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
the $65 million electrical and controls portion of the Ste Genevieve plant
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
Chief Petty Officer at US Navy Reserves
1990 – 2004
Production Manager at Southdown /Cemex - Kosmos
Process Engineer at Southdown /Cemex - Kosmos
Electrical Engineering (BSEE degree at
Nuclear Engineering Technician – US Navy Submarine Service