Albert Livshitz, EE

Chief Engineer – Technical Services

With over 35 years of experience in the utility/electrical power industry, Albert provides engineering and oversight for testing/commissions of large, medium and high voltage substations, transformers, protection and control systems.

Jerry Daugherty, EE, PE

Engineering Fellow

Jerry’s entire career, over 26 years, has primarily been focused in the area of Power Engineering, even prior to graduation as a Student Engineer in the Transmission Department with Kentucky Utilities Headquarters (now LGE-KU). With these years of knowledge, Jerry utilizes his creative mindset, allowing him to quickly and effectively resolve challenges with low, medium and high-voltage equipment. Jerry is not only NETA Level III-certified with a significant background in testing and commissioning, he is also a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) and is the Certificate of Authorization holder in several states. Jerry is also one of the original founders of CE Power.

Scott Secrest, P.E.

VP of Engineering

Scott has over 26 years’ experience with engineering projects in the generation, distribution, and plant utilization segments of the electrical power industry. Scott is a Registered Professional Engineer and is NETA Level III-certified.

Ken L’Esperance, EE, PE

Chief Engineer – Facilities

Founder of Hope Engineering in 1987, Ken has completed major projects for clients such as Henry Ford Hospital, Hemlock Semiconductor, Dow chemical, DTE Energy, Dow Corning, JP Morgan Chase Bank, Domtar Papers and Visteon.

Tim Healey, EET

Field Service Engineer

With over 30 years of experience in high-voltage applications, Tim was a senior control system technician for test, relay and substation services. His projects include testing of relays, circuit breakers, transformers and related equipment.

Mike Kidd, EE

Sr. Design Engineer

With more than 25 years of experience int he utility/electrical power industry, Mike has worked everywhere, including design, testing, manufacture and installation of vacuum replacement breakers, matching lineups, OEM-style switchgear, retrofits, generator breaker retro fills, and switchgear upgrades.

Kevin Porto, EE

Engineering Supervisor

Kevin has eight years of power industry experience, with certifications from SEL, Omicron, and Doble. He is NETA Level III-certified and has led several high-profile substation projects, including protection and control projects.