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Joe Vespa

Vice President, Senior Electrical Engineer

Joe coached his son's soccer team.

As a child, Joe loved taking things apart and figuring out how they worked. He still gets a thrill from coming up with a solution and making it work.

“Seeing ideas go from concept through implementation is very rewarding,” He says, adding that, “When a client is appreciative that you figured out a way to make their lives easier, it makes the whole project that much more gratifying.”

Joe points to his work on Iracore’s specialty manufacturing plant in Hibbing, Minnesota, as an example of this. His involvement extended from the plant’s beginnings through start up and initial operations. In addition to designing the facility’s interior and exterior lighting, electrical service, power-distribution system, and plant-wide automated control system, he spent nearly three months on site providing engineering support.

For several years, Joe has been involved with Minnesota’s Board of Electricity on which he currently serves as chairman and with the Engineering Club of Northern Minnesota of which he is a past president.