About the Author
Michael E. Beehler
Chief Opportunity Officer
Mike Beehler & Associates, LLC
Mike Beehler is “The Best Salesman on the Planet” exclaimed our CEO as he introduced the “Project of the Year” winner. It was high accolades all around, coming from the CEO of a company that grew from a central time zone, niche engineering company into the largest A/E/C firm in the power industry in just a few short years. It started with personal and professional relationships built on trust and authenticity that lead to billions of dollars of capital work and a long successful career.
Mike started his career designing and building transmission lines and substations for Tucson Electric Power and the Hawaiian Electric Company and then spent over twenty years designing T&D infrastructure and consulting on emerging trends at Burns & McDonnell, a large, international architectural / engineering / construction firm. He has written, presented, and consulted on reliability centered maintenance, critical infrastructure protection, and program management. In addition, he is a well-known industry writer and speaker on the early definition of the smart grid, 3D/BIM applications in T&D, and development plans for smart cities. Most recently, he is sought for his strategic leadership and vision on the application of emerging technologies in changing business models to include the integration of distributed energy resources, augmented/virtual reality, and Artificial Intelligence.
Mike is a registered Professional Engineer in AZ, FL, HI, TX, CO, KS, GA, and AL, a Fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers, and a Member in IEEE and CIGRE. He has been married for 40 years, has four adult children and four grandchildren, and lives in Leawood, KS.