About Us

Message from the CEO:

Tempest Energy was conceived out of a realization that the electric utility industry and their respective communities were continually being challenged by natural disasters that destroyed the electric grid and interrupted normal life for millions of people.  Coupled with the increase in frequency and magnitude of destruction, was the shortage of skilled people and equipment to expedite the returning of those lives back to normal.  Recognizing the frequency of events and the scarcity of resources adversely affected the electric industry from effectively planning and reinforcing the electric infrastructure- Tempest Energy provides a solution to that industry dilemma.  We are driven to partner with our infrastructure clients and the people they serve to build a more resilient grid and restore their services so people can get on with their lives.

THE BOARD

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William F. Cain
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Bill Cain started Tempest Energy in 2018 with an extensive background in the utility industry dating back to the early 1990’s.  His experiences during those years include positions such as Electrical Apprentice, Field Foreman, Project Manager, CFO and CEO.  Now serving as President and CEO of Tempest, he offers strategic leadership insight into the customer focus to sustain Superior Storm Response™ and the future of Tempest Energy.

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MIKE ZAPPONE
CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

Mike Zappone joined Tempest Energy mid 2020 after a 30+ year career in the utility sector.  Having degrees in engineering, finance and an MBA, Mike brings a customer business focus to Tempest.  He is driven not only by exceeding customer expectations, but also to exceed the expectations of the customer’s customer and stakeholders.

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ADAM GUILLORY
CORPORATE RISK MANAGER & HSE DIRECTOR

Adam Guillory joined Tempest Energy in April 2021 with 26 years of experience in the fields of safety, regulatory compliance, risk control and risk management.  He has a BS degree in Industrial Technology and Occupational Safety & Health, and has provided training as an Authorized OSHA Outreach Instructor. As Corporate Risk Manager & HSE Director, Adam provides oversight of Tempest Energy’s risk management, safety, regulatory compliance, training, contractual risk transfer, and commercial insurance programs.

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PAUL PIEPENBRINK
LINE OPERATIONS MANAGER

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CINDY MAYEUX
ACCOUNTING MANAGER 

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ASHLEY LANDRY
HUMAN RESOURCES REPRESENTATIVE

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REMIE RABITO
MARKETING COORDINATOR

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BRITTAN DUHON

ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

HSE & RISK MANAGEMENT

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KELLY BALLEX

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

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BROOKE HEFNER
ACCOUNTING CLERK

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kEVIN KENNEDY
project manager

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pat white
business development coordinator

jim nowak
director of customer relations

CENTRAL REGION

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VAUGHN GIBSON
SAFETY OFFICER

VEGETATION MANAGEMENT

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kYLE SPRING
project manager

VEGETATION MANAGEMENT

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sCOTT JANTZ
SAFETY OFFICER

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BILL STRINGER
PROJECT MANAGER

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GREG WENZEL
SAFETY OFFICER

ANTHONY BRAMLETT
PROJECT MANAGER

CALL US: 985-250-9559