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EXO hires infrastructure advocate and industry veteran Ken Sharpless as Director of Utility Sales.

April 19, 2021

Keeneth L Sharpless

Exo, a leading provider of data and analytics-driven asset inspection, maintenance, and remediation services of critical infrastructure for predominantly utility and commercial lighting end-markets, hires infrastructure advocate and industry veteran Ken Sharpless as Director of Utility Sales.

“With Ken’s engineering background on utility structures as well as his consulting experience, he brings a comprehensive, human approach to the Exo sales team. With effective communication, experience in asset management, and a proactive mindset, Ken will help foster our customer relationships, leading to better customer satisfaction as we not only maintain client’s assets but give them peace of mind for years to come.”
– Exo President, Zachary Oliphant

Mr. Sharpless brings over 34 years of experience in the power delivery and utility structures industries. His unique combination of experience includes leadership roles within utility, consultant, and supplier organizations. Ken also serves on multiple industry committees including ASCE Codes and Standards, SEI Executive Committee for Codes and Standards, was a past chair of ASCE 48 for steel poles, and currently chairs a new standard for concrete poles. Mr. Sharpless is passionate about smart solutions and true customer service as evidenced in his work involving lattice tower family remediation, wood pole life expectancy determination, and historic moonlight tower restoration at Austin Energy. His time as general manager and engineering vice president for several concrete and steel pole manufacturers led to the famous mickey mouse pole in Orlando, to the concrete/steel hybrid pole as co-inventor, and to successful cultural and organizational transformations. His consulting engineering experience yielded mutually beneficial master service agreements and successful asset management projects with a number of large IOU’s.

Mr. Sharpless has a B.S. in Architectural Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and a GMP from Harvard Business School. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Magnolia, Texas, Exo provides asset inspection, remediation, engineering, and training services for critical infrastructure to clients in the utility, renewable energy, area, and commercial lighting, manufacturing, telecommunications, and retail end-markets across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Through its Ex-Tend™ service offering, the company offers a data-driven, full lifecycle asset management solution that integrates asset management tools and service expertise, prolonging the lifespan of clients’ infrastructure, maximizing ROI, and improving safety. For additional information on Exo, please visit the company’s website at www.exoinc.com.