Nilson L. Goes
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.
In 2019, Nilson transitioned into the role of Chairman of IEC’s board where he enjoys participating in board governance, strategic problem-solving, and lending his technical expertise from time to time.
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, Kansas with his wife, and enjoys spending time with his family, his grandchildren, and traveling.
Nilson M. Goes
Executive Masters of Business Administration, Washington University in St. Louis, 2014
B.S. Business Marketing/Political Science, Texas Christian University, 2004
In 2019, Nilson Jr. assumed the role of Company President, overseeing all operations across IEC, after overseeing operations, corporate strategy, and community outreach. The new role is a welcome challenge that is consistent with Nilson’s affinity of “taking things apart, figuring out how they work, and rebuilding.”
“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 is passionate about community involvement and finding ways to support and lead his community. He serves on the board of The Wonderscope Children’s Museum, Martin City Business and Community Association, and has served on the board of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Nilson also holds committe positions on the Cornerstones for Care Board of Directors. He believes “our ability to do well becomes our responsibility to do good”.
Married with two children, Nilson enjoys spending time outside with his family, Crossfit & fitness, riding motorcycles, reading, and tinkering on his project cars.
Tim serves as General Manager overseeing both General Construction and Electrical Construction divisions of IEC across all offices of operation. This includes the oversight and support of 7 active IDIQ programs across 7 states and IEC’s nationwide electrical division.
Tim has been with IEC since 2014 and brings more than 25 years of experience in addition to his degree in business administration from the University of Central Missouri.
Mark Newby manages IEC’s Job Order Contract at Fort Leavenworth KS. This 3 year, 30M Job Order Contract works with the Department of Public Works through the United States Army Corps of Engineers to serve the construction needs of the Fort in all divisions of construction. Previously, Mark has overseen IEC’s regional IDIQ programs for the Federal Aviation Administration and General Services Administration. Mark brings more than 25 years of construction experience to the IEC team in addition to his engineering management degree from the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla..
Jim Howie manages IEC’s Barstow, Calif./Fort Irwin office. Jim joined IEC in 2011 and has been an instrumental part of our California operations. He oversees a six-person office responsible for a $50 million JOC contract, two $4 million POCA contracts and numerous stand-alone contracts at Fort Irwin.
Bob Pridgen manages construction activities out of IEC’s Louisiana office across various programs for the FAA, NOAA, Department of Veterans Affairs, and US Air Force’s SABER Program at Barksdale AFB. The SABER at Barksdale Air Force base supports the US Air Force’s Global Strike Headquarters in Bossier City/Shreveport and provides critical support for the entire Air Force. Bob has worked in the Government and IDIQ Government Contracting space for 25 years and has over 40 years of construction experience where he has developed valuable relationships and key knowledge that he uses to bring value to IEC’s clients.
Brian Raley manages IEC’s Knob Noster, Mo./Whiteman AFB office. Overseeing a 10-person office, Brian is responsible for the day-to-day management of all construction activities at Whiteman AFB, including a $48 million SABER contract for the 509th Contracting Squadron.Brian has been with IEC since 2013 and brings experience in general construction, various trades, and extensive knowledge of the region’s construction industry.
John oversees the estimation and project management of IEC’s self-performing electrical division across various programs: Commercial, Design-Build, and Institutional.
He partners with clients to understand their goals, mission, and challenges to help design, price, and build a solution that will meet their needs and exceed their expectations.
John has earned time in the electrical field, in estimation, project management, and holds certifications in BICSI, NICET, and Vindicator Security.
Travis Miller oversees IEC’s Corporate Safety Mission and the implementation of safety planning throughout IEC’s areas of operations (Commercial, Industrial, Federal). He oversees the allocation of safety resources from IEC’s Corporate Headquarters and conducts valuable safety and environmental training across all of IEC’s project sites. Travis brings 14 years of direct safety management experience to the IEC Team along with a passion to create a positive and sustainable safety culture. Travis earned his Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety from Eastern Kentucky University and Associates of Applied Science in Occupational Safety from San Juan College. He is a certified OSHA trainer.
Steve can be found roaming the halls of IEC’s Headquarters conducting occular pat-downs and searching for treats.
Steve was a rescue that was found on the side of the road by a Good Samiritan who took him to a local vet and was later adopted by the Goes Family.
He now comes to work every day and takes his role as Head of Corporate Security very seriously.