Since our inception and still today, our greatest asset by far are our people: the engineers, machinists, technicians, and customer service managers make Jenkins what we are. Our people power and drive us forward—they are the human energy and ingenuity that have kept us going for more than a century, and have kept all things electromechanical moving, too.
Edward Jenkins, Jr., PhD, P.E.
CHAIRMAN, SENIOR ENGINEERING ADVISER
Edward Jenkins has more than 40 years of experience in electrical engineering. Prior to joining the family business, Edward was a professor at Edinburgh University in Scotland and UNCC. In 1971, he joined Jenkins Electric as Vice President. Here, he developed and improved repair procedures and test equipment for electrical motors and transformers. In 1993, Edward became President of Jenkins and was responsible for management of all industrial electrical equipment repair and sales. Edward now provides consulting and diagnostic services to clients that have complex requirements and specifications.
Wayne Hall, P.E.
VICE PRESIDENT OF ENGINEERING
LEVEL 3 VIBRATION ANALYST
Wayne Hall has more than 40 years of experience in electrical engineering and is a second-generation Jenkins employee. In fact, his grandfather worked at Jenkins for 60 years as a winder. Prior to Jenkins Electric, Wayne was a student of Edward Jenkins, and was an engineer at Duke Power, where he gained a broad understanding of power distribution and circuit design. In his 40 years at Jenkins Electric, Wayne has served as Electrical Engineer and is now our Vice President of Engineering, but still spends a great deal of his time on the shop floor, hands-on. He provides diagnostic services to our clients that have complex requirements, and performs vibration analysis and consulting to both improve and prolong the service life of their equipment.
GENERAL MANAGER, ENGINEERED SYSTEMS & SERVICES
After a short time away, Darrell has returned home to the Jenkins team. Darrell has a degree in automation and robotics engineering and has studied electrical engineering. With more than 29 years’ experience, Darrell has worked as an operations manager and design engineer, managing automation products, services, and procedures. Darrell has a variety of knowledge in the fields of electromechanical, nuclear, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, recycling and test & measurement. Darrell oversees the engineered systems & services business at Jenkins, providing key insight from the automation industry.
SENIOR SALES ENGINEER, TRANSFORMERS & MOTOR TEST SYSTEMS
With more than 40 years of experience in electrical engineering, Larry began at Jenkins Electric in 1975 as the Transformer Department manager, handling product design, manufacturing, testing, sales and customer applications assistance. Over the next four decades, his duties expanded to include the design, development and sales of Jenkins Motor Test Supply Systems, in addition to co-developing and selling our test documentation systems. During his career, Larry has worked to develop and implement safer testing procedures and incremental product design improvements in our equipment, based on the availability of newer, better components and on the suggestions of our employees or customers.
After a short time away, Phil has returned home to the Jenkins team. Phil has his degree in electrical engineering from UNCC and has served as a plane captain in the US Navy. With more than 25 years’ experience, Phil has worked as a network and automation engineer, bringing his knowledge of software coding and customer support to Jenkins. Phil designs and creates software for our automation business as our Principal Engineer, providing custom engineered solutions.
LEAD PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER
CERTIFIED LABVIEW DEVELOPER
A member of the Jenkins team for more than 11 years, Mike Stewart began by wiring and fabricating test panels, expanding into test system software and hardware development, from configuration and fabrication to integration. He brings a unique perspective to our company, being both hands-on with test system creation and software development. Mike currently oversees test system user experience, from software development to identifying and executing incremental improvements of the overarching test system. He leads key test product development, including motor test systems, core loss testers and oven temperature modules.
REPAIR OPERATIONS MANAGER
Ryan Ossmann is the Repair Operations Manager at Jenkins Electric. As a trained machinist with more than 22 years of experience in the motor repair industry, Ryan leads the day-to-day repair operations at Jenkins to ensure the highest level of quality both in the shop and on-site at customer locations.
ENGINEERED SYSTEMS & SERVICES OPERATIONS MANAGER
A recent addition to the Jenkins team, Tim Graham is the Engineered Systems & Services Operations Manager at Jenkins Electric. With more than 30 year of experience in the electrical industry, Tim leads the day-to day engineered systems operations at Jenkins to ensure the highest level of efficiency and quality of production for our customers.
PARTS OPERATIONS MANAGER
Adam DeGraw is the Parts and Operations Manager at Jenkins Electric. With more than 11 years’ experience in the manufacturing industry, Adam leads the day-to-day foundry and fan machining operations at Jenkins to ensure the highest level of quality and precision fabrication for our customers.
Iain Jenkins is the third-generation to work in the family business, beginning with Jenkins at the age of 14. With a focus on employee and business development, he can most often be found on the shop floor rather than in his office. Doing right by his employees and their families is one of his top priorities, as is building strong, lasting relationships with customers. After earning his MBA from Emory University, Iain returned to Charlotte to work alongside his father, Edward, and the many employees who’ve known him since he was a child.
VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING
Responsible for all aspects of the Jenkins brand and marketing efforts, Crystal Bristow's role at Jenkins perfectly blends her upbringing and marketing industry experience. She also doesn't mind getting her hands dirty, a must-have at Jenkins. Prior to joining the team, she worked with Jenkins on the agency side for several years as a strategic and branding partner. Focused on the idea of one company, one team, Crystal immerses herself, and she's just as likely to be learning on the shop floor as developing an insightful marketing strategy.
VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE
With a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Diane has worked at Jenkins for the past 12 years, managing all finances and accounting. She also leads our administrative team, and is responsible for their support of the operations at Jenkins. Diane’s goal is to always strengthen the relationships between the Jenkins office and shop staff, working closely with both.
OUR TEAM SPANS 75+ EMPLOYEES AND ALL THOSE WHO SUPPORT THEM AT HOME.