Ken Walden - Biography

Electrical and Process Controls Manager at Holcim Ste Genevieve

2009 Present

Responsible for the power 160 Mwatt power distribution system.

Responsible for the Process control system comprised of over 130,000 IO distributed among 18 primary PLCs and 13 servers.

Manages a department of 7 engineers and leaders as well as 16 technicians.

Electrical Construction Manager at Holcim Ste Genevieve

2006 2009  

Responsible the $65 million electrical and controls portion of the Ste Genevieve plant construction.

Managed 400 electricians and 10 engineers in this project.

Plant Manager at Illinois Cement Company

2001 2005  

Responsible for all aspects of an 850,000 ton per year cement plant. Responsible for Regulatory Department, Chief Chemist, Quarry Manager, Maintenance Department, Production Department, 12 plant & terminal supervisors and 100 hourly employees. Responsibilities also included all normal Human Resources functions including hiring, worker compensation issues and personnel development.

Chief Petty Officer at US Navy Reserves

1990 2004


Production Manager at Southdown /Cemex - Kosmos

1998 2001

Process Engineer at Southdown /Cemex - Kosmos

1996 1998



Electrical Engineering (BSEE degree at California State University)

1991 1994


Nuclear Engineering Technician US Navy Submarine Service

1996 1998