Ambassador Program

Novinium seeks to build, grow, and sustain a culture of safety, quality, and productivity. The Ambassador Program has been created in order to foster this culture and support field operations employees as they are elevated to positions of leadership.

Novinium Ambassadors are top performers selected to work directly with field teams to observe, comment, teach, and learn in everyday field situations. During a committed four-month rotation, Ambassadors conduct on-the-job training to support ongoing work projects and demonstrate an approach that builds camaraderie and pride within the Novinium team.

Training Masters
Barry Thompson

Training Master, Technical Training

Barry Thompson has been a Journeyman Lineman for the past 30 years. Since his start with Novinium in 2011, Barry has worked in the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada as a Crew Lead, Team Manager, and most recently as Area Manager. He also has been a significant leader in the NoBS program serving on the Design Team, Steering Committee, as an Advocate, and a Trainer. He fulfills the great demand to provide best-in-industry training for our highly specialized workforce as Training Master for the Technical Training Department.

Matt Thomas

Training Master, Technical Training

Matt Thomas is a Journeyman Lineman who started with Novinium in 2011 as an Injection Technician and has since progressed to become an Area Manager in the Northeast Region. He has worked in Antarctica, Arkansas, and a few places in between. He fulfills a demand to provide best-in-industry training for our highly specialized workforce as Training Master for the Technical Training Department. Matt now claims the Dallas–Fort Worth area as home.

Ambassador Rotation: Sep - Dec 2016
Jordan Bradley

Injection Technician, Field Ops, Northeast

Jordan Bradley has been an employee with Novinium since 2013. He has taken part in Advanced Time Domain Reflectometer (TDR) training in Denver, CO, and Masters Training in Auburn, WA with Novinium’s most highly-qualified engineers. He has injected cable at many utilities throughout Canada including PowerStream, Hydro One Brampton, and London Hydro.

Mark Cantrell

Lineman, Field Ops, Texas

Mark Cantrell has been with Novinium for about 4 1/2 years and has worked on several jobs starting with Pepco, Xcel, Intermountain, Colorado Springs, Black Hills Energy, and Oncor. He has been on several special projects as well including Aerojet Rocketdyne in CA and the Wilkes Power Station in Jefferson, TX.

Bill Murray

Lineman, Field Ops, Texas

Bill Murray, based in Texas, has been a Journeyman Lineman with Novinium since 2011. He started with Dallas Power and Light, now Oncor, in December 1979 and has worked on their system for a total of 37 years. From working his way up to journeyman lineman in 1988, to injecting cable for Novinium in the present day, Bill looks forward to the opportunity to meet and learn from crews on different systems throughout the states.

Ambassador Rotation: Jun - Sep 2016
Corey Palmer

Injection Technician, Field Ops, Southwest

Corey Palmer is a Team Lead and Injection Technician in the Southwest region and started his injection career in 2008. Corey is based in Phoenix working at Salt River Project (SRP) where he and his team have been recognized for successfully injecting over 7 million feet of URD cable. Corey is also the current Chairman of the NoBS Steering Committee.

Ambassador Rotation: May - Aug 2016
Scott Pentecost

Injection Technician, Field Ops, Midwest

Scott Pentecost is a Team Lead and Injection Technician in the Midwest Region. He started his cable injection career in 2007 and has since worked various projects including NStar Martha’s Vineyard, Public Service New Hampshire, Commonwealth Edison, City of St. Charles, Kansas City Power and Light, Rochester Public Utilities, and Madison Gas and Electric.

Ambassador Rotation: Feb - May 2016
Robert Wright

Lineman, Field Ops, Southwest

Robert Wright comes from a long line of experienced electrical field workers. His father is a Journeyman Lineman, his grandfather was a Journeyman Electrician, and two of his uncles were Operators. He has been in line work for over 20 years, and has worked for Novinium for six years. During his time with the company he has held the positions of Lead Lineman, Team Lead, and is currently on the Novinium Safety Council.

Ambassador Rotation: Jan - Apr 2016
Matt Wood

Lineman, Field Ops, Northeast

Matt Wood began with Novinium in the Northeast Region, working in the Boston area, Cape Cod, New York, New Hampshire, and Cincinnati. Before joining Novinium in 2014, he worked as a lineman at a local coop just south of Atlanta serving over 75,000 customers. He started out as a Groundman in 2001 and worked his way up through the years to Journeyman Lineman. In addition, Matt has Troubleman experience working underground installs and fault finding for over two years.