Quanta Services Inc. announced Jan. 27 that its board of directors has named Redgie Probst as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). He had served as president of Quanta’s electric power division since March 2019. Probst succeeds Duke Austin, Quanta’s president and CEO, who had served as the company’s COO since 2013.
“I have worked closely with Redgie and admired his reputation in the industry prior to Quanta’s acquisition of Probst Electric in 2013. We share the same vision for operations with a focus on safety, operational excellence and culture,” Austin said. “Redgie has meaningfully contributed to Quanta’s success and has assumed increasingly larger roles in the organization, most recently as our President – Electric Power Division. I look forward to continuing to work closely with Redgie in his expanded role as COO and driving long-term value for our employees, customers and stockholders.”
Probst, 45, brings two decades of specialty contracting experience in the electric power infrastructure and other industries as a lineman, entrepreneur and executive.
“I am humbled by the confidence and trust that Duke and the Board of Directors have in me,” Probst said. “I am also honored and excited by the opportunity to help lead Quanta. We have an unmatched workforce of great people who are committed to providing comprehensive infrastructure solutions to meet the needs of our clients.”
Probst previously served as senior vice president of electric power at Quanta from May 2018 to March 2019 and as regional vice president of electric power from June 2016 until May 2018. He founded and served as president and CEO of Probst Electric Inc. from 2004 and Summit Line Construction Inc. from 2008, both of which Quanta acquired in November 2013. Probst attended Utah Valley University for its line workers program and is a certified Journeyman Lineman, Master Electrician and Journeyman Substation Technician.
Quanta Services is a leading specialized contracting services company, delivering comprehensive infrastructure solutions for the utility, renewable energy, communications, pipeline and energy industries. Quanta’s comprehensive services include designing, installing, repairing and maintaining energy and communications infrastructure. With operations throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and select other international markets, Quanta has the manpower, resources and expertise to safely complete projects that are local, regional, national or international in scope.Tags: Quanta Services