PowerTeam Services, LLC is a super-regional specialty utility service company with headquarters in Cary, North Carolina. We have about 4,300 employees and a presence in 30 states with main operating offices located in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin. The PowerTeam group of companies provides outsourced services for natural gas and electric transmission and distribution infrastructure throughout our geographic footprint.
As an industry-leading service provider, we have developed a track record for top-notch execution and safety. Our companies provide services to a broad group of utility customers who are leaders in their respective sectors. As your trusted partner, we help you operate more reliably and efficiently.
Our Core Values
We strive to be the preferred provider and employer of choice in the markets we serve. We will achieve this goal by operating at all times in a manner consistent with our Core Values:
Safety – we always put safety first in everything we do
Excellence – we understand our industry and customers’ needs and aim to exceed their expectations
Continuous Improvement – we lead our industry by fostering a continuous improvement mindset
Integrity and Accountability – we do what we say
Transparency – we operate under exacting business standards
People – we hire, retain and develop the best people in the industry and empower them
Focus on People
PowerTeam endeavors to be the employer of choice in our industry. We take a holistic approach to the overall health and welfare of our employees. For us “health and welfare” means more than just providing employees with an opportunity to purchase insurance. At PowerTeam, we work to assure that our employees have access to the advantages needed to help keep their families happy, healthy and stable. PowerTeam employees have opportunities to develop and refine their trade skills, meet new challenges, advance in our workforce, and increase their earnings.
Health and Welfare
- Health care and medical coverage. PowerTeam provides industry-leading health and welfare insurance coverage to our employees.
- We also offer excellent vision, dental, life, and disability insurance.
- In addition to offering top-notch health and welfare benefits, we offer our employees a 401(k) retirement savings plan.
Insurance and Bonding
To meet our customers’ insurance and bonding requirements, PowerTeam has partnered with highly respected and reliable, insurance companies, bonding companies and brokers. Our national risk management partners provide a wide array of statutory and operational insurance coverage with limits meeting or exceeding customer requirements.
Chief Executive Officer
Roxanne Bowman joined PowerTeam Services in September 2013 as Chief Executive Officer. Previously, she was the Global President of the Switchgear business for Cooper Power Systems. Ms. Bowman has worked in the electric utility industry for over 26 years working for Cooper, ABB and Siemens utility businesses. She has held positions in general management, sales, marketing and strategic planning. Bowman holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Clemson University and an MBA with a concentration in marketing from the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech.
Chief Financial Officer
Rick Dunn serves as PowerTeam’s Chief Financial Officer and joined us in February 2018. Mr. Dunn brings over 25 years of financial leadership to PowerTeam that includes executive roles in both public and private companies as well 10 years in public accounting. Most recently, Mr. Dunn was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ACN, Inc. (a wireless operator and energy reseller) and previously was Chief Financial Officer of Trilogy International Partners (a wireless carrier), and Corporate Controller for Western Wireless International. In addition, his experience includes 10 years with the public accounting firm of Grant Thornton LLP. He received his BBA from Pacific Lutheran University and MBA from Seattle University and is an alumnus of Stanford University’s Executive Program. Mr. Dunn is also a licensed CPA.
W. Thomas Newell
Chief Legal Officer
Tom Newell serves as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Newell joined PowerTeam Services in June 2014. Previously he led the legal and regulatory functions of both private and public companies, such as Top Echelon Contracting, Inc., Gibbs International, Inc. and Advance America, Cash Advance Centers, Inc. Mr. Newell received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Akron School of Law.
Vice President, Safety
Joseph Branco serves as Vice President of Safety. Mr. Branco joined PowerTeam Services in November 2016. Previously he was Director of Safety - Power Division for Quanta Services and has held positions at MYR Group and Henkels & McCoy. Mr. Branco received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Pennsylvania State University and also holds the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.
Vice President, Human Resources
Mickey Hanner serves as Vice President of Human Resources. Mr. Hanner joined PowerTeam Services in May 2015. His background includes serving as a global Human Resources Business Partner supporting operations in China, Brazil and the U.S. with Eaton’s Cooper Power Systems. Most recently he worked for Electrolux, North America. Mr. Hanner received his undergraduate degree from the University of Memphis and obtained his Master’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University.
Vice President, Business Development and Strategy
After joining PowerTeam Services as Vice President of Business Development and Strategy, Lyle Hildebrand was named President of Culy Construction and Power Services. He served in this position from 2016 to early 2018 when he resumed his initial position of VP of Business Development and Strategy. Prior to joining PowerTeam Services he was Vice President of Utility Sales and Strategic Marketing for Eaton Corporation. Lyle has worked in the electric utility industry for over 25 years for Eaton, Cooper Power Systems, and Commonwealth Edison (Exelon). He has held positions in executive management, product management, sales, marketing and application engineering. Lyle holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering, a Master Degree in Electrical Engineering with Power Emphasis from Illinois Institute of Technology and an EMBA from Marquette University.
Vice President, Finance
Mr. Ridout was named VP Finance of PowerTeam Services in May 2014 and has more than 25 years of experience in finance, accounting and management. Previously, he served as VP Finance at Custom Building Products. Mr. Ridout has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University and is a Certified Management Accountant.