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.
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
Tuck School of Business – Dartmouth University – Entrepreneurial Management for MBEs, 2015
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 can be found volunteering at local organizations across Kansas City and IEC’s various offices including Wonderscope Museum for Children, Cornerstones for Care, amongst others.
Married with two children, Nilson enjoys spending time outside with his family, Crossfit, Hare Scramble racing, 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 5 active IDIQ programs across 4 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.
Director – Construction Operations
Brian Raley oversees construction operations across all lines of IEC’s business and clients by focusing on process and operations management.
Brian’s experience in field, project, and contract leadership offer a comprehensive set of experiences and a unique approach to business challenges.
Brian brings an unwavering commitment to client focus and team development that he deploys across IEC’s offices and teams.
Program Manager – Fort Irwin CA
Jim Howie manages IEC’s Barstow, Calif./Fort Irwin office. Jim has managed IEC’s CA office for 11 years and has been an instrumental part of our California operations. He oversees client, subcontractor, and self-performance management across IEC’s Southern California footprint.
Under Jim’s leadership, the IEC CA Team was recently awarded a 2020-2025 Job Order Contract, which IEC is performing.
Construction Manager – Barksdale AFB
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.
Engineering Manager – FAA & Utility Services
Mark Newby oversees IEC’s Critical Power contracts for the Federal Aviation Administration, which is responsible for providing critical power engineering and electrical contracting for FAA facilities and equipment throughout the United States.
Mark’s program management and engineering management background ensures that each project or program he leads will benefit from a thorough approach and commitment to total quality and delivery.
His background make him a natural fit to lead IEC’s Substation Design group that is unfolding in Q4 2021.
Project / Operations Manager
John Hernandez has been tasked as Project Manager at IEC and Defender Contracting & Construction’s recently awarded SABER program at Joint Base Charleston. This assignment is a compliment to John’s strong operational background and rounds out his electrical division expertise.
As a licensed electrician, adept estimator and project manager – John applies a real-world and logical approach to provide value his projects, contracts, and programs.
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.