Ken Rickvalsky, ENV SP, NACE CT
It's been a fascinating 3-decade run for me serving the water and sewer industry. Beginning with 14 years at Griffin Pipe Products as their National Product Engineer, then developing that role further over the last 15 years with the McWane organization, I have been blessed to see the entirety of North America and much of Canada time and again for too many interesting scenarios to ever list.
I've met and worked with countless wonderful people across all aspects of utility design, manufacture, construction, troubleshooting, and professional development. Through the years many of them have become personal as well. I've loved every day of it, even the bad ones because those are the ones where your character, communication skills, and desire to productively assist are not only required but tested. That's what makes it fun. Stepping in when others are compelled to step back.
Outside of work I enjoy quiet time with friends and family, sports of all kinds, and my greatest assignment ever ... being a Grandpa, courtesy of my son Kyle and his wonderful wife Erin.