President: Ronald J. Schenk, CUSP


  • Director of Training, Red Simpson, Inc. – 1994 - 2004
    (a top 5 powerline contractor in the U.S.)
  • Director of Training Universal Electric Construction, - 1990 – 1994 
  • Senior Consultant and Trainer, FMI Management Consultants 1984 – 1990 
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP)

Ron Schenk’s career in the Utility Industry spans 27 years and includes 14 years on staff with a large powerline contractor, serving as Director of Training for 1,800 lineworkers. Through ISPC, Ron has helped dozens of contractors and smaller utilities develop and implement internal lineworker apprenticeship programs, helping many to also Certify their programs through the U.S. Department of Labor. Ron’s expertise includes supervisory development training for field supervisors and safety training for powerline crews. In addition to a bachelor’s degree in business, Ron is a Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP) and he is an Executive Board Member of USOLN, the founding organization for the CUSP Credential. In 2004 Ron created and is President of the Institute for Safety in Powerline Construction (ISPC), based in Alexandria, LA. ISPC is an Electric Utility Industry Association focusing on safety and training for lineworkers throughout North America and the Caribbean.



Executive Director, Mack Turner, CUSP

  • Safety and Training Manager:  2011 to 2014  ESCI, Bellingham, WA
  • Safety / Training Superintendent:  2003 to 2011  Tucson Electric Power/SES
  • Safety Manager: 2002 to 2003  Irby Construction, Jackson, MS
  • Corporate Safety and Training Manager:  1993 to 2001  GSL Electric, Las Vegas
  • Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP)
  • Certified Safety Instructor - MSHA

Mack Turner’s career spans over 25 years in the Electric, Gas and Communications Utility Industry. Mack has specialized in the Safety, Risk and Leadership disciplines and is focused on positive culture change. Mack’s experience includes corporate safety management, field safety management, fleet management, electrical utility craft training, leadership development and soft skills, behavioral-based safety training and consulting. Mack has worked with large utility contractors, large electric and gas utilities, and small co-op’s. Mack Turner is the Executive Director of the Institute for Safety in Powerline Construction (ISPC), a non-profit Association focusing safety in the Utility Industry and he works throughout the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Central and S. America. Mack is also the President/Board Chairman and founding member for the Utility Safety Operations Leadership Network (USOLN) Mack is a Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP), Certified Utility Safety Administrator (CUSA), and holds Advanced Safety Certificate’s from the National Safety Council as well as various Safety Certificates from Red Rocks Community College. Mack currently resides in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Senior Consultant: Tony Boyd, CUSP

  • Electric Line Technician Instructor: 2009 to 2015 - Northshore Technical Community College, Greensburg, LA.
  • Senior Safety Specialist: 1999 to 2008 - CLECO Power, LLC, Covington, LA
  • Journeyman Lineman / Crew Foreman: 1989 to 1998 – CLECO Power, LLC, Covington, LA.
  • Powerline Worker / Journeyman Lineman / Crew Foreman: 1976 to 1989 – Highlines Construction Company, Westwego, LA
  • Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP)
  • Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS)
  • Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers

Tony Boyd’s career spans over 40 years in the Electric Utility Industry. Tony has specialized in the technical side of the business with extensive experience in Transmission, Overhead Distribution and Underground Distribution systems. Tony’s experience includes the safety and training side of the electric utility business focusing on best practices in the industry and concentrating on promoting safety in every aspect of the work. Tony is a Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP), and Sr. Consultant with the Institute for Safety in Powerline Construction (ISPC), a non-profit Association focusing on safety in the Utility Industry and he works throughout the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Central and S. America.

Senior Consultant: Jim Vaughn, CUSP

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  • Director of Safety, Atkinson Power, Mesa AZ 2011 – 2016
  • Director of Safety, Dillard Smith Construction Chattanooga TN 2010 – 2011
  • Director of Safety, Sturgeon/MYR Group, Mesa AZ 2006 – 2010
  • Director of Safety, Marietta Power, Marietta GA 2004 – 2005
  • Director of Safety, Sumter Electric Coop, Sumterville, FL 2003 – 2004
  • Director; Electrical Distribution Technology Program, Lake Sumpter Community 
  • College, Lake City, FL, and  South Florida State College, Sebring, FL 2001 - 2003

As Senior Consultant for ISPC Jim serves utilities as a safety specialist in utility industry related OSHA and consensus standards. Jim provides both consult and program development for utilities in OSHA compliant policies and procedures as well as consult on incident investigation and incident related litigation. Jim also develops and delivers ISPC training as well as dedicated client specific training programs.