President & CEO
Nate, graduated from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota, with an MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He joined PPCS in October 2019 after working at National Information Systems Solutions in St. Louis, Missouri for 16 years.
Vice President, Electric Operations
Brad is a 1987 graduate of Dakota County Technical College with a degree in Electrical Power Distribution. Ristow joined PPCS in 1991 as a 3rd year apprentice lineman and became a journeyman in 1992. He was promoted to Electric Operations Manager in 2011 and to Vice President, Electric Operations in 2015. Ristow's duties include overseeing system upgrades, line maintenance, new construction, vegetation and fleet management. He is also on the Wisconsin Statewide Safety Manual committee.
Brent is a 1983 graduate from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. Metcalf joined PPCS 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.
Vice President, Member Relations and Human Resources
Charity Lubich 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 PPCS in August of 2015.
Vice President, Engineering and Operational Technology
Jeff Olson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Engineering Technology and a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems. Olson joined PPCS in 1990. He is responsible for PPCS’ 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.