Nowak, Schunke, Morrison retire from ESOP Committee; Salo retires from BOD
After several years of service, Craig Nowak, Jack Schunke, and Bob Morrison retired from Morrison-Maierle’s ESOP Committee while Ken Salo retired from the Board of Directors. Employee-owners from across company were on hand to celebrate and say thank you to all at Morrison-Maierle’s Annual Meeting on April 28-29 in Helena.
Ken Salo was first elected to the Board of Directors in 1992 and has served continuously since that time, including through multiple important leadership transitions, acquisitions, and the company’s recent transition to a 100% ESOP organization. He serves as the Natural Resources Market Group Leader and specializes in surface water hydrology, riverine hydraulics, storm drainage systems, hydraulic structures, streamflow modeling, irrigation design, dam safety rehabilitation and hydropower feasibility studies.
Bob Morrison retired from the ESOP committee and is the past-president of Morrison-Maierle. He was a committee member from 2006-2016 and a member of the Board of Directors as the company’s President. Bob specializes in process design for water and wastewater facilities and is now serving as the Chief Operating Officer.
Jack Schunke will retire from the ESOP committee at the end of the 2016/2017 term in August, after 19 year’s of service, beginning in 1998. He is currently the Chairman of the Board and the Bozeman Operations Manager. Jack is also a member of the Land Development Market Group.
Finally, Craig Nowak is also retiring from the committee at the end of his term in August 2017. Craig was first appointed to the ESOP committee in 2000. He serves as the Great Falls Satellite Operations Manager and is a member of the Water-Wastewater Market Group. In addition to his many projects throughout his career, Craig was instrumental in the company’s Mni Wiconi Rural Water System project where he assisted the Oglala Sioux Tribe by providing planning, design, and construction phase services since its inception in the late 1980s. Upon completion in 2015, this project now serves 50,000 people in an area covering 12,500 square miles; it is the largest rural water system in the United States.