About Tempest Energy

Superior Storm Response® and Restoration Service

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.

Core Values

Vision Statement

To be the premier and total solution emergency service provider in the electric utility industry.

Mission Statement

Provide Superior Storm Response services and solutions to customers and trade allies alike.

DE&I Statement

At Tempest Energy we value our employees and are committed to providing a work environment that promotes and supports their cultural diversity. The Tempest Energy team is committed to achieving and maintaining diversity, equity, and inclusion in our partnerships with our Customers and Trade Allies alike.

Commitment Statement

The Tempest Difference is we are an organization run by people who are former utility professionals who understand the response requirements and processes of the customer and the trade allies alike. We build and strengthen our organization from a customer viewpoint.

The Team

WILLIAM F. CAIN

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.

 

MIKE ZAPPONE

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 customers and stakeholders.

Mike Huguet

Mike Huguet

Chief Financial Officer

Mike Huguet is a seasoned CFO who possesses a decade of senior-level expertise in accounting, finance, and management, supported by a BS in accounting. His mastery of Excel, along with VBA proficiency, equips him to excel in financial data analysis and strategic planning. With an unwavering commitment to fiscal responsibility, Mike’s leadership has been instrumental in the company’s growth and resilience, ensuring Tempest navigates financial challenges with precision and agility.

ASHLEY LANDRY

ASHLEY LANDRY

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

DE&I CHAMPION

 

CINDY MAYEUX

CINDY MAYEUX

Storm Finance Director

 

REMIE RABITO

REMIE RABITO

Executive Coordinator

 

BRITTAN DUHON

BRITTAN DUHON

Director of HSE

KELLY BALLEX

KELLY BALLEX

Operations Coordinator

 

 

Kristin Donmyer

Kristin Donmyer

AP/AR Manager

LANCE SPEER

LANCE SPEER

VP OF OPERATIONS

 

PAUL PIEPENBRINK

PAUL PIEPENBRINK

dIRECTOR OF FIELD OPERATIONS

 

PAT WHITE

PAT WHITE

Director of Public Power Relations

Jody Deville

Jody Deville

DIRECTOR OF TRADE RELATIONS

 

KEVIN KENNEDY

KEVIN KENNEDY

PROJECT MANAGER

KYLE SPRING

KYLE SPRING

PROJECT MANAGER

VEGETATION MANAGEMENT

 

VAUGHN GIBSON

VAUGHN GIBSON

SAFETY OFFICER

VEGETATION MANAGEMENT

ANTHONY BRAMLETT

ANTHONY BRAMLETT

PROJECT MANAGER

GREG WENZEL

GREG WENZEL

SAFETY OFFICER

Trina Fouchi

Trina Fouchi

Executive Assistant

 
ERIC PHILLIPS

ERIC PHILLIPS

PROJECT MANAGER

Charles Strickland

Charles Strickland

Project Manager

ADAM GUILLORY

ADAM GUILLORY

Vice President-Customer Relations

 

 

ANTHONY BACALA III

ANTHONY BACALA III

MARKETING MANAGER

Lana Livesay

Lana Livesay

DIRECTOR OF CUSTOMER RELATIONS

Amanda Jones

Amanda Jones

Events Coordinator

 

 

Steve Jackson

Steve Jackson

vp OF Trade Relations

 

 

Michael Strong

Michael Strong

Project Manager

Damage Assessment & Logistics

Donald Gower

Donald Gower

Strategic Accounts Representative

Tracy Weaver

Tracy Weaver

Director of Trade Relations

Jason Coccodrilli

Jason Coccodrilli

dIRECTOR OF TRADE RELATIONS

Client & Contractor Reviews

“Tempest Energy is 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.”

Former Client