Meet PEC

Our Inspiring Leaders

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Leaders Made Here

We’ll Get You There

Professional Engineering Consultants (PEC) clients benefit from decades of engineering experience and expertise. That’s because our staff of senior professional engineers has designed every type of project you can imagine. That means a better-designed plan for you, your company, your city or your client.

Meet the PEC Leadership Team

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PEC Meet Our Inspiring Leaders 2 Team Accordion Joe Surmeier PEC Wichita Joe Surmeier, PE President and CEO
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“I enjoy everything about PEC… the people, the culture, the work we do, the services we provide, the results we achieve, and most of all, the clients we impact.”

  • Serving PEC Since: 1991
  • Education:
    • Kansas State University, Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 1991
    • Colby Community College, Associate of Science, Mathematics and Science, 1989
  • License(s): Professional Engineer – State of Kansas
  • Professional Societies/Associations:
    • American Society of Civil Engineers
    • National Society of Professional Engineers
The Fun Stuff in His Words
  • Fun Fact #1: “I really enjoy golfing with a group of clients. We generally (always!) have a small wager involved that also includes bragging rights that last until we get out again.”
  • Fun Fact #2: “Growing up in Colby, Kansas, meant that you had to create your own fun sometimes. So when I was 10 years old, I started my own sign shop. The signs I made were plastic with a magnetic backing and painted raised letters. Local companies would buy them to stick on the sides of their vehicles for advertising.”
  • Fun Fact #3: “My engineering career actually began in 1981 while in high school. I worked for a small local firm, and my duties included plan production/drafting, field surveying, construction staking, inspection, and materials testing of asphalt, concrete and soils. The experience played a large role in helping me decide my future career even before my college days started.”
PEC Meet Our Inspiring Leaders 3 Team Accordion Joe Edmundson PEC Wichita Joe Edmundson, PE Field Services Department Manager
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“We focus on getting our employees in their areas of passion and strength where they can grow and thrive. We want to send every employee home safe each night and with a sense of fulfillment to share with their families as they are just as much part of PEC’s success.”

  • Serving PEC Since: 1991
  • Education: Iowa State University, Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 1985
  • License(s): Professional Engineer – States of Kansas and Iowa
  • Professional Societies/Associations:
    • Certified Construction Inspector (CIT) No. 824 – KDOT
    • Certified Technician, Troxler Nuclear Density Equipment
    • American Society of Civil Engineers
The Fun Stuff in His Words
  • Fun Fact #1: “I enjoy spending time with my wife and kids, which often includes playing games with the kids.”
  • Fun Fact #2: “People would be surprised to know that I love to relax.”
  • Fun Fact #3: “I grew up in rural Iowa.”
PEC Meet Our Inspiring Leaders 4 Team Accordion Tracy Dible PEC Wichita Tracy Dible, PE Facilities Department Manager
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“This company has so many people that are passionate about its success. Once you’re inside, you immediately become immersed in it and want to be an integral piece of it. It’s never the same; we’re always changing and adapting to meet the needs of our customers and our markets. This makes for an interesting career— never a dull moment at PEC (despite what people say about engineers).”

  • Serving PEC Since: 2007
  • Education: Kansas State University, Bachelor of Science, Architectural Engineering, 2001
  • License(s):
    • Professional Engineer – States of Kansas, Colorado, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Rhode Island, and South Dakota
    • ASSE 6020 Certified Medical Gas Inspector
    • ASHRAE Healthcare Facility Design Professional
  • Professional Societies/Associations:
    • Wichita ASHRAE Chapter
    • American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers
    • American Society of Plumbing Engineers
The Fun Stuff in His Words
  • Fun Fact #1: “I like to golf, exercise, spend time with the family, watch my kids’ activities (dance, volleyball, baseball, basketball, soccer, Cub Scouts and more) and do home renovation projects. I’m involved in coaching kids sports and enjoy motivating kids to improve and work hard.”
  • Fun Fact #2: “The running joke at PEC is about how old I am. Don’t let the gray hair fool you, I’m (old but) not that old. I had gray hair in high school. One of the people in my division indicated he thought I graduated from Kansas State in the 80s (it was 2001, thank you very much). Another person asked me how my daughter liked working at PEC (my sister-in-law works at PEC, and she’s not THAT much younger than I am).”
  • Fun Fact #3: “I grew up in a farming community, but not as a farmer. My dad really taught me about work ethic and giving your all in everything you do. Outworking all those farmers was hard! My first job was mowing lawns, followed up by several construction labor jobs in high school and college during the summer. I did a lot of odd jobs in college, everything from working at a tractor implement company, to assistant manager at a pizza place, to delivering and fixing appliances.”
PEC Leaders HughesNew Mike Hughes, PE Civil Department Manager
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“Returning to PEC in 2018 after working here in the 1990’s has been the most rewarding decision of my career. I love our culture and our commitment to continually enhance client satisfaction, quality, and professional development at all levels of our organization. And the best part… clients and colleagues. Few things are more rewarding than building new relationships and re-establishing old ones.”

  • Serving Industry Since: 1993
  • Education:
    • Kansas University, Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 1993
  • License(s): Professional Engineer – States of Kansas and Oklahoma
  • Professional Societies/Associations:
    • National Society of Professional Engineers
The Fun Stuff in His Words
  • Fun Fact #1: “With five kids, I’ve repeated the phrase… ‘There’s no such thing as a free cat!’ more times than I can count.”
  • Fun Fact #2: “Although I’m a remarkably terrible golfer I still love to play golf with clients gracious enough to join me.”
  • Fun Fact #3: “People would be surprised to know, I was once a certified protection dog decoy – the guy in the bite suit. Who’d want to do that, right?”
Leadership Steve Vo 800 Hoang "Steve" Vo, PE Electrical Division Manager
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“I love PEC because we are all one big family! This is a great firm that empowers the individual and allows each of us to add value every day no matter what we are doing.”

  • Serving PEC Since: 2003
  • Education:
    • Kansas State University, Bachelor of Science, Architectural Engineering, 2003
  • License(s): Professional Engineer – States of Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, and Wyoming
  • Professional Societies/Associations:
    • National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying
    • Illuminating Society of North America
The Fun Stuff in His Words
  • Fun Fact #1: “I love coaching youth sports! Primarily basketball and baseball.”
  • Fun Fact #2: “I spent two years in architecture before realizing the errors of my ways and transferring to architectural engineering.”
  • Fun Fact #3: “When not working, playing handyman, being a car mechanic, or coaching, I try to corral my five kids (three sons and two daughters) with my wife Kim.”
PEC Meet Our Inspiring Leaders 6 Team Accordion Clay Cline PEC Wichita Clay Cline, PE, SE Structural Division Manager
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“Regardless of the company or job, I come to work for the people interaction. On the client side, I enjoy solving problems or coming up with creative solutions. On the staff side, I love the coffee talk, hearing other people’s stories, and sharing my own.”

  • Serving PEC Since: 2005
  • Education:
    • Kansas State University, Bachelor of Science, Architectural Engineering, 2001
    • Kansas State University, Master of Science, Structural Engineering, 2001
  • License(s): Professional Engineer – States of Kansas Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North California, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, and Virginia
  • Professional Societies/Associations: Structural Engineers Association of Kansas and Missouri
The Fun Stuff in His Words
  • Fun Fact #1: “I drive a seven-seat SUV so that I can fulfill my duties as a soccer dad. We travel around the Midwest supporting our son’s teams for tournaments.”
  • Fun Fact #2: “I have an interesting palate of liked/disliked foods. I don’t like raw onions or peppers, coconut, bologna, Vienna sausages or Spam. I like spicy food, sushi/sashimi, oysters, steak, and all seafood. Foods I’ve eaten which I thought were palatable, but many find grotesque are raw egg and quail egg yolk, chicken feet, beef and chicken liver, raw ground beef (family farm raised), mountain oysters, and chicken gizzards.”
  • Fun Fact #3: “For my first job, I worked for a neighbor couple that lived on three acres. They were meticulous about their lawn, trees, and decorations. One of my worst days on the job, I nicked the bark on a tree with the weed eater. You would have thought I physically hurt one of his children; he was so mad. So I got creative. The next time I nicked a tree, I glued dead leaves to the wounded area and he never discovered my creative disguise. If he did, I probably would have been fired.”
PEC Meetourinspiring Leaders TeamAccordion Corey Rhodes FtCollins Corey Rhodes, PE, LEED Mechanical Division Manager
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“I think the greatest satisfaction in this business is solving a problem  that a client has struggled with for years.  By listening to their perspective and desired outcomes, we can find a creative way to apply our expertise in a manner that was previously unseen.”

  • Serving PEC Since: 2017
  • Education: Colorado State University, Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 1998
  • License(s): Professional Engineer – States of Colorado and Wyoming
  • Professional Societies/Associations:
    • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional
The Fun Stuff In His Words
  • Fun Fact #1: “I claim to be a snowboarder and cyclist.  However, really I’m a dad that stays mostly busy watching my kids play soccer.  When the kids aren’t on the soccer field, our family likes to ski and snowboard, camp, bike and enjoy all the beauty the mountains have to offer.  If you ever see all of us on the couch at the same time, take a picture because it will probably be a long time before you ever see that again.”
  • Fun Fact #2: See Fun Fact #1. “When I’m not busy enjoying the family I would prefer to be on a bike trail or a ski mountain.  Nothing refreshes the mind and reignites your energy more than being outside with friends chasing that adrenaline rush.”
  • Fun Fact #3: “Other than hoping to successfully raise 2 thoughtful, hard working and happy daughters; my goal in life is to spend retirement traveling to see the amazing landscapes and animals of the world – preferably biking, snowboarding and hiking wherever I am.”
PEC Meet Our Inspiring Leaders 7 Team Accordion Mike Kelsey PEC Wichita Mike Kelsey, PE Municipal Division Manager
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“PEC is a great place to work. We have amazing people that work in a team atmosphere. The work and client base that we have are fantastic, and the diversity of the work makes it challenging and rewarding.”

  • Serving PEC Since: 1991
  • Education:
    • Kansas State University, Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 1991
    • University of Kentucky, Civil Engineering Continuing Education, 1991, KYPIPE Water Modeling
    • University of Kansas, Civil Engineering Continuing Education, 1993, Pollution Prevention (NPDES Permitting)
    • American Council of Engineering Companies, Emerging Leaders Program, 2017
  • License(s): Professional Engineer – States of Kansas, Colorado, and Oklahoma
  • Professional Societies/Associations:
    • American Society of Civil Engineers
    • American Water Works Association
    • National Society of Professional Engineers
The Fun Stuff In His Words
  • Fun Fact #1: “When I am not working or spending time with my wife, Jennifer, and three sons, I enjoy deer and turkey hunting.”
  • Fun Fact #2: “I like building and fixing things, including remodeling or updating our house. That is, of course, until I get into the actual work!”
  • Fun Fact #3: “I was born and raised in Marion, Kansas. I was into sports in high school and was captain of my high school football and basketball teams. My favorite sport, though, was baseball. I coached my kids in several sports when they were younger, and really enjoyed being an offensive coordinator for the football and pitching coach for the baseball teams.”
PEC Meetourinspiring Leaders TeamAccordion Scott Uhl Lawrence Scott Uhl, PE Transportation Division Manager
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“I have great staff. I love helping them provide added value to meet our clients’ missions to better serve the traveling public.”

  • Serving PEC Since: 2019
  • Education:
    • Kansas State University, Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 1992
    • Kansas Department of Transportation – Construction Engineering Certification
  • License(s): Professional Engineer – States of Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Texas
  • Professional Societies/Associations:
    • American Council of Engineering Companies
    • National Society of Professional Engineers
    • Kansas Society of Professional Engineers (Government Relations Committee of KSPE)
  • The Fun Stuff In His Words
    • Fun Fact #1: “I enjoy the outdoors and I am a member of the Kaw Valley Bike Club. Biking is my preferred way to stay in shape. However, since becoming a grand-papa, I have been spending as much time as possible with my grandkids.”
    • Fun Fact #2: “I am a member of the board and active volunteer of the Junior Achievement of Kansas. I also serve as the president of the Topeka Advisory Council of JA.”
    • Fun Fact #3: “I have donated more than 180 units of platelets at the community blood center.”
Ben Mabry Front Desk Bg Ben Mabry, PE Municipal Transportation Division Manager
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“PEC has talented engineers, designers and support staff, making it a great place to work. More than anything, the people here truly want each other to succeed and are what make it so awesome. I’m happy to be a part of it.”

  • Serving PEC Since: 2005
  • Education:
    • Kansas State University, Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 2005
  • License(s): Professional Engineer – States of Colorado, Kansas, and Oklahoma
  • Professional Societies/Associations:
    • American Society of Civil Engineers
    • American Public Works Association
    • National Society of Professional Engineers
The Fun Stuff in His Words
  • Fun Fact #1: “I grew up in a 100+ year-old farm house in the country outside Bentley, Kansas. I made friends with the farmer that leased our land when I was 5 or 6 years old. I thought it was great because I got to “drive” a tractor. Just a few years later, he got free child labor – feeding cattle, baling hay and checking crops.”
  • Fun Fact #2: “I enjoy hiking, skiing and fishing trips to Colorado, golfing, woodworking and home improvement projects (on occasion). In our first house, I tiled our kitchen, dining room and entry way in a weekend and I was sore for a week! I’ve hired out every other flooring project since.”
  • Fun Fact #3: “My wife’s name is Ashley and as anyone that has met her knows, I married up in every way imaginably. I met Ashley at K-State (Go Cats!) and we have 4 kids – Adler, Isabelle, James and Maggie.”
PEC Leaders ProvencherNew Don Provencher Power and Process Division Manager
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“Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion (Simon Sinek). Fortunately for me, I found my way to PEC where I have been able to grow my passion for engineering.”

  • Serving PEC Since: 2006
  • Education:
    • Kansas State University, Bachelor of Science, Architectural Engineering, 1987
  • License(s): Professional Engineer – States of Kansas, Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma, and 39 other states
  • Professional Societies/Associations:
    • National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying
    • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
The Fun Stuff In His Words
  • Fun Fact #1: “I was born in Hawaii and lived in Florida, Georgia, New Jersey and Virginia until the second grade when we moved to Colorado. I enjoyed camping, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, skiing, and off-roading with my sister and parents. I liked to build dams and bridges in the streams and enjoyed learning about geology and seeing how the mountains and valleys were formed. I was bit of a rockhound. I would find interesting rocks and pack them down mountain sides, sometimes several miles, to add to my collection.”
  • Fun Fact #2: “During high school, I worked for a bank in the Bookkeeping Department and Mail Room — boring. During the summer, I also worked building homes — that was so much better.”
  • Fun Fact #3: “One of my first cars, was a 1973 Plymouth Cuda. My friends and I created a Mopar club for Colorado Springs. We enjoyed souping up our cars, racing, and cruising Saturday nights.”
PEC Meet Our Inspiring Leaders 9 Team Accordion Britt Clubb PEC Wichita Britt Clubb, PE Materials Testing/Geotechnical Engineering Division Manager
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“Working at PEC is unlike any other company I have worked at before. The people are what makes PEC truly special. From the administrative assistants to the CEO, the people at PEC are passionate about what they do, the clients they serve and the communities they represent. That passion and commitment is infectious and makes it easy to come to work every day.”

  • Serving PEC Since: 2014
  • Education: Tennessee Technological University, Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 2006
  • License(s):
    • Professional Engineer – State of Kansas
    • Certified Technician, Troxler Nuclear Density Equipment
    • ICC Certified Masonry Inspector
    • ACI Certified Concrete Technician
The Fun Stuff in His Words
  • Fun Fact #1: “I love coaching my kids in baseball and basketball. Depending on the season, that can pretty much take up all of my spare time.”
  • Fun Fact #2: “My garage is my man-cave. I can routinely be found in the garage messing around with power tools, drinking a cold beer and watching a game on TV.”
  • Fun Fact #3: “Growing up, my world revolved around sports. I played them all, and was fortunate enough to continue playing in college.”
PEC Meet Our Inspiring Leaders 10 Team Accordion Jimmy Wallis PEC Wichita Jimmy Wallis Survey Division Manager
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“I love working at PEC because I am part of a family that embraces challenges and is committed to doing the right thing every day. At PEC we take pride in our ability to add value to our clients and our communities.”

  • Serving PEC Since: 2017
  • Education: Wichita State University, Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 2014
The Fun Stuff in His Words
  • Fun Fact #1: “I really enjoy coaching my son’s baseball team and watching the passion and love for the sport grow in each kid. To be a part of that is pretty special. From an early age and all the way through high school, I played football and baseball. I still enjoy any opportunity to get the glove or the pigskin out.”
  • Fun Fact #2: “My family and I are extremely passionate about Oklahoma football. My father and his father have passed that passion down, and now I am doing the same with my children.”
  • Fun Fact #3: “People would be surprised to know that I received an Automotive Technology degree from Wyoming Technical Institute before graduating from Wichita State University with my Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.”
Leadership Haug800 Matt Haug, PE, PTOE Inspection Division Manager
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“At PEC, you are part of one big family that is passionate about serving each other, our clients, and our communities.  You are energized, engaged, supported, and empowered to be successful and grow professionally.  There is a reason why you see PEC celebrating so many employees’ double-digit work anniversaries.”

  • Serving PEC Since: 2016
  • Education: University of Missouri-Columbia, Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 2004
  • License(s): Professional Engineer – States of Kansas and Missouri
    • Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE)
    • Certified Construction Inspector (CIT) – KDOT
    • Certified Technician, Troxler Nuclear Density Equipment
  • Professional Societies/Associations:
    • American Society of Civil Engineers
    • American Public Works Association
    • Institute of Transportation Engineers
The Fun Stuff in His Words
  • Fun Fact #1: “I married my better half – Heather on July 4, 2010. We have 3 kids (Mallory, Fletcher, and Johannah), a pet bunny (Smores), and a German Shepherd (Hazel Basil).”
  • Fun Fact #2: “I grew up in Lee’s Summit, Missouri and I am one of only a few University of Missouri Alumni within PEC… M-I-Z-Z-O-U!”
  • Fun Fact #3: “I enjoy playing golf and slow pitch softball. I love hanging out with the family whether it’s attending/volunteering at church; road tripping to Beaver Lake, Table Rock Lake, and Colorado; or coaching/supporting our kids’ activities – softball, baseball, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, piano, baking, and art.”

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