The Grays Harbor Public Utility District has filled a key spot on its senior leadership team by hiring Schuyler Burkhart to serve as the District’s Engineering Manager. Burkhart comes to Grays Harbor from Tacoma Power, where he serves as a senior supervisor in the Transmission & Distribution section. His first day with the District will be March 31st.
“This is a great day for the Grays Harbor PUD. The hiring of Schuyler Burkhart is a tremendous addition for the District and for Grays Harbor and finalizes the team that will lead the PUD for the foreseeable future,” said Commission President Russ Skolrood. “Schuyler brings with him a track record of success as both an engineer and a supervisor. I think he is a great fit for Grays Harbor and I can’t wait to begin working with him.”
A Washington native, Burkhart is a graduate of Tacoma Community College and the University of Washington. Over a 20 year career he has served as an engineer in several transmission and distribution roles, supervised engineering and operations teams for 7 years, has actively recruited professional positions and college interns. Schuyler's experience in the last 10 years was in Transmission & Distribution substation engineering; project management; and supervising engineering and meter, relay, and line service crews. “I am absolutely thrilled with the addition of Schuyler Burkhart to our Grays Harbor team,” said District General Manager Dave Ward. “In filling this position, we were looking for a blend of professional excellence, vision and personality. We found that in Schuyler. Your PUD will benefit tremendously from his hiring.”
As Engineering Manager, Burkhart will supervise a 15 person staff and plan, direct, coordinate and manage Engineering work and resource requirements to ensure efficient and safe use of District resources for the most cost-effective operation of the District.