Board Bios

Bill Tippett – President

NCS, Inc.

 
Since founding the company in 1988, Bill is President of Networx Cabling Systems, Inc. (dba NCS, Inc.), based in Camp Verde, AZ. He holds a BA and MBA from the University of Arizona and is certified in most industry specific areas (competent person, OSHA 10 hour, etc.). Raised in Yuma, AZ, Bill currently resides in Camp Verde with his wife Nancy of 25 years and has two sons, Alec and Jack, who both work for their father’s company.

 

Jeanne Sapon – Vice President

DBA Construction

 
Ms. Sapon has more than 30 years’ experience in business development for the A/E/C industry in Phoenix. For the last four years, she has served as Business Development Manager for DBA Construction, Inc., a heavy civil construction firm based in Phoenix. Prior to that, she worked for Austin Bridge & Road (no longer operating in Arizona) and Sundt Construction. Educated in California, she attended Occidental College and moved to Arizona in 1979. Ms. Sapon is married and has two sons, Nicholas – 22 and Terrence – 33, both of whom still live in the Phoenix area, and two grandsons. When she isn’t working, Jeanne likes to play golf, hike and photograph wildlife.

 

Craig Snelson – Secretary/Treasurer

Tetra Tech Utility Construction, Inc.

 
Mr. Snelson has achieved 31 years in the utility construction industry specializing in all aspects of dry utilities construction, primarily telecommunications and power. Starting at the age of 19 as a laborer and quickly promoted up the ranks, Craig has held numerous management positions as well as being a business owner specializing in underground utilities construction. Currently employed as Arizona Operations Manager for Tetra Tech since January 2015, he is responsible for 80 employees and $15M in annual revenue. Craig is certified in most industry specific areas and is an Arizona licensed contractor and qualifying party for Tetra Tech licenses in Arizona and New Mexico. Craig has been married for 29 years with 3 children ages 26, 22, and 16. Hobbies include boating, hiking and golf.

 

Patrick Holmes – Executive Board Member

Team Fishel

 
Mr. Holmes has over 40 years’ experience in the utility construction industry. His experience is blended between electric utilities from Journeyman Lineman into upper management and utility coordination and project management. Several years were spent developing equipment and technologies associated with utility construction and damage prevention. Patrick has association management experience with UTCA and NUCA of Arizona as former executive director. He has a BS equivalent in Electrical Engineering. Currently Patrick is employed with Team Fishel and oversees the electric service replacement projects in the Phoenix metro area.

 

Bo Adams – Director

Vermeer Sales SW

 
Paul “Bo” Adams, Jr. is President and principal owner of Vermeer Sales Southwest, Inc., since November of 1994. Paul’s focus on the parts and service led to achieving Platinum Dealer level status while growing the company from a small location with 7 employees to 48 employees with 4 locations: Gilbert AZ, Albuquerque NM, El Paso Texas and Las Vegas Nevada. Paul is a member of North American Vermeer Dealers Association (NAVDA), member of FAWEDA, member of the Associated Equipment Dealers of Arizona (AEDA), and serves on the steering committee for Diesel Technology for Central Arizona College. Prior to joining Vermeer Sales Southwest, Paul was Senior Director of Hub Operations for Airborne Express out of Wilmington, Ohio, for 15 years. He grew up in Southern Ohio in a farming background and pursued studies in agriculture. He married his wife Christi in 1975, and they went on to have two children, Emily Renee and Jessica Lynn. Paul has always had a passion for automobiles and hunting. He enjoys watching and competing in all forms of auto racing.

 

Scott Fanning – Director

RC Auto

 
Scott has been serving the vehicle needs of Arizona businesses and their families since 1985. He and his staff at RC Auto Corporation have over 16,000 clients nationwide and has established relationships with many AZUCA members, some for over 20 years. Scott graduated with degrees in Marketing and Economics from Southern Oregon University and moved to Arizona in 1984. His family includes his wife Gayla and his daughter Shae whom many of you have met when she has helped out at our golf tournaments. Shae recently graduated from ASU and is working in NYC.

 

Justin Platchek – Director

BPG Designs

 
Mr. Platchek is the General Manager of BPG Designs, LLC based in Tempe, Arizona. He started his career with the US Air Force, in the 944th Fighter Wing, Civil Engineering Squadron . Justin joined the company in 2006, he worked his way through the various departments in the company, developing a deep knowledge of all aspects of the company’s operations. With each new position, he acquired additional responsibilities that contributed his knowledge and leadership skills. Justin’s work ethic, dedication and ability to successfully complete challenging projects led to his appointment as General Manager in 2012. Today, Justin oversees all facets of the day to day operations of the company, including the designs, construction, mapping, and administrative functions. He is involved in community activities and dedicates his time to charitable causes. In his spare time, he spends time with his wife and son. He enjoys golfing, deep sea fishing and spending time in the dunes.

 

Andrew Uster – Director

Reseco Advisors

 
Andrew has 15 years of commercial insurance experience that ranges from large account underwriting
to working for national and regional brokers. He has experience working with public and private corporations and specializes in construction and real estate. He has expertise in marketing and placement of Property & Casualty insurance products including guaranteed cost and loss sensitive programs. Andrew is active in many carrier/agents counsels and industry conferences. He has developed extensive relationships with national and regional carriers at the management and underwriting levels.

 

Arvid Veidmark, III – Director

SSC Global

 
Arvid has been a part of Arizona’s underground utility construction community for nearly his entire life. As the third generation owner of SSC Boring, a Phoenix based trenchless technology/vacuum potholing contractor, Arvid grew up in the business running projects in the field before taking over the estimating role in 1995 and now serving as Executive Vice President. Arvid brings his 30+ years of hands on underground and trenchless experience to many construction teams as a consultant, and to the Maricopa Association of Governments as a technical advisor on MAG Spec sections 602 and 608. Outside of the office, Arvid keeps busy with his wife and four children ages 16, 15, 13 and 11. He is an avid outdoorsman, hiker and hunter, as well as sharing his love of archery with youth through volunteer efforts with Saguaro Camp Cedarbrook where he serves as the vice-president on the board of directors. Arvid is also a USA Archery Level 2 certified coach and a USA Archery Judge.