Montrose, COLO.— Montrose County is proud to announce that Ken Norris, P.E. has been hired as the county's Director of Facilities and Construction Management. Norris was previously employed as the county manager and also the facilities director.
"Ken’s qualifications as a facilities director are exceptional," said Interim County Manager Jon Waschbusch. "In addition to the large capital projects he has managed for the county, he has overseen power generation and manufacturing facilities during his time in the private sector. We’re glad to be able to retain his expertise at Montrose County.”
Prior to moving to the public sector, Ken had a highly successful private sector career. Ken served as vice president of engineering and executive vice president of Colorado-Ute Electric Association. During this time, Ken oversaw hundreds of millions of dollars of construction as the Project Engineer for the Craig #1 and #2 powerplants as well as Hayden Unit #2. Ken later served as Manager of Engineering for Russell Stover Candies.
Ken has been awarded four patents by the USPTO and has published two books on the patent process. Ken was elected to four consecutive terms as a director of Delta-Montrose Electric Association where he served for 12 years. Mr. Norris is a licensed Professional Engineer in Colorado. Ken received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University and an MBA from the University of Colorado.
"The facilities team is one of the best and I'm proud to move forward as their leader," said Norris. "I'm looking forward to continuing to provide efficient and effective services to the county and public through our facilities as well as new projects in the near future."