Roger Mikkelsen

Roger Mikkelsen

Project Engineer/PROJECT MANAGER


Talented  sales engineer consultant and project manager with 28+ years of experience. Able to quickly analyze complex data, identify trends and problems, then propose original solutions. Accomplished, tech savvy business professional who takes the time to investigate, listen and understand. Highly skilled at interpersonal communication and technical reporting. Able to easily work with with a broad spectrum of cultures and individuals. Resolved to act with integrity and honor in everything I say and do!

  • Exceptional negotiation, leadership and business development experience
  • Quick to assimilate and communicate complex information in clear and concise manner
  • Computer, and technically literate

Work experience

Work experience
2014 - 2015

 Sales Manager

Stikine Seafoods

After working on the power plant in Hawaii, I fulfilled a dream of mine to set up a seafood sales and distribution company in Alaska. This is a seasonal family business.

  • Prospected for customers
  • Set up business systems and relationships
  • Negotiated price and delivery
  • Supervised processing and delivery
  • Invoiced customers and followed up for payment
2013 - 2014

Project Manager

Paragon Construction Consulting

Paragon Construction Consulting was the construction manager for the Hu Honua Bioenergy Power Plant construction in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. Paragon is a consulting firm that specializes in rescuing troubled construction projects. I was hired from Hawaiian Dredging and eventually put in charge of the site.

  • Created construction budgets,schedules, and project scopes to solicit bids from qualified contractors
  • Contacted and interviewed contractors and sub-contractors
  • Negotiate contracts with contractors and suppliers
  • Analyzed project projected revenues and costs
  • Created budgets and schedules for construction and operations
  • Reviewed and signed check requests
  • Created executive weekly and monthly reports for project owners
2012 - 2013

Project Engineer

Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company

Hawaiian Dredging was the general contractor for the construction of the Hu Honua Bioenergy Power Plant in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. The power plant is located on a former sugar plantation and was being refurbished to burn eucalyptus chips to produce clean, renewable power. This job led to my position with Paragon Construction Consulting.

  • Coordinated shipment,delivery, and installation of power plant  equipment.
  • Negotiated agreements for leasing property for lay down and assembly of boiler and power distribution equipment
  • Audited estimator's proposal for accuracy
  • Managed Submittals and Requests-For-Information (RFI's).
  • Documented delivery, installations, and construction progress
  • Created weekly and monthly executive reports for management and project owners
2009 - 2012

Fishing Vessel Captian

Commercial Fishing

After being laid off at Buchanan Automation I returned to running fishing boats in Alaska. I have successfully operated fishing vessels in Bristol Bay and throughout Alaska for many seasons. Commercial fishing in Alaska has always given me great joy.

2006 - 2008

Application/Sales Engineer

Buchanan Automation

After leaving Weaver Technologies, I was hired by Buchanan to sell automation equipment. The economy was hit hard in Oregon during the recession of 2008. I was laid off due to financial troubles in the company. I had a blast learning about robotics and automation.

  • Consulted with clients to determine their needs for industrial automation equipment
  • Designed motion control solutions including, pneumatics, hydraulics, robotics, sensors, PLC's, and networking
  • Created and presented proposals that met client needs and budget

Projects Include:

  • Simplex Aerospace - Gresham, Oregon
  • Warn Industries - Milwaukee, Oregon
  • Blount Inc (Oregon Saw) - Portland, Oregon
2000 - 2006

Sales Engineer

Weaver Technologies

Working a Weaver Technologies honed my technical sales skills. I had to go toe-to-toe against much larger sales companies in a fiercely competitive market. I was wildly successful!

  • Consulted with clients to determine needs for contamination control equipment
  • Designed, recommended, and installed contamination control equipment

  • Designed, built, and commissioned class 10 to class 100,000 clean rooms as well as biotech cleanrooms for medical device manufacturing

  • Designed and built a UL listed component for HP's ink jet manufacturing line. My first order was for $323,000. We sold over a million dollars worth at 60% gross profit

Projects Include:

  • HP (Hewlett-Packard) - Corvallis, Oregon
  • Boeing - Seattle, Washington
  • Kodak - Medford, Oregon
  • Precision Wire Components - Portland, Oregon
    1999 - 2000

    Sales and Operations Development Program (SODP)

    Siemens Building Technologies

    I was hired out of college by Siemens as a part of a sales internship program. I was not offered the sales job I was recruited for and subsequently accepted an offer from Weaver Technologies.

    • Completed six month SODP Internship
    • Learned to create proposals that met client needs
    • Worked in field on three projects to install and commision building automation.

    Projects included:

    • Intel, Jones Farm Wafer Fab, Hillsborough, Oregon
    • Salem Hospital - Salem, Oregon
    • OHSU - Portland Oregon
    1987 - 1997

    Fishing Vessel Captain 

    Commercial Fishing

    To support myself through college, I commercial fished in Alaska. I started out as a deckhand and worked my way up to captain. I fished for crab in the Bering sea and Kodiak, Seined salmon and herring, long lined halibut and black cod, and gill netted in Bristol Bay. I learned many valuable lessons from commercial fishing that have contributed to who I am today.

    • Maintained and operated commercial fishing vessel in Alaskan waters
    • Supervised crew members
    • Responsible for catching fish in a competitive environment
    1986 - 1992

    Construction Engineer Supervisor

    US Army Reserve

    When I graduated from high school,  I had no money to go to college. I joined the Army Reserve as a way to pay for college. Along the way I attended several leadership academies and was quickly promoted to platoon sergeant. It was a great adventure and I enjoyed every minute of it.

    • Planned and conducted platoon building construction projects
    • Supervised approximately 30 soldiers
    • Conducted performance reviews

    Projects include:

    • Road Building - Fort Richardson, Alaska
    • Arctic Construction - Excavation, Foundations, Framing - Fort Richardson, Alaska
    • Tropical Construction  - Schofield Barracks, Hawaii




    Advanced Sales Training

    Sandler Sales Institute

    Basic non-Commissioned Officer Course

    US Army

    Construction Engineer Supervisor

    Top 15% Graduate

    Jan 1988

    Primary Leadership Development Course

    US Army

    Honor graduate



    Licensed Engineer Intern (EIT)

    State of Oregon Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying
    Eligible to sit for PE exam



    • Community Development - Providing appropriate technology to third world communities to provide clean water, sanitation, cooking fuel, food production, shelter, and micro-enterprise
    • Fitness and Health - Maintaining my body in its optimal state of wellness
    • Continuing Education - There is always something new and interesting to learn