North Central Electrical League Inc. (NCEL) (Bloomington, Minn.): Dan Paulson, principal and CFO, Paulson & Clark Engineers Inc., White Bear Lake, Minn., was elected as the NCEL’s chairman at its board of directors meeting. Paulson leads Paulson & Clark Engineers’ electrical department and also serves as partner and CFO. He is a graduate of North Dakota State University in Fargo, N.D., with a BSEEE, Electrical & Electronics Engineering degree, and a member of NDSU’s national champion football teams of 1985, 1986 and 1988. Paulson and his family live in the East Metro of the Twin Cities. He succeeds Chuck Healy, Electrotech Inc., as the NCEL Chairman. Paulson will serve as Chair in leading the electrical industry nonprofit trade association through August 2016.
Also serving on NCEL’s 2014-16 board of directors are: Vice Chair (new): Edward Studniski, president, Gausman & Moore Engineers, Roseville, Minn.; Treasurer (new): Steve Foss, V.P. – distribution operations Xcel Energy Inc., St. Paul, Minn.; Secretary: Dale Yohnke, NCEL’s executive director; Past Chair: Chuck Healy, Vice President, Electrotech Inc., Minneapolis; Directors: Utility: Steve Foss,; Utility: Mark Helland, V.P. - customer service, Otter Tail Power Co., Fergus Falls, Minn.; Utility: Rick Lancaster, V.P. - generation, Great River Energy, Maple Grove, Minn.; Utility (new): Chuck Kimball, manager - distribution resources, ALLETE-MN Power Duluth, Minn.; Manufacturer: Chuck Healy; Manufacturer: Tony Blinkhorn, V.P., Rouzer Group Inc., Minneapolis; Manufacturer: Mike McDermeit, sales rep, Core4 Technologies (Minneapolis).
Distributor: Marty Hedlund, V.P. – sales, Werner Electric of Minnesota, Cottage Grove, Minn.; Distributor: Stacy Stanslaski, manager – sales operations, Viking Electric Supply, Minneapolis; Distributor (new): Shane Kerska, manager – Northeast Region, Border States Electric Brooklyn Park, Minn.; Contractor: Scot Moser, director – business development, Gephart Electric Co., St. Paul, Minn.; Contractor (new): Julie Fuentes, CFO, Medina Electric Inc., Hamel, Minn.; and Engineer: Dan Paulson.