About Us

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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 – 500KVElectric Transmission, Distribution, and SubstationsOverhead and UndergroundConstruction and MaintenanceStorm 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.
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

Matt Kraus Recruiting Manager
Matt is a former Division 1 Student-Athlete at Arizona State University where he was Captain of the Wrestling Team, multiple time PAC-12 finalist, and multiple time National Qualifier.  He also holds a BA in Business Law from ASU. His leadership, hard work, and dedication qualities make a great fit for his role as Recruiting Manager here at CSI Powerline.


Derek Adler Recruiter
For more than three years Derek has been providing crucial manpower for CSI. Before joining our team he spent many years in the recruiting industry.  Initially specifying in the IT sector and since has moved on to high voltage manufacturing and maintenance. He has his hands full with three incredible children at home and one more on the way.  He adores spending time with his amazing family, camping and seeing the beautiful Arizona landscape.


Al Recruiter
Over the last 3 years, Albert has been a senior recruiter with CSI Powerline. He is originally from Inglewood California and moved to Arizona for a better life and new opportunity with school and sports. He attended Mesa Community College with a scholarship for football and a love for music. Before joining CSI, Albert worked in auto finance for 5 years. He enjoys going fishing and spending time with his beautiful wife and loving kids. His communication skills, consistent dedication, hard work and unique outlook to situations are key to why he is a valuable part of CSI Powerline.

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.

Olivia Krakowski HR Manager
Olivia grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago before heading off to Southeast Missouri State in Cape Girardeau, MO for college. After spending five years in Missouri, she decided to move to Arizona to live with her best friends. She quickly fell in love with Arizona and CSI Powerline because of our close knit family. She began working at CSI Powerline as the project coordinator before being promoted to HR Manger.

Janmarie Cappelli Payroll Admin
Since 2019, Janmarie has worked for CSI in the payroll department connecting with customers and helping employees with any payroll related issues, concerns or needs. Prior to joining CSI, Janmarie spent over 10 years in the Indian Gaming Industry having worked in Regulatory, Accounting and Customer Service. Jan’s strong work ethic, diverse skill set and spirit of cooperation make her an ideal member of the CSI Team. Janmarie has one child and enjoys spending time with her family, camping, boating and fishing.
Greg Ganter Recruiter
Greg is a Wisconsin Native who moved to Arizona in 2019. He’s a die hard Packers fan and has a great passion for sports. He competed in Track & Field at South Dakota State University and graduated with a degree in Hospitality Management and Marketing. He has managed over 60 employees to start his professional career at Water Street Brewery in Milwaukee, WI. He has a passion in his work to help others and find their next opportunity, which led him to his current position at CSI Powerline. He uses his creativity with digital marketing along with personable communication skills to help him excel at being a recruiter for CSI Powerline.

Archie Roberts COO
Archie is a practiced power lineman with over 25 years of experience. All ranging from Transmission to Distribution. He has knowledge in overhead, underground, maintenance, and new construction. On top of his experience in the power industry, he also was a co-owner for a small utility company. He also was in the construction industry for 15 years giving him many helpful skills. Archie has a strong belief of safe work that is practiced day in and day out of the industry. He has a positive attitude towards safety. With many years in this industry Archie is a great asset to CSI Powerline and is a great member of this team. 

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LUKE Faxon Chief Revenue Officer
Luke has 15+ years of recruiting and business development experience; including 8 years of experience in the power line industry.  He brings industry knowledge, a proven track record of success and a can-do attitude to the CSI Team.  Originally from Oregon he graduated from Bellevue University in Omaha, Nebraska with a BA in Sports Management and was a 2-time All American pitcher for the baseball team.

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.
Emily Hamel Recruiter/Marketing
Emily is originally from Southern California but quickly fell in love with Arizona after moving here to play Division 1 Volleyball at Grand Canyon University. She is married to her best friend and they are parents to their two beautiful fur babies! She loves to spend time continuing her passion in fitness and enjoying time with friends and family.  CSI Powerline is also a reason she fell in love with Arizona. CSI Powerline is like a family to her. She enjoys being able to see her co-workers every day and feels truly blessed to work for a company that genuinely cares for their employees. She loves meeting new people and learning new things and believes CSI Powerline gives her that opportunity every single day!

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