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Management

Larry Dokkestul, President and CEO, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Ag Education from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.  Dokkestul joined Pierce Pepin in March 2000, managing member services and the appliance division.  He brought to Pierce Pepin 18 years of experience with farm supply cooperatives.  
 

Charity Lubich, Executive Assistant / HR Administrator, is a 1993 graduate from the University of Wisconsin, River Falls and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.  Lubich earned her Human Resource Management Certificate from Inver Hills Community College in 2008.  Lubich brings 18 years of Office Management and Human Resource experience, with a manufacturing background.  She joined Pierce Pepin in August of 2015.
 

Bradley E. Ristow, Vice President, Electric Operations, is a 1987 graduate of Dakota County Technical College with a degree in Electrical Power Distribution.  Ristow joined Pierce Pepin in 1991 as a 3rd year apprentice lineman and became a journeyman in 1992.  He was promoted to Electric Operations Manager in 2011.  He has assisted with the journeyman testing at Chippewa Valley Technical College.  Ristow is also on the Wisconsin Statewide Safety Manual committee.
 

Brent L. Metcalf, Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, is a 1983 graduate from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business.  Metcalf joined Pierce Pepin in April 2000 after 17 years as a Certified Public Accountant.  His experience includes 11 years of consulting and auditing for cooperative and municipal utilities throughout the Midwest.  Metcalf’s responsibilities include accounting, budgeting, forecasting, and finance.  He has served on boards and as an officer of several community service organizations.
 

Christopher P. Tackmann, Vice President, Member & Administrative Services, holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Management Information Systems from University of Wisconsin-River Falls.  He also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.  Tackmann joined Pierce Pepin in 2002 as an intern and was hired full-time in 2003 after graduation.  His responsibilities include marketing/communications, office administration, billing/accounts receivable, information technology and member relations.  
 

Jeffrey S. Olson, Vice President, Engineering holds a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural engineering technology and a Master of Science in computer information systems. Olson joined Pierce Pepin in 1990. He is responsible for Pierce Pepin’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure system, distributed generation, 3-phase metering, and Distribution Automation. He also investigates power quality and stray voltage issues. Olson serves on several industry boards, member advisory committees and county subcommittees.

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