Peoples Electric subsidiary expands controls staff with hire of Jake Sluss

Capsule:  Peoples Electric Company is pleased to announce the hiring of Jake Sluss as project engineer and manager for its controls division, System One Control.

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ST. PAUL, MINN. − October 26, 2016  − Peoples Electric Company is pleased to announce the hiring of Jake Sluss as project engineer and manager for its controls division, System One Control.

Sluss comes from Trane and brings deep project experience and project management to the Peoples team, with a robust technical career in electrical, controls, and software, based in studies of both electrical engineering and computer science at North Dakota State University and St. Cloud State University.

"We were looking for someone with the entire package, not just an engineer, and not just a project manager. Jake is a fast learner, a seasoned engineer, a software engineer, has big-project experience and is just a generally nice guy," says Peoples president Bill Lindberg.

Sluss says he is looking forward to taking his direct experience to the management level. "I've been moving pretty steadily in my 20-year career through hands-on work to project management; this job is similar work to what I did at Trane but with an emphasis on project engineering and management."

Sluss's supervisor Bill Gausman, System One engineering manager, says the new hire will help Peoples address system update needs emerging across the industry. "Because web browsers used for controls systems visualization are discontinuing support of Java in the next few months, meaning increased demand for updates to existing systems, it's critical we be prepared with an expanded staff so as to maintain a premium level of customer service," says Gausman. "In addition, because of our recent sales force expansion, we are excited to bring someone like Jake on board with his range of large project experience."


About Peoples Electric

Since 1922, Peoples Electric Company has been keeping you connected. Peoples is a full-service contracting firm offering all phases of electrical, communication, environmental control, building and process automation, construction, service, testing and maintenance.  In addition to installation, Peoples offers experienced project management and administrative services during pre-construction and construction phases. Peoples has completed all types and sizes of commercial, industrial, institutional and health care projects. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and connect with us on  Linkedin.


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