAVORITE ESC MOMENT?
At the Christmas party I worked hard to plan, Scott said it was "the worst party ever,” not once but twice! No seriously, fieldwork with Heather.

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Mark KellyOffice Manager
Matt Haseltine

WHO ARE YOU?
I’m a licensed professional engineer and a sixth generation farmer. I like playing the drums at my church, backpacking, and welding. I'm also a car junkie. As you can tell, my life is pretty busy. When I get a spare minute, I like to grow a full beard.

WHAT DO YOU DO?
I design mechanical/process systems and provide engineering analytics for our clients. I heart spreadsheets.

FAVORITE ESC MOMENT?
Watching Ricky's reaction to an operator pumping 3,500 pounds of product down the drain in ten seconds.

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Mike McKinnis

WHO ARE YOU?
I'm a fourth-generation Greene County resident with pre-Civil War family ties to the area, and ESC's unofficial Springfield historian. When not engineering, I like traveling with my wife and spending time working on and showing my replica Shelby Cobra.

WHAT DO YOU DO?
When not managing the mechanical department, I am the company go-to person for all things engineering.

FAVORITE ESC MOMENT?
Every time we complete a major/challenging project.

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