Our team

Gary Massey

Safety Director

Gary joined the Koontz team in January 1999 as Project Safety Coordinator at CIBA Chemical Company Project in West Memphis, Arkansas. Following this assignment, he became Corporate Safety Director for Koontz Electric and maintains this position to this day. As Safety Director, Gary implements on site safety inspections, training, safety awards and incentives. He also deals directly with OSHA, MSHA, Bureau of Reclamation, Corps of Engineers, EPA and State Departments of Labor in complying with state and federal requirements.

Paul Zimmerman

Project Engineer / Manager

Paul became a member of the permanent work force at Koontz Electric in May, 2004, having graduated from Arkansas Tech University with a BSEE. Working through college saw Paul on the payroll learning the basics of the electrical trade and the process of project management. He also completed a summer internship at Garver Engineers where he learned about design and became familiar with CAD applications. His management duties with KECI include projects with water/wastewater plants, manufacturing plants, generator governor controls, PLC gate controls, and substations. Paul has completed additional job training in QA/QC Manager for COE, OSHA 30, CPR Training, and various additional operation of equipment and tool trainings.

James Zimmerman

Project Engineer / Manager

Jamie became a member of the permanent work force at Koontz Electric in May, 2004, having graduated from Arkansas Tech University with a BSEE. Since joining Koontz Electric he has worked as a project manager/estimator with an emphasis on government projects. The majority of his project experience is in hydroelectric plants, including GSU Transformer, Excitation, Governor, and Balance of Plant projects. He also holds a master license for the State of Arkansas, OSHA 30 hour training and a construction quality management for contractors certification from the USACE.

Stephen Andrews

Project Engineer

Stephen became a member of the permanent work force at Koontz Electric in May, 2013, having graduated from Arkansas Tech University with a BSEE. Since joining Koontz Electric he has worked as a project manager/estimator with an emphasis on government projects. Stephen has completed additional job training in QA/QC Manager for COE, CPR Training, and various additional training.

James Gammill

Project Engineer

James joined Koontz Electric in April of 2012. After graduating from Arkansas Tech University with a BSEE, James worked with an electrical contractor learning the basics of the electrical trade prior to joining Koontz Electric. Since joining Koontz Electric his responsibilities have included working on government projects, including hydroelectric plants and substations. James is QA/QC certified with the US Army Corps of Engineers along with various other equipment and safety training.

Clayton Wilkins

Project Engineer

Clayton Wilkins transitioned from Intern to Project Engineer at Koontz Electric Company, Inc in June of 2018, after graduating from the University of Arkansas, with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Primary responsibilities will be High Voltage Power projects for federal agencies, and Utilities. He worked two summers in the field as an apprentice constructing substations and switchyards, then two summers in the corporate office as a Project Manager Assistant.

Joey Dold

Construction Manager

Joey joined Koontz Electric in May of 2000. After graduating from Sacred Heart Catholic School, he began the electrical apprenticeship while working in the field.  After four years of apprenticeship Joey passed his journeyman electrical exam and thereafter the master electrical exam in Arkansas and Texas.  Since joining Koontz Electric his responsibilities have included working on government projects, including DC system replacements and substations including design build. Joey is QA/QC certified with the US Army Corps of Engineers, OSHA 30hr trained, along with various other equipment and safety training.

Jeremy Stell

General Manager / Technical Services Division

Jeremy joined Koontz Electric in January of 2001. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Arkansas, as well as an Associate’s Degree in Electric Power Technology from Bismarck State University. Prior to becoming General Manager of the Technical Services Division, Jeremy’s responsibilities included network administration, corporate licensure, and assisting the project management team. In 2005, Jeremy moved into the General Manager position of the newly developed Technical Services division of Koontz Electric. His primary responsibilities include the oversight of marketing, sales, B&E, accounting, and safety for the Technical Services Division. Jeremy has completed both MSHA training and Construction Quality Management for Contractors certification from the USACE.

Stephen Kenney Jr.

Construction & Maintenance Project Manager

Stephen is responsible for working one-on-one with our clients on their various electrical projects, ranging from minor repair of existing equipment to new construction. Stephen works with the client from the electrical design phase, to cost development and analysis, through construction and start-up. Stephen has several years of field experience in both commercial and industrial electrical applications.

Michelle Ashmore

Bid Scheduler

Michelle became part of the Koontz Electric Project Management team in October 2018.  She has an AAS in Business Office Technology from the Univeersity of Arkansas Community College Morrilton.  Michelle is certified in Construction Quality Management for Contractors from the US Army Corps of Engineers.  Michelle is responsible in assisting the PM's with bid documents.

Tiffany Atkinson

Project Manager Assistant

Tiffany joined the project management team in 2008. Tiffany holds a BA in English from Arkansas Tech University and previously worked in the Insurance field. Tiffany is responsible for developing and overseeing purchase orders and subcontract orders. She maintains insurance information from subcontractors as well as making travel arrangements on a back up basis. Tiffany assists in organizing documents for the Project Management Team and is certified in Construction Quality Management for Contractors from the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Mandy Welch

Project Management Assistant

Mandy became part of the Koontz Electric Project Management team in September 2010, after receiving her AAS in Business Office Technology from the University of Arkansas Community College Morrilton. Mandy is certified in Construction Quality Management For Contractors from the US Army Corps of Engineers. Mandy is responsible in assisting the PM's in document control and procurement.

Chrystan Wood

Project Manager Assistant

Chrystan became part of the Koontz Electric Project Management team in August 2012, after receiving her AAS in Business Office Technology from the University of Arkansas Community College Morrilton. Chrystan is certified in Construction Quality Management For Contractors from the US Army Corps of Engineers. Chrystan is responsible in assisting the PM's in document control and procurement

Stephanie Honold

Project Manager Assistant

Stephanie became part of the Koontz Electric Project Management team in January 2019, after receiving her BBA in Accounting from Henderson State University. Stephanie is certified in Construction Quality Management For Contractors from the US Army Corps of Engineers. Stephanie is responsible in assisting the PM's in document control and procurement.