About Us

TRANSMISSION | DISTRIBUTION | SUBSTATIONS

History

  • 100% dedicated to the Powerline Sector, CSI is the 15 year old leader in Powerline Workforce Assignment. Our visionary team pioneered the industry, our expansive network and unique co-employment approach keeps CSI at the forefront.
  • Contractors that partner with CSI benefit from access to thousands of highly-skilled powerline workers.
  • Employees that work at CSI benefit from access to hundreds of exciting assignments and career development opportunities with North America’s leading powerline contractors.

What We Do

  • 5KV – 500KV
  • Electric Transmission, Distribution, and Substations
  • Overhead and Underground
  • Construction and Maintenance
  • Storm Response

Safety

Safe behavior is the lifeline of our workforce, and the workforce is our lifeblood at CSI. Our industry leading performance reflects CSI’s unwavering commitment to the safety of employees, customers, and the public. In conjunction with our customers, CSI utilizes today’s most comprehensive and advanced T&D safety practices and programs available. Our most important objective is making Safe Behavior the cultural trait that Defines CSI Powerline’s extensive Workforce.

Diversity & Inclusion

Our diverse workforce, in the office and the field, proves CSI’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. While our team epitomizes diversity, we share the common trait of working hard, and a common goal of being the best at what we do.

We proudly support our affiliate company and Woman Owned Business (WOSB/WBE), High Voltage Powerline Inc.

Our Team

Dan Sager Principal
Dan is a former Sr. Executive for a Fortune 500 company in the computer industry. He holds a BS in Finance/Marketing from the University of Colorado. His expertise and experience in finance, marketing , and organizational development are evident in the key leadership role he assumes at CSI. He’s a long-standing member of the Entrepreneurs Organization, and makes noteworthy civic contributions through his active community involvement.

dsager@csipowerline.com

Ann Sanders Director of Finance
For more than five years Ann has filled a vital role at CSI as the leader of all accounting functions. She graduated from Eastern Washington University with a degree in Professional Accounting/Business Administration. Before joining our team she spent many years in the wholesale beverage distribution industry, as well as lumber and plastics manufacturing. She has two wonderful children and a grandchild that she loves spending time with. She enjoys travel, home improvement projects, four wheeling, and walking her dog. Her constant dedication, focus, and attention to detail are key to CSI’s success and continued growth

asanders@csipowerline.com

Phil Panek President/CEO
Phil is a seasoned Senior Executive with over 25 years of proven success in sales, marketing, business development, and executive management. He has extensive experience managing the end to end operations, including the design, implementation and on-going management of cutting edge business concepts. He holds a BS in Business Management from Arizona State University, and is a former leader in the nation’s real estate market. Phil’s visionary leadership and implementation of CSI’s unique co-employment approach forged CSI’s course as the industry leader.

ppanek@csipowerline.com

Megan Islas Administration Manager
Megan ensures our business operations run smoothly on a daily basis. She also leads our Project Coordination team, and manages frontline engagements with many employees and customers. Prior to joining CSI, Megan was a Field Office Manager for a $1B hospital construction project in Dallas, TX. Megan started her career as a pilot and is a Certified Flight and Ground Instructor. She currently holds Airplane Single and Multi-Engine Land Ratings. Additionally, Megan is a certified welder. Her bold nature and breadth of knowledge and experience strengthen CSI at its core.

mislas@csipowerline.com

Blake H. Leake COO
Blake is an industry expert, bringing more than 35 years T&D experience to CSI. He has an extensive background, rooted in powerline work as a Journeyman T&D Lineman, with 25-years experience in project management, contract management, and utility program development throughout North America. He's an active IEEE member and holds unlimited electrical contractor licenses in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and Florida.

bleake@csipowerline.com

602-628-1505

Cheyenne Degraff Recruiting Manager
Driven by achievement, Cheyenne started her first company at the age of 12 as a swim instructor. Then she became a PAC-12 all academic swim star while obtaining a BS in Marketing at Arizona State University. Her entrepreneurial spirit, natural leadership ability, and competitive drive serve her well at CSI. She leads the recruiting team and manages the recruiting business processes , while constantly engaged with her team, candidates, employees, and customers.

cdegraff@csipowerline.com

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