Coffman Engineers Welcomes New Electrical Engineering Staff
Coffman Engineers welcomes two new members to the Anchorage electrical engineering instrumentation and controls department.
Jason Vukovich is an Instrumentation and Controls designer with more than ten years of engineering experience in Alaska. His project experience includes rail/truck racks, Coker safety upgrade and remote un-heading, ethanol unloading and storage, refining unit SIS upgrade and Triconex installations, tank high level alarms, onsite small projects, and pipeline heating re-circulation.Prior to starting in the engineering and construction industry, Vukovich was a decorated officer of more than ten years in the US Army and US Army Reserve.
Vukovich holds a bachelor’s degree in sculptor from the University of Illinois. He enjoys creating art in many forms in his spare time. Recently Vukovich was selected for his second commissioned painting for the Alaska Railroad. Entitled “Journeys,” the vibrant artwork features a train crossing a steel bridge and a river waterfall with salmon swimming upstream on their annual journey.
Ronald Pearson, PE, is a Professional Chemical Engineer working in the company’s Anchorage electrical engineering department. Pearson holds a bachelor’s in chemical engineering minoring in electrical engineering and mathematics from the Colorado School of Mines. Pearson has more than thirteen years of engineering in the oil and gas industry. He has extensive experience with both design of new and renovation of electrical systems for onshore and offshore oil and gas developments. Additional skills Pearson brings to Coffman are hydraulics, thermodynamics, heat transfer/exchanges, process modeling and simulation, piping and instrumentation design, utility design, and SCADA system development.
When Pearson is not working, he enjoys aircraft maintenance and aerobatic flying in his biplane.
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