Kim Bartak

Section Manager | California

About Kim

As a section manager at 1898 & Co., Kim gets to look over emerging technology in the distribution space to assist critical infrastructure industries.  

Kim attended Kansas State University, where she studied electrical and electronics engineering and computer engineering. Shortly thereafter, she earned her MBA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Kim worked as a process engineer, developing electronics for nuclear weapons, before moving into the power industry, where she has helped develop technology for distribution planning and grid modernization. 

How Kim helps her clients
Kim helps clients get the most out of their capital spending programs. Working with clients to optimize millions of dollars in investments, she focuses on supporting utility clients to help identify opportunities for efficiency. To support clients’ continued improvements, Kim also works to implement new software solutions and bring advanced technology to their future planning needs. 

What motivates Kim
Kim is motivated by her team and their willingness to find solutions for clients’ most challenging projects. She believes being empathetic is critical and tries to relate to her clients who are experiencing major issues. Kim and her team are invested in working together to support clients and help build reliable futures.

A little bit about Kim  
Kim’s favorite days are when she can spend time at the beach or exploring California. When not enjoying the outdoors, she’s always looking for a good book or working on a challenging jigsaw puzzle.



Specialties

Capital Asset Planning

Strategic Asset Management

Transmission & Distribution Planning


Published Work

Building a Case for People Change Management in Sustainable Capital Projects - White Paper