STAFF FEATURE OF THE MONTH – FEBRUARY 2O18

Name: Gary Spicer

Role on the Project: Site Quality Manager

My Story:  I grew up in a small town in Nova Scotia, Canada, and joined the Canadian Army as a Radio Operator when I was 17. Twenty-one years later, I took off my uniform and settled back in my home town to raise our two boys. While working at a computer company in Halifax, I became interested in the quality field and studied Total Quality Management at Dalhousie University. My new knowledge and an insatiable desire for travel took me to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Afghanistan and northern Canada to work in the quality field for various projects. My patient and long-suffering wife Brigitte has followed me from her birthplace in Germany to my home town in Nova Scotia, and on to various project offices in Ottawa and Calgary. I was thrilled at the opportunity to join the KentuckyWired project, as it gave us the chance to not only visit this wonderful part of the world, but also to contribute to a very worthwhile project goal. We love to travel and experience different languages and cultures, and I try to stay busy with amateur motorsports and with tinkering with bicycles and sports cars. We will retire this year and head back to Nova Scotia where we’ll start spending some quality time with our grandchildren and other family members and old friends.

After several trial visits, we moved to Lexington in April 2016. We love our neighborhood and Lexington and it will a sad day when we leave later this year.

Why I  Joined the DBLLC: It’s hard to shake the military practice of moving every few years, and so I find project work very attractive. When Ledcor gave me the opportunity to move to Lexington and work on the KentuckyWired project, I jumped at the chance although we knew it would be a major move and a huge adjustment. I realized the value of this project very early in our stay here in Kentucky. The people here are honest, friendly to a fault, helpful, industrious, intelligent and skilled, and they deserve the best communications infrastructure available to build on those personal and professional qualities and to entice additional modern business investment. I’m looking forward to seeing the positive effects this project will have on the Commonwealth and the people who call it home.

STAFF FEATURE OF THE MONTH – JANUARY 2018

Name:  Shawn E. Kay

Role on the Project:  Lead Construction Manager Outside Plant (LCM OSP)

My Story:  Shawn is motivated by the desire for constant improvement; even though he has done a good job today, he always wants to do a better job tomorrow. He has been married to Tammy for six years, has two daughters attending college, and has a spoiled Basset Hound named Lemon. He is a five-year veteran of the United States Marine Corp and has 17 years of telecom experience. Continue reading “STAFF FEATURE OF THE MONTH – JANUARY 2018”

MOVEMBER RESULTS ARE IN

The NG-KIH DBLLC raised $1,360, with more to come with company matches from Ledcor and Black&Veatch, to help battle Men’s Health issues with their Movember Drive.  The brave participants agreed to grow facial hair throughout the month of November with sponsorships from employees of the DBLLC.  At the end of the month, an auction was held to pick a beard type the participant would have to reveal the next day.

 

 

And, what a reveal it was!  A big “THANK YOU” to all of the participants who brought awareness to the issues men face regarding their health and to all of the employees who supported their efforts with financial donations.

STAFF FEATURE OF THE MONTH – DECEMBER 2017

Name:  Stephen Crossman

Role on the Project:  Senior Site Quality Control Inspector

My Story:  I grew up in New Hampshire and began in the telecom industry in 1971 in New England.  My jobs have taken me around the globe including time in Egypt, Korea and a multitude of states in the US. I started my career as a Lineman and have worked in a variety of positions including, Project Manager, Design Engineer, Quality Manager, and Construction Manager. Continue reading “STAFF FEATURE OF THE MONTH – DECEMBER 2017”

It is MOVEMBER at the DBLLC

Dozens of Beards, Love Locks and Chops are being grown throughout the month of November to honor Men’s Health Month.  Several of the brave men of the DBLLC have agreed to shave their faces clean and allow their facial hair to grow for the month of November to help “change the face of men’s health.”  To learn more about Movember go to https://us.movember.com/.

Other members of the DBLLC are participating by sponsoring our team’s wooly efforts.  If you are interested in supporting the DBLLC Team, you may make a contribution at https://moteam.co/dozens-of-beards-love-locks-and-chops?mc=1.

Time is measured in Days, Weeks and Beards… Good Luck Gentlemen!

Chili Cook-off for a Cause

The DBLLC put their money where their mouth is, hosting a Chili Cook-Off to raise funds for the Salvation Army Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund.  The group raised $445, with a company match making their total contribution $990!  There were several entries, with the top honors going to:  Kari Walrich, 1st Place; Lilly Neal, 2nd Place; and Susan Johnson, 3rd Place, not to mention the bragging rights the victors get to enjoy, as well.  Great job by all of the participants, those who cooked and those who ate for a worthy cause.

Staff Feature of the Month – November 2017

Name: Lynnette A. Hennigan

Role on the Project: Project Controls

My Story:  I have worked on projects in the Finance, Auditing and Project Controls fields for many years prior to coming on board with Black & Veatch in 2015. I work in project controls and I have truly enjoyed all the learning experiences that come with this career field. I like learning new things and working hard to improve what I have learned as I grow. I am confident that I will continue to be challenged with my career and I look forward to meeting those challenges head on. I am working in the Project Controls department, track cost for Engineering and Construction and give support to the progress and schedule of the Kentucky Wired Project. I get motivated when I see the work which the project controls team does and how that work assists the project with financial reporting and the field progress management system details that are so important to keep the construction schedule measured and moving forward. Continue reading “Staff Feature of the Month – November 2017”