Kansas City, MO
Loren Brace is a consultant to the overhead and underground utility construction industry. He is an accomplished executive with deep field experience and primarily works with gas & electric utilities, pipeline companies, and energy firms on the development of strategies and operational processes that can transform an organization and achieve superior performance.
Loren’s deep expertise includes senior management and leadership roles with three of the largest pipeline and utility contractors operating in the Midwest and Southeast. He learned the business, hands-on, starting in the trench, and has extensive experience in the field driving productivity, safety, and quality performance improvement. In addition to practical construction experience, his responsibilities include distribution and transmission planning and construction, asset management, strategic sourcing, resource management, behavioral safety strategies, and employee development. Typical engagements include evaluation of workflow processes, contract resource management strategies, equipment utilization assessments, contractor performance programs, productivity improvement analysis, and Safety/Quality improvement initiatives.
Loren is a leader and active participant in industry associations including the Distribution Contractors Association (DCA), as a committee chair; the Midwest Energy Association (MEA), as a committee member; and the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA), as a Director-at-Large; among others. He is an advocate of lifelong learning and recently completed the certificate program in Supervisory Management at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. He currently resides in Kansas City, MO.