Mr. Petrie has over thirty years of electrical utility design, engineering, and construction experience in the electric utility industry and renewable energy industry. His experience includes over twenty-five years at an electric utility and nearly ten years as a consultant serving electric utility clients and renewable energy clients. He is experienced in transmission line design, up to 500kV, and distribution line design of all voltages. He is currently serving as Senior Project Manager for transmission line design projects, substation design projects, medium-voltage collection system design projects and renewable energy development projects. He also serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of the Board of Directors for TriAxis Engineering, Inc., an electric utility engineering consulting firm headquartered in Corvallis, Oregon.
Ashwin has over 20 years of Electric Utilities experience in design of power transmission and distribution lines. He is skilled and experienced in the use of PLS-CADD, a state-of-the-art CAE transmission line program, and other engineering software design tools. Before he moved to USA in 1983, he went to school to learn radio electronics repair and Morse telegraphy. In USA, he went to school to get the associate degree in electronics and bachelor in engineering. Ashwin lives in Corvallis, enjoys hiking in McDonald Dunn forest, biking in summer, and flashing his android phone at least once a week.
Brad Kunda specializes in utility design and project management. He had worked in the utility industry for more than 30 years before joining TriAxis in 2010. His previous experience included work at Naknek Electric Association in Alaska, which was a rural cooperative in bush Alaska accessible only by boat or airplane. At NEA his responsibilities varied from purchasing, line design, easement procurement, staking, and meter reading to assisting the line crew. After moving from Alaska he held positions as operations and engineering director for the cooperative Consumers Power, Inc. in Philomath, Oregon. In his spare time he likes to fish.
Paul Vigansky started with TriAxis in 2007 as a transmission line designer following receipt of his BS, with honors, in electrical engineering from Oregon State University. Paul is facile with PLS-CADD, PLS-Pole, and other software used in overhead and underground transmission line design. While at OSU, Paul and other team members built a prototype wind-powered water heater. Prior to obtaining his degree from OSU, Paul also worked at Frito Lay in Vancouver, WA, where it is rumored that he was single-handedly responsible for the manufacturer of over 1 billion Dorito chips. Paul is a graduate of the Naval Nuclear Power School (1990-92) and was stationed aboard the cruiser USS Arkansas (CGN-41) where his 6’-8” height was a challenge. Paul is generally accompanied in the office by Cirrus, his standard poodle and while occasonally seen exiting his workshop covered in wood shavings, he has also been known to "cut a rug" on the dance floor.
Ward Olson is a graduate of nowhere perpendicular and has worked for TriAxis as a Senior Designer since December 2000. He has been in the business since 1981. In addition to working on Distribution & Transmission Line design, he enjoys a challenging Sudoku or Crossword puzzle (health permitting) and playing the Uke. He has also been known to golf in the 90s... if it gets any hotter than that he won't go. His fishing background is for 50% fish and 50% golf balls from the course.
Todd specializes in Transmission and Distribution Line design and supports the Substation design group when needed. He utilizes Autocad for most of his design drafting work with some time spent collecting information and verifying design issues in PLS-CADD. When Todd is not busy working on projects he is maintaining and optimizing the TriAxis website.
He enjoys spending time with his Wife, 2 kids, and friends doing many outdoor activities. Favorites include camping, skiing, and sports leagues with the kids.
Mr. Bernloehr is currently an Engineering Technician at TriAxis Engineering. He joined TriAxis in 2007 as an Engineering Technician and has acquired skills and experience to become proficient assisting Engineers with distribution and transmission line design tasks and substation design tasks. He is responsible for all technical issues and drafting oversight for the New Mexico office where he supports four Engineers in addition to filling in with special requests from other Engineers at TriAxis. Mr. Bernloehr is trained in SKM software model development and is an expert with AutoCAD software applications. Mr. Bernloehr belongs to a very large community of like-minded ‘gamers’ and participates regularly in both on-line and in-person gaming sessions. He also enjoys spending time with his dog, Tilly, and learning various intricacies of nutrition and cooking. He has taken on the nearly-impossible task of keeping the office mood light by regularly distributing humorous anecdotes.