Nilson L. Goes
President and CEO
MSc Electrical and Electronics Engineering,
EFEI—Federal School of Engineering, Itajuba, Brazil, 1981
PhD Electrical and Electronics Engineering,
Missouri University of Science & Technology, 1991
Nilson Sr. has a history in academia and engineering that has taken him to different parts of the world in the collegiate and private sector. Shortly after earning a PhD from the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Mo., he founded IEC in 1996. He prides himself on taking strategic risks and always being a problem solver. This approach has resulted in tremendous growth for IEC in its 20-year history.
Today, although he serves as IEC’s president and CEO, he still relishes solving engineering challenges and learning about energy-efficiency technologies. He embodies the company’s commitment to technical skill and engineering knowledge. An avid reader and lifelong learner, Nilson currently resides in Leawood, Kan., and enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and traveling.
Nilson M. Goes
Chief of Operations and General Manager
Executive Masters of Business Administration, Washington University in St. Louis, 2014
B.S. Business Marketing/Political Science, Texas Christian University, 2004
Nilson is responsible for the all of IEC’s day-to-day operations, including Federal & General Contracting, and Electrical Contracting, as well as IEC’s own strategic planning, staff training and development. In this role, he’s focused on continually improving quality, efficiency and safety.
“I’ve always enjoyed the process of growth and improvement—whether it’s an individual, process or organization,” Nilson says. “This is why I enjoy the challenge of growing IEC and making it a better company to work for and work with. It’s our commitment to doing things better each and every day.”
Nilson enjoys adventurous trips: He’s a mountain biker and has camped and surfed in Costa Rica, Mexico and Bali. When he’s relaxing closer to home, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, tinkering with his 1971 Land Cruiser, and riding motorcycles.
Nilce G. Palma
Director of Finance
B.S., Business Finance & Entrepreneurial Business Management
Texas Christian University, 2002
As CFO, Nilce is responsible for planning, tracking, directing and evaluating IEC’s fiscal functions and performance, as well as providing the CEO and COO with timely and accurate reports and budgets. That’s a vital role because the foundation of any business is sound finances.
“Having seen the company grow and develop from its inception, I’m proud to be at a point where I can contribute to something my family has worked so hard to build from the ground up,” she says. “For me, this is more than just a job or career. It’s an investment in the success of all of our families—hose of our employees and our own.”
When she’s not helping run IEC, she’s running after two young children, or simply running (she’s a marathon runner).