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Our Team Members


Our Executive Team

Al Simon

President & CEO

Al brings over 22 years of experience to his role as President of APS Solutions. He is responsible for the strategic direction of the company, including tactical initiatives, business development, P&L, insurances, recruitment, operations, and execution. During his career Al steadily rose through management and executive management at ProEnergy, Bluewater Energy, and PIC for being accountable, attentive, and possessing distinctive leadership skills putting him in a unique position to lead APS Solutions in the industrial staffing industry.  Al earned his bachelor’s degree from Georgia Southern University and numerous other Safety, Management, Compliance and Sales certificates.

Chris Cooley

Vice President

Chris brings extensive recruiting and sales experience to his role as Vice President. He is responsible for leading the company in providing commercial guidance, sales solutions, and technical recruitment support to ensure APS's customers receive top service. Chris’s previous roles include Product Manager and Director of Recruiting at ProEnergy; prior, Chris served as the Sales and Recruiting Manager for Global Service Solutions where he specialized in providing staffing services to the Power and Energy industries. Chris earned his bachelor’s degree in Education from Pensacola College.

Ryan Potts

General Counsel / Commercial Director

Ryan brings 10 years of experience to his role as General Counsel / Commercial Director at APS Solutions. He began his career at ProEnergy in the role of Inside Sales learning the ins and outs of the Professional Services business. He later went on to earn his Juris Doctor and became a licensed attorney with experience in labor and employment law, healthcare compliance, and contract negotiation. His responsibilities include the development, management and oversight of contractual relationships, risk management and compliance of the company. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Management from the University of Central Missouri and Juris Doctor from the Charlotte School of Law.

Doug Knull

Crafts & Utilization Director

Doug brings over 25 years of technical, recruiting and sales experience to his role as Crafts & Utilization Director at APS Solutions. Prior to joining APS Solutions Doug worked at ProEnergy where he was instrumental in launching the Heavy Industrial Division and was promoted through the ranks of Staffing Manager, Manager of Heavy Industrial Services to Product Manager, while driving the Heavy Industrial Services business from initial start-up to successful multi-million-dollar division. Doug began his career as a craftsman, earning journeyman status as a machinist and specialty welder, before being promoted to shop foreman. Doug then transitioned to manpower management and was the corporate recruiter for an 8-location company in the Mid-West. Doug has extensive training and certifications in technical trades and safety and is an NCCER Master Trainer. Doug earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Central Methodist University.

Jayme Noble

Operations Director

Jayme Noble started her career in the Power and Energy industry over nine years ago as a Recruiter Assistant. She quickly became acclimated and was promoted two months later to the role of Recruiter. While recruiting, Jayme excelled and was promptly promoted to the Recruiting Operations Lead then onto Operations Director where she now focuses on developing the infrastructure for the business while making important policy, planning, and strategy decisions, that involve implementing and reviewing policies and procedures and analyzing software and process flow on an ongoing basis. Jayme obtained her associates degree from State Fair Community College. 

Mandy Root

CFO

Mandy brings over 15 years of progressive responsibilities and experience to her role as CFO of APS Solutions. Mandy worked for over 10 years as a multi-divisional Finance Manager at ProEnergy, where she developed her accounting skills to include Project Based Accounting, International Accounting and Labor Accounting. Mandy has extensive experience in Great Plains and other accounting software. Mandy earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Accounting from University of Central Missouri.

Kim Schweizer

Human Resources & Safety Director

Kim brings over 19 years of experience to her role as Human Resource Director with APS Solutions. Kim’s responsibilities include the development, management, and directing of all policies and procedures for the Human Resources functions, and oversight of the companies Safety Programs. Kim’s previous roles include Director of Human Resources, Assistant Director of Human Resources, and Human Resources Manager in the healthcare and manufacturing industries; as well as Human Resources/Training Supervisor in the banking industry. Her progressive experience provided a focus on organizational development and HR strategy in employee relations and engagement, talent acquisition, and leadership development, including a knack for operations and implementation of HR organizational programs. Kim specializes in providing top-notch employee relations to personnel, in implementing best practices for compliant human resources functions, and in providing strategic solutions to fellow leaders of the organization. Kim earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma.

Kimmy Martin

Recruiting Director

Kimmy brings 40+ years of dedicated experience in the industrial sector working at the field level in power, petro-chemical, refinery, oil and gas and renewable industries for over 20 years. In early 2000, Kimmy migrated his field services experience to the sales and recruiting sector, where his successes and track record have excelled in building customer/ client relationships, managing and streamlining recruiting strategies and most of all build long term relationships with high quality personnel to support the needs of the client in construction, commissioning and management phases of many projects. Kimmy’s roles and responsibilities over the years include, Director and Sr. Director of Recruiting / Sales, Commissioning Manager, Lead Mechanical, Operations SME, domestically and internationally.

Our Sales Team

Paul Fergus

Strategic Account Executive

Paul brings over 20 years of experience in developing short-, medium- and long-term managed staffing contracts to the power and process industry.  He’s developed and managed projects domestically and internationally ranging from 1-175 personnel at various clients.  He prides himself on aligning his clients with best-in-class resources and service. He spent 19 years at another services provider in the power industry prior to joining APS. He graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Operations Management.

Chad Wiseman

Senior Account Manager

Chad brings eight years of sales experience in Power Generation and Oil & Gas markets. Prior to supporting those heavy industrial clients, Chad worked in a Retail Management role for six years.  Chad prides himself on developing strong personal relationships with his clients, being very responsive, and staying heavily involved throughout all stages of a deal. Chad earned his bachelor’s degree in Business from Missouri Valley College.

Danielle Richardson

Senior Business Development Strategist

Danielle brings over 10 years’ experience of assisting clients with short-, medium- and long-term staffing projects in the Power and Energy industry. She’s developed and managed projects domestically ranging from 1-125 personnel at various clients. Danielle has a focus on supporting customers with the best in the industry Start-up and Commissioning professionals and industrial craftsmen. She prides herself on long-lasting client relationships, response time, and top-notch performance. Danielle has an associate’s degree in Business Management.

Wayne Ackerson

Senior Account Manager

Wayne has been in the Professional Staffing arena for over 6 years specializing in power, pulp/paper, and industrial construction. In addition to his industrial experience he has over 15 years’ experience managing medium to large teams in other lines of business. This experience allows him to develop successful strategies for his customers no matter the size of the project.  He maintains customer focus and ensures their complete satisfaction, which has helped Wayne build successful relationships that are beneficial for everyone long term.

Denise Martin

Senior Marketing & Business Analyst

Denise joined APS as the Senior Marketing & Business Analyst. She is responsible for marketing, sales metrics, streamlining business systems and market research. She has a proven record working across all functional departments and aligning functional strategies to support corporate goals. She has worked on several projects in her career coordinating between marketing, sales, finance, information technology and operations that resulted in providing qualitative and quantifiable metrics and market models used for business decisions. Denise earned a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science from Central Methodist University and a Masters in Business Administration with a Concentration in Data Analytics from Louisiana State University Shreveport.

Marc Robson

Senior Account Manager

Marc brings over 20 years of Staff Augmentation experience within the Power, Energy, and Heavy Industrial Markets and has extensive experience working with Utilities, Owner’s, EPC, and OEM providers within these Markets. Throughout his career he has been responsible for Business Development, Account Management, Proposal Development, and Recruitment. Prior to joining APS, Marc was with two other Staff Augmentation firms within the Power, Energy, and Heavy Industrial Markets and held titles of Director of Southeast and Sales Leader. Marc has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the College of Charleston.

Irena Sultanov

Sales Associate

Irena brings over 5 years of experience as a customer service representative. Prior to joining APS Solutions, she worked in a heavy industrial shop where she worked her way up to customer service. Irena will be responsible for creating the right action plan for her clients. She prides herself in developing strong relationships to fully understand her client’s unique needs. Irena earned an associate’s degree in Business Management from State Fair Community College.

Our Recruiting Team

Gabe Norman

Lead Recruiter

Gabe has been supporting power and heavy industrial customers with their staffing needs for over 5 years. Prior to working in this industry, Gabe was an Account Manager in the agricultural industry. Gabe’s primary focus has been supporting customers with best-in-class skilled craftspeople – Millwrights, Electricians, Welders, Pipefitters, etc., as well as Safety, QA/QC, and Project Controls positions. Gabe’s project headcounts have ranged from as low as 1 person to more than 30. Gabe prides himself on responding to needs quickly, tackling issues head on, and supporting his customers with all aspects of their staffing needs. Gabe earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Missouri Valley College.

Gary Leath

Staffing Manager

Gary brings extensive experience to his role of Staffing Manager at APS Solutions. Prior to joining APS Solutions, Gary held various positions in the power and construction sector to include, Vice President of Administration, Director of Recruiting and Staffing, Director of Domestic Sales, and Recruiting Manager. Gary also spent 21 years in the Navy, where he was a plant Auxiliary Mechanic/Operator aboard Nuclear Submarines and a Career Recruiter. He recruited for various sectors to include the Navy Construction Battalion, Naval Hospitals, and Naval Intelligence. Gary graduated from the Navy’s Propulsion Engineering School, was a Navy Certified Master Training Specialist, and a Certified Achieve Global Sales instructor. He also holds a Master’s Degree from Troy University.

Robert Coggin

Senior Recruiter

Bob brings over 15 years of technical recruiting, account management, business development and field services experience, and is directly responsible for organizing, leading and implementing project support for various EPC, capital projects, and outage efforts for both domestic and global engineering firms and power utilities, including fossil, renewable, hydrogen and nuclear energy platforms. He has a strong level of operations and instrumentation experience including a decorated eight-year career as a Reactor Operator, Supervisor and Reactor Controls Leading Petty Officer for the United States Navy Nuclear Power Program. He has held previous roles of Systems Instructor at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory and as Team Leader working with the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory where he was responsible for the successful conversion of power plant instrumentation and controls from analog to digital technology; including a full control room overhaul, and initial testing, alignments, and coordination of work packages and schedules with other disciplines/crafts for plant-wide testing, startup and calorimetric calibration teams. Bob has worked in procedure development, onsite project management, electrical and instrumentation field engineering and testing, and technical manual verification for maintenance procedures, operating procedures and casualty response actions. He is a member of the American Nuclear Society and holds a bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology from Thomas Edison State University.

Josh Asbury

Recruiter

Josh brings 15 years of experience and knowledge in renewable energy to his role as Recruiter. He has operated power plants with an emphasis in Glascore and GE Jenbacher 320 and 420 reciprocating engines, and has facility management experience ranging from HVAC systems, cooling towers, plumbing, equipment operation, to welding, electrical, and more. In addition, he has a background in construction, steel erection, concrete, and is a Certified dryvit applicator. Josh received his Associates of Applied Science in Renewable Energy, with an emphasis in Biomass.

Cameron Kennaley

Recruiter

Cameron has held several positions within the construction and manufacturing industries before joining APS, bringing with him field experience from multiple disciplines including, plumbing, electrical, and general construction. While working in the field he maintained safe industry standards as well as bringing quality to each customers’ needs. He has over six years of customer service experience and prides himself in his communication skills as well as his “get it done” attitude. Cameron graduated from Missouri Valley College in 2021 with a bachelor degree in history.

Elex Simon

Recruiter

Elex graduated from the University of Central Missouri in 2020, with a Bachelor's of Arts in Political Science, minors in Legal Studies, Marketing and Business Administration. While Elex was at the university she interned as a legal clerk for Buckley and Buckley Attorneys at Law, and the Legal Clerk for Legal Aid of Western Missouri. As a law clerk Elex would support attorneys by assembling and organizing information for legal documents, researching, assembling case materials, and writing reports and memoranda. Elex plans to work as a legal clerk at APS while she studies for her Juris Doctor.

Corey Morgan

Recruiter

Corey joined the APS Team in February 2022, in the role of Recruiter. He brings with him more than a decade of Telecommunications Call Center Management experience. Cultivating great relationships with customers has been the cornerstone of his success. Corey attended the Georgia Southern University.

Dawn Martin

Recruiter

Dawn Martin started her career in customer service and has 12 years of experience in the construction industry. Her background in customer service provided her with the knowledge to lead and train a team of customer service representatives. In addition, her experience in the construction industry was coupled with the responsibility of understanding the customer’s needs to mitigate potential safety issues. Dawn is certified in OSHA 30. She also has a background in heavy duty equipment sales. Dawn sold the most revenue out of a team of 24 individuals. Dawn’s background in customer service, construction, and heavy-duty equipment sales will be instrumental in her role as Recruiter with APS Solutions.

Lorena Lopez

Bilingual Recruiting Assistant

Lorena joined APS in May 2022, bringing a little over 10 years of experience of translating with her. Starting as an occupational health interpreter for a local meat processing plant, then a Community Action Agency translator, Lorena has been the bridge between Spanish language barriers in many different settings. Lorena plans to help APS grow and expand by helping to facilitate clear and effective communication between APS and their employees.

Emilee Simon

Recruiting Assistant

Emilee joined APS Solutions as a Recruiting Assistant in June 2022. She graduated from State Fair Community College with a 64-hour AAS in Marketing and Spanish. She is currently attending the University of Central Missouri to complete her bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Communications. While in school she has had experience in retail managerial roles and some hands-on experience as a Marketing Assistant. This experience has given her the ability to create and market events, produce and publish ads; as well as, create new graphic designs.

Daegan Smith

Recruiting Assistant

Daegan joined APS Solutions as a Recruiting Assistant. Her background experience in customer service has given her the ability to provide remarkable aid. Daegan will succeed in her role with her keen ability to communicate and her desire to achieve her goals. She wishes to further her education in psychology and has future aspirations in trauma therapy. Through her education and previous roles in customer service, she has gained leadership skills and qualities that will help her succeed in her role with APS Solutions.

Lillian Rhodes

Intern

APS Solutions is excited to welcome Lillian Rhodes into the fall internship program. Lillian is a junior at the University of Central Missouri. She is a double majoring in Political Science and International Studies and minoring in Legal Studies. The APS Solutions internship will provide Lillian with practical and meaningful insight into recruiting, sales, and overall business operations. Lillian plans to attend law school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in the fall of 2024.

Our Operations Team

Jennifer Simon

Operations Manager

Jennifer brings 10 years of working in the education system serving as team leader, and head of several educational chairs. Jennifer has also been the President of Sedalia’s Women Service League, and has served on the board of countless committees. Jennifer continues to use her organizational and communication skills to support and build the Operations Department at APS. Jennifer received her bachelor’s degree in Education at Georgia Southern University.

Madelyn Fisher

Controller

Madelyn graduated from Truman State University in 2020 with a Masters of Accountancy. Following graduation she worked at Williams-Keepers as a tax and payroll employee, managing clients’ payroll, payroll taxes, business, and personal tax needs. She has also worked as a finance intern at A.T. Still University handling non-for-profit budgeting. Prior to A.T Still University, Madelyn worked as an internal audit intern at Central Bancompany auditing personal loans and federal banking compliance. At APS Solutions Madelyn is responsible for state and federal reporting and compliance on all payroll taxes and is involved in the preparation of the financial statements.

Velda Ellison

Operations Coordinator

Velda joined APS with 22 years of experience in the broadcasting and real estate industries. Her experience encompasses clerical, data entry and reconciliation with a focus on meeting clients’ needs. Velda has a keen ability with attention to detail and helping facilitate knowledge and growth. She brings with her experience in payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable and general accounting knowledge. At APS Solutions, Velda coordinates payroll activities and assists with Accounts Receivables and Accounts Payables. Velda studied Accounting at State Fair Community College.

Tana Weber

Commercial Assistant

Tana joined APS Solutions as the Commercial Assistant in 2021. She has a vast background with over 10 years of sales experience and 5 years of collections and credit experience for a Global company. She is highly skilled in customer service and maintaining customer accounts. Tana supports the APS Management and staff.

Brittany Kolkmeier

Customer Service Representative

Brittany joined the APS Solutions team in 2019, bringing more than 15 years of customer service, office management, and sales experience with her. Brittany supports the internal contract hiring for projects and assists her team members with projects, plans and execution when any need arises. Brittany earned her associate degree in Accounting from State Fair Community College and her bachelor’s degree in Business from Central Methodist University.

Bobbi Wilson

Accounts Receivable Clerk

Bobbi joined APS Solutions in June 2022 as the Accounts Receivable Clerk. Bobbi has over 20 years of customer service experience which will aid in her ability to communicate with all customers regarding accurate and timely payments. She is skilled in AR/AP, bookkeeping and has an immense knowledge of management. She is highly skilled in maintaining customer accounts as well as maintaining solid relationships with customers. She has a vast knowledge of the collections process and has a proven track record of consistently maintaining account receivables at 90-98%, billed and collected. Bobbi received her Associates of Arts in Business Management at State Fair Community College

Our HR & Safety Team

Amy Franklin

Onboarding & Travel Manager

With over 10 years of experience in the Power and Oil & Gas Industry. Amy’s experience includes employee testing & training, assisting with payroll and benefits, policy and procedure review, employee travel, assisting with Passports and VISAS, and updating and tracking candidates and jobs within the system.  Currently, she specializes in the onboarding and retention of the company’s contingent contract and craft labor. She makes providing customer service and building relationships with all candidates her main priority.  Amy has earned an Associates of Applied Science from State Fair.

Caitlin Duff

Human Resource Generalist

Caitlin brings a little over 7 years of customer service experience to her role as the Human Resource Generalist and prides herself on her excellence to create lasting client and customer relationships. She uses her organizational and communication skills to support the APS team and help build the Human Resources Department. She is the go-to-person for supporting the HR needs of APS employees. Caitlin earned her Associate of Arts degree from Metropolitan Community College and received her bachelor’s degree in general studies through Southeast Missouri State University in May 2022.

Roxsan Shy

EH&S Manager

Roxsan brings over 30 years of safety experience to her role as Environment, Health & Safety Manger at APS Solutions. Roxsan has a well-rounded background from working in the energy and automotive industries. Some of her experience includes removal and rebuild of turbines in chemical plants, road and bridge maintenance, pharmaceutical construction, and mission critical projects which also includes all aspects of electrical work from new combined cycle plants, solar and fossil plants as well as highly classified government projects. Roxsan has served in roles with multi-site, multi-state supervision, developed and implemented behavioral based safety programs, coordinated, and conducted safety surveys and inspections, conducted training and accident investigations in accordance with all state and federal regulations serving as the root cause analyst, and has experience working during outages and emergency projects. Roxsan has received recognition for having safety oversight of more than 30 projects with no major injuries or lost time. She also received an award while at Kosa with Bechtel to recognize that for the first time in 30 years Bechtel had not had recordable incidents in 18 months’ time while under Roxsan’ s supervision. Roxsan is a board-certified Environmental Safety Compliance Officer. She is a certified Train the Trainer for the OSHA 500 and 502, as well as an Emergency Care Instructor for 1st Aid, and CPR AED. Roxsan’s engaging personality, discipline, and commitment to a culture of safety at all levels will aide in her success with APS Solutions.