Ron Ingram


To work in a challenging role that encompasses my skills and experience in Application Engineering, Training and Project Design and Management.  I particularly enjoy designing and implementing new technical projects that challenge and stretch my abilities, allowing me to learn new skills and to lead a team of people in producing positive results and change.


My years of experience in the electrical profession has taken me down a path that, I believe, has given me a unique and diversified background and skill set. From Field Engineer for a rural electrical distribution company to Electrical Estimator for a large electrical contractor, electrical equipment sales for one of the worlds largest companies and now Automation and Energy Management systems and training, it has been a path of tremendous learning opportunities.


Building, Restoring and Flying Aircraft

Restoring Clasic Autos


Scuba Diving


Work History

Work History
Feb 1990 - Present

Facility Solutions and Training Coordinator

Springfield Electric, Technology Group

Present position responsibilities include the following:

  • Automation, Energy Management and Electrical Equipment Sales

  • Application Engineering for products above

  • Work closely with Facility Owners, Plant Engineers/Management , Facility Directors, System Integrators and/or Engineering Firms to provide a effective automation, control, and/or data acquisition system solutions. Companies include ADM, Caterpillar, John Deere, Mitsubishi Motors, State Farm, State of Illinois, Con

    tinental Tire, Texas Gas, NASA
  • Automation and Control equipment selection, system design, programming, implementation and commissioning

  • Assist customers with the understanding of utility bill charges, design of effective utility monitoring/management systems which includes reduction of energy usage, KW demand reduction and power factor correction. Systems include lighting type and control, power factor correction equipment (static and active), HVAC and motor control

  • Work closely with vendors and purchasing to negotiate the best pricing for equipment

  • Writing of specifications for automation/control equipment, energy management systems

    Training of customers and internal associates on automation/control products, energy management and SCADA systems. This includes classroom presentations, production of online training videos and testing system.

  • Presentations, training and seminars on automation concepts or energy management for customers, organizations such as the "Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives", "Illinois Professional Engineers Society" and "Association of Professional Energy Consultants" as well as student training at "Illinois State University" and "University of Illinois"

Aug 1987 - Feb 1990

Outside Sales

GE Supply Company
  • Outside Sales Associate selling all type of electrical products
  • Negotiation with vendors for best equipment pricing
  • Electrical plans take-offs for electical equipment bill of materials
  • Work closely with specifying engineers on product documentaion
  • Maintain inventory levels
  • Product quotations
May 1985 - Aug 1987


B&B Electric
  • Electrical equipment and construction labor estimator
  • Electrical plans take-off and bill-of-material creation
  • Work closely with electrical equipment distributors and other trades contractors to negotiate best pricing on equipment and labor
  • Insure electrical installation is completed as designed and to local codes
May 1976 - Aug 1987

Field Engineer

Menard Electric Cooperative
  • Electrical distribution power line design
  • Survey and obtain easements from land owners for installation of distribution lines
  • Create and maintain distribution line mapping system
  • Create work orders for line crews on new and modified power systems
  • Insure installation of distribution lines were performed correctly and as designed
  • Public relations
  • Installation and maintenance of SCADA and load shedding system
  • Accident investigation and insurance of conformance to local code
  • Documentaion of accident sites 
  • Power meter selection and testing


Sep 1972 - May 1974

Associates of Applied Sciences

Lincolnland Community College



Public Speaking/Presentation

Energy Audits

Electrical and Building Code Interpretation

Electrical, Mechanical, Architectural Drawing Interpretation

SCADA System Programming


Function Block Programming

Ladder Logic Programming


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