Benton REA is pleased to announce the hiring of Andrew W. Gould, P.E. as Benton REA’s Vice President of Engineering and Operations.
As a third-generation engineer, Gould brings 12 years of experience in the utility industry. He has dedicated his career to the safe and reliable transmission and distribution of electricity and communications while striving to make a meaningful impact in how utilities design and manage their infrastructure.
Gould began his career as a consultant with Quanta Technologies where he developed expertise on solving unique problems with electric transmission, distribution, and substation facilities. His work led him to research asset management practices of transmission and substation systems at the Electric Power Research Institute for their member utilities. He moved on to a position at Duke Energy to support the procurement and maintenance of transmission and substation assets where he managed multi-year, multi-million-dollar projects that ensured high voltage electrical equipment met future operational goals, and that remaining service life of existing assets were properly characterized and extended when possible. Most recently, Andrew worked at UtiliSource where he oversaw both the fiber communication and electrical engineering departments for several clients including many electrical co-ops.
“I’m excited to join the co-op world by working at Benton REA,” says Gould. “There is so much opportunity to bring safe and reliable electricity to the members of Benton REA through innovation, design, and operations enabling them to live productive and fulfilled lives.”
Gould earned a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University-Idaho and is a Professional Engineer. He serves on the board of trustees for The William R. and Erlyn J. Gould Distinguished Lecture on Technology and the Quality of Life at The University of Utah.
Gould and his wife have four children. In his free time, he enjoys cooking with his wife, competitive clay target shooting, walking golf courses with the occasional decent shot, and introducing his children to the wonders of the world.
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