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Ken Keeney
Chief Executive Officer
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Carol Keeney
President
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Scott Korte
Vice President - Chief Estimator
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Mike Kemper
Secretary - Project Manager
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Bob Snell
Treasurer - Project Manager
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Lisa Fournie
Controller
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Glen Chitwood
Purchasing Agent
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Andrew Kemper
Estimator - Safety Director
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Paula Smith
Office Manager
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Tali Schmelzer
Administrative Assistant
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Team Biographies

 

Ken Keeney
Chief Executive Officer

Kenneth C. Keeney is owner and CEO of Pyramid Electrical Contractors, Inc. He attended Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville and completed the IBEW Local 309 Apprenticeship program in 1977. Ken began working for Pyramid as a Project Superintendent in 1981, became an Owner and Vice President in 1984, and became CEO in 1994 to supervise total operations for Pyramid. He serves on a number of organizations, including the Fairview Heights Electrical Commission (Chairman), Belleville Building Zoning Board of Appeals (Chairman), Southwestern Illinois Division of National Electrical Contractors' Association (NECA) (Past Chairman), NECA Labor Management Committee (Past Chairman), NECA Negotiating Committee (Past Chairman), NECA Telecommunications Committee (Delegate), NECA Strategic Planning Committee (Delegate), IBEW Local 309 Health & Welfare Trust (Chairman), IBEW Local 309 Vacation Trust (Chairman), IBEW Local 309 Income Security Trust (Secretary), IBEW Local 309 401K Retirement Trust (Trustee), Labor Management Committee for Leadership Council of Southwestern Illinois (Co-Chairman), International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, Southern Illinois Builders Association Board of Directors, and the MidAmerica Workforce Investment Board. Ken also served as a Delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business in 1995 and as a Co-Chairman at the Electrical Expo in 2008 for the Electrical Board of Missouri and Illinois.

 

 Carol Keeney
 President

Carol is an Owner and President of Pyramid Electrical Contractors, Inc. Her schooling includes a Bachelors Degree in English, leadership management courses, and the McCormick Estimating course. She became Pyramid’s Office Manager in 1986. She moved into the Presidency in 1994 and has been in charge of insurance negotiations and claims, financial statements, purchasing equipment, monitoring the company profit sharing fund, hiring and managing employees, and filing tax forms. Carol is a member of various organizations, including the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), Southern Illinois Builders Association, Fairview Heights Rotary Club (Past President), Southwestern Illinois Leadership Council, and the Fairview Heights Chamber of Commerce.

 

Scott Korte
Vice President - Chief Estimator

Scott Korte is an Owner and Vice President of Pyramid Electrical Contractors, Inc. He attended Kansas State University in 1988 where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Science. He went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Business Administration in 1995 through Southern Illinois University. Scott began working at Pyramid in 1988 and became a Partner in 2003. Scott’s duties include estimating commercial, industrial, and highway lighting as well as traffic signal projects. He is also the project manager on many different projects where he is in charge of scheduling material and manpower requirements. Scott has been involved in a variety of projects across the Metro-East area. These include traffic signal installation and maintenance, various educational institutions (with the largest one being renovations at Lindenwood University in Belleville), the Bowman Pump Station Renovation, and MetroLink maintenance and renovations.

 

Mike Kemper
Secretary - Project Manager

Mike Kemper attended Ranken Technical College and completed the IBEW Local 309 Apprenticeship Program in 1982. He began working for Pyramid as a Foreman in 1984. He became a Project Manager in 1992 and then a Partner in 2003. Mike has been in charge of numerous projects across the Metro-East, the most recent projects being the Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, the US Transcom Consolidation Project, the 375th Security Forces Facility, and numerous other remodels and renovations to various buildings on the base. Mike was also the project manager for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Center in Valmeyer, Illinois and the United States Army Reserve Center in Granite City, Illinois. In addition to these recent jobs, Mike has been involved with projects at various educational institutions in the surrounding communities, including Belleville West High School. Mike has completed Leviton/Mohawk Certification as well as Fiber Optics Training through IBEW Local 309.

 

Bob Snell
Treasurer - Project Manager

Bob Snell has been with Pyramid Electrical Contractors, Inc. since 1987 when he began as a General Foreman. He became a Superintendent/Project Manager in 1997 and became a Partner in 2003. Bob attended the Ranken Technical Institute and completed the IBEW Local 309 Apprenticeship Program in 1984. He has been in charge of a number of projects across the Metro-East area, including the Montgomery County Jail Facility, St. Clair Square Lighting Renovations, Famous Barr Remodel/Renovation, National Foods Store, Wehrenberg Theaters, Waterloo City Hall/Police Station, MetroLink Station Finishes, numerous projects at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville as well as high schools in the area, and a number of hospitals including Memorial Hospital, Touchette Hospital, Gateway Regional Medical Center, and Greenville Hospital. Bob is a member of the National Electrical Contractors' Association (NECA), and also serves on a number of organizations such as the IBEW Local 309 Pension Trust, the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, the IBEW Labor Management Committee (previously), and the NECA/IBEW Contract Negotiation Committee (previously).

 

Lisa Fournie
Controller

Lisa Fournie started with Pyramid in the fall of 2007. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from McKendree College. Before coming to Pyramid, she worked as a Pension Analyst for Metlife and for several years she did public accounting. Lisa’s responsibilities include managing several Project Manager Assistants, overseeing the accounts payable, and preparing and filing quarterly payroll returns in addition to other accounting functions.

 

Glen Chitwood
Purchasing Agent

Glen Chitwood has been with Pyramid since 1995. Glen has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with specialty in Production and Operations Management from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He is the Purchasing Agent and Warehouse Manager for Pyramid. Glen’s main responsibility is purchasing and overseeing Pyramid’s inventory of materials and tools. His additional responsibilities include coordinating the delivery of necessary materials and tools to various job sites on a daily basis, and managing several warehouse employees. Glen is also the Fleet Manager, therefore he maintains all of the Pyramid vehicles including the trucks for the electricians, the line trucks, and other various equipment used on job sites.

 

Andrew Kemper
Estimator - Safety Director

Andrew Kemper began interning for Pyramid in May 2012. He is currently in the process of obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Andrew assists in providing estimates for Pyramid's projects.

 

Paula Smith
Office Manager

Paula Smith began her career with Pyramid Electrical Contractors, Inc. in 1988. She is the Office Manager as well as a Project Manager Assistant. Her duties include payroll and union benefit reports, and supporting the project managers on contract jobs. She is also in charge of maintaining supplies and equipment for the office staff.

 

Tali Schmelzer
Administrative Assistant

Tali Schmelzer began working at Pyramid Electrical Contractors, Inc. in 2008. She completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration through the University of Maryland in May 2009. Tali’s duty is to support the project managers on various projects.