Ryan Blake, President
Ryan joined Shaw Electric as In-House Counsel in 2005 and took charge of all legal and risk management matters for the Company. His increased involvement in the overall business operation of the company led to his appointment as President in 2015. As President of Shaw Electric, Ryan is responsible for the leadership and strategic vision of the organization. Prior to joining Shaw Electric, Ryan worked as an attorney for Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Ryan earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Kansas State University in 2001 and a Juris Doctorate (cum laude) from the University of Missouri–Columbia in 2004. He currently serves as a board member of the Kansas City chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association.
Bill Miles, Vice President of Construction
Bill joined Shaw Electric in 1990 as a General Foreman and served in the role until 2007, at which at which time he transitioned into the role of Project Manager. In 2011, Bill became Vice-President of Construction and took over responsibility for all of the company’s construction activities. Bill finished his 4-year electrical apprenticeship with Local Union #124 in 1983 and received his Master Electrician certification in 1995. Prior to joining Shaw Electric, he worked as a General Foreman for Evans Electric.
Tom Ellis, Vice President of Engineering and Preconstruction Services
Tom Ellis joined Shaw Electric in 2001, starting out in the electrical construction field. Later, as he gained extensive experience in electrical construction, estimating, and project management, he assumed responsibility for the operations of Engineering and Preconstruction Services. He has more than 15 years’ experience in the design and implementation of electrical systems for a wide range of commercial, industrial, institutional, and government projects. Before coming to Shaw, Tom worked at Gibbens Drake Scott and Henderson Engineers. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Kansas State University, and received his Master Electrician Certification in 1990. He is a licensed engineer in 5 states, including Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, California, and Oklahoma. Tom also obtained his LEED AP in 2009.
Bob Blake, Sr. Vice-President
Bob Blake joined Shaw Electric in 1972 as a junior electrical estimator. He has worked in all aspects of the company, developing extensive experience in electrical, estimating, project management, and overall operations management. In 1991, Bob became President and Chief Operating Officer and served in those roles for 26 years. In 2015, Bob stepped down as President and became a Sr. Vice-President. Today, he focuses primarily on customer relations and obtaining future work. Bob previously served as both Governor and President of the Kansas City chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association.
Jessica Krause, Controller
Jessica joined Shaw Electric as Controller in 2012. She is head of the Finance Department and works closely with all members of Shaw Electric to report accurate financial data. Prior to Shaw, Jessica worked five years in public accounting in both tax and audit divisions. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Park University in 2008 and a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 2009. In 2011, Jessica received her license as a Certified Public Accountant from the Missouri State Board of Accountancy.