Senior Vice President
Mark Soetenga has been with Potelco since July of 2001, joining the company as a division manager. Mark has since held the title of Director of Operations, Vice President of Utility Operations, and Senior Vice President of Operations. Mark started his career in the Midwest working in the pipeline industry. Having worked across most of the United States building pipelines and gas distribution systems, Mark and his family settled in the northwest in 1997. After spending 4 years as the regional manager with Loy Clark Pipeline Company (a wholly owned subsidiary of Montana-Dakota Utilities) Mark accepted an opportunity to join Potelco as member of the team built to service the unique outsourcing contract that Quanta negotiated with Puget Sound Energy. Mark is or has been a member of various industry organizations including Western Energy, Distribution Contractors Associations, Pipeline Contractors Association, National Underground Contractors Associations and others. Mark is also recognized by FEMA as a member of the Disaster Management Team for Electric Power Systems.