Joe Vespa

Joe Vespa

Joe has three decades of experience in electrical engineering services and project management. He assists industrial and commercial clients with electrical, controls, and instrumentation design for new construction and upgrading of existing facilities. Joe's work includes incident energy and arc flash hazard analyses, investigations, project management and coordination, design, construction observation, and on-site installation and troubleshooting assistance during industrial plant shutdowns. His recent project work includes automation for dam gate control, power distribution for large refinery buildings and equipment, instrumentation and controls for manufacturing equipment, and engineering for production expansion at a mining facility. He is a licensed master electrician in Minnesota, and he served three terms as the engineer member on the Minnesota State Board of Electricity.



Vice President
Senior Electrical Engineer


Licensed Master Electrician (MN)

Professional Engineer (AB, AK, AL, BC, CA, CO, IA, ID, KS, MB, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, ND, NE, NV, OH, OK, SD, SK, TN, TX, UT, WI, WY)


MS, University of Minnesota-Duluth

BS, Electrical Engineering, Minnesota State University-Mankato


Barr Engineering Co.
3128 14th Avenue East
Hibbing, MN 55746
Phone: +1 218-262-8622

Related projects

Incident energy and arc flash hazard analyses of three facilities
Routine electrical, controls, and instrumentation support
Gate automation for the Soo Locks compensating works