About

Mission Driven

Our Leadership Team

We recognize that we have a voice, and that our mission can only be achieved if we foster a culture of diversity, equality and inclusion that starts at the top.

Matthew Turk

Matthew Turk

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Matthew Turk

Chief Operating Officer

Starting in 1991, Matthew has held various leadership roles, recently being named COO in May 2021.

During his tenure, he’s driven the safety culture, customer-focused service, as well as created the mentoring program to bring diversity into the workforce.

Matthew played an integral part in INTREN receiving industry awards: Exelon’s Safety Performance; ComEd’s Diverse Supplier; UCA’s Contractor of the Year. Individually he received El Valor’s Champion Award in 2021.

Matthew serves on the Fundraising Committees for El Valor and Raue Center and is a Trustee on the American Line Builders Chapter of NECA. Matthew was a Director (Contractor Rep) on the Illinois Julie Board from 2010 to 2021.

Matthew earned his B.A. from the University of Dayton, his M.A. from the Catholic University of America, and his C.B.A. from University of the Illinois School of Business. He resides in Crystal Lake with his wife of 36 years, Sheri.

Jennifer Ballard Croft

Jennifer Ballard Croft

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Jennifer Ballard Croft

Chief Legal & HR Officer

Jennifer is responsible for leading the strategic direction of INTREN’s legal and human resources organizations which includes managing legal compliance for the company, directing INTREN’s strategic legal initiatives, as well as overseeing talent management, leadership development, compensation, and benefits. Jennifer also executes DE&I strategies for the recruitment and retention of diverse talent and develops policies to foster a culture of inclusion at INTREN.

Most recently, Jennifer was the Chief of Staff and the Chief Diversity Officer for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, the nation’s second-largest prosecutor’s office.

Prior to entering public service, Jennifer was a Partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP where she focused her practice in the areas of labor and employment litigation and counseling.

Jennifer earned her Juris Doctor with a certificate in Health Law from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. She received her Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in Economics from Spelman College.

Dennis Bednarski

Dennis Bednarski

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Dennis Bednarski

SVP, Acquisitions

As Senior Vice President, Dennis is responsible for electric and gas operations coast-to-coast of a $600M private equity-owned utility contractor. Dennis’s business strategy is based on “coaching for success”. Key areas of focus are safety, training, efficiencies, customer satisfaction, and workforce development.

Dennis brings a wealth of experience from Municipal Government where he served as the General Manager of Electric Distribution, Water and Fleet to ComEd going from field to Regional Manager. Throughout his career, he has held numerous Union officer positions: Executive Committee and Board of Directors for both Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin (MEUW) and Wisconsin Public Power Incorporated (WPPI), past Chair of the Transmission and Distribution Committee for America Public Power Association (APPA), and numerous other boards and technical schools. He led many successful mergers and acquisitions during his career. Dennis earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from National Louis University.

Sean Hughes

Sean Hughes

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Sean Hughes

VP, Safety, Quality & Training

As Vice President of Safety, Quality and Training, Sean oversees the Fleet & Procurement and Safety & Quality departments and is dedicated to making INTREN the measure of excellence within the utility construction industry.

Sean Hughes joined INTREN in 2008 as Project Manager on the ComEd Assess, Treat and Replace (ATR) Program. In 2011 he managed the Cable Replacement Program and in 2013 he was promoted to Senior Project Manager over the entire ATR Program and ComEd Fault Initiative. In 2015 was promoted to ComEd Account Manager where he completed the 5-year scope of work on the Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act (EIMA).

Prior to his current career of 20 years in the electrical industry, Sean served in the U.S. Air Force.

Sarah Douglas

Sarah Douglas

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Sarah Douglas

VP, Business Development

Sarah is the Vice President of Business Development and has been with INTREN for more than eight years and in the Energy Industry for over 20 years. She started her career with Bechtel at the Nevada Test Site as a contractor for the Department of Energy and later joining ComEd as a Project Manager in Electric Distribution. In her current role at INTREN, Sarah is responsible for facilitating business growth by working together with clients as well as business partners to identify growth opportunities for the company. Prior to this role, Sarah as the Director of Professional Services, responsible for the growth, development and management of projects and contracts supporting engineering, procurement and construction, as well as leading a team of 70+ employees serving the premiere Utility on the West Coast. In addition, she leads INTREN’s Women’s Mentoring Program and co-leads INTREN’s Executive Women’s Group. Sarah was awarded the 2018 WEN Chicago POWERful Woman Award and was the recipient of the Rising Star Award in 2019. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys spending quality time with her husband and three young children.

Andy Carmean

Andy Carmean

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Andy Carmean

VP, Transmission & Operational Services

As Vice President of Transmission & Operational Services, Andy is responsible for the execution and growth of INTREN’s overhead Transmission, Substation, Vegetation Mgmt., and Electrical Testing divisions; plus additional related services with a focus on providing superior customer service to our vast list of clients.

Andy joined INTREN in 2018 through INTREN’s acquisition of Miller Construction Company, Inc. where he held his most recent position of President. Prior to his position of President, Andy held many leadership roles within the company including Vice President, Estimator, and Corporate Safety Director. He was instrumental in the creation and development of the Vegetation Management division which began operation in 2014 and the acquisition of the Di-Electrical Testing division (E.T.C.) which was acquired by Miller in 2007.

Prior to his career in the electrical utility contractor industry, Andy held leadership positions in various industries including Industrial Contracting and Domestic & International Manufacturing.

Andy earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Indiana State University. He is a member of American Line Builders Chapter of NECA and serves on both the American Line Builders 6th District Joint Safety Committee and the 6th District Subcommittee of the American Line Builders Apprenticeship Training Program. He also sits on the Board of Directors for Specialty Trades Insurance Company.

Jon Arnopolin

Jon Arnopolin

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Jon Arnopolin

VP, Controller

Jon is the Vice President/Controller and has been with INTREN for more than 20 years. In his current role, Jon is responsible for leading the strategic direction for all accounting matters for the company including Financial Statements, Treasury and Job Cost. Jon works closely with INTREN’s fellow leaders in driving continuous improvement of financial results and accuracy.

Prior to Jon’s career at INTREN, he was a leader in the manufacturing industry for 10 years. Jon received his Undergraduate Business Degree from the University of Kansas in 1993 and his Master’s in Accounting and Financial Management Degree from Keller Graduate School of Management in 2000. Jon has also been a registered CPA in Illinois since 2001.

Pansy Shah

Pansy Shah

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Pansy Shah

VP, Finance

Pansy is the Vice President of Finance at Intren. In her current role, she Pansy is responsible for leading both the Finance and Fleet organizations. In Finance, Pansy oversees the day-to-day financial management. Her responsibilities include maximizing Intren’s profits, managing risk and investment strategies, providing strategic direction for the organization’s growth plan and future, and tracking the overall financial health of the company. In Fleet, Pansy oversees the day-to-day fleet management. Her responsibilities include procurement of equipment to meet growth needs, ensuring compliance, and supporting Operations to ensure Intren utilizes and maintains equipment at the highest value.

Prior to this role, Pansy held two CFO positions, has over four years of investment banking experience, and over 20 years of experience holding various finance positions across corporate and services roles.

Pansy earned her Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and her Masters in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Our Mission

INTREN strives to lead change daily in our company, our industry, and our communities.

Testimonials

"The team did an excellent job meeting our rigorous schedule. Everyone gave 110 percent effort; I can honestly say this is the first job with no last minute fire drills. Everyone met and exceeded their milestones and commitments. I was truly amazed; everyone kept each other on their toes...always looking a couple steps ahead to make sure we had what we needed for the project. I would put this team up against anyone in the industry."


– ComEd –

"I was in a meeting with the city of Cincinnati and the Project Executive for the Street Car and he commented on the Vine Street closure last weekend. He said that he received nothing but praise from the property owners for the work that INTREN did during the closure. Good job."


– Duke Energy –

"We take our hats off to your company and the crew that relined our gas pipe and installed a new main gas valve in our home. The workers were among the most efficient and hardworking people I have seen in my eighty-two years. They were extremely courteous, knowledgeable and timed each step perfectly. They left our property in great condition which we appreciated very much."


– Homeowner in Lutherville, MD –

"Recently an INTREN crew was responsible for restoring our lawns after the Gas Company finished their work. They did a fantastic job. And, at all times were great. Not only was their workmanship very satisfactory, their willingness to do everything to please us was unbelievable. It was a pleasure working with them."


– Homeowner –

"Thank you very much for the outstanding job at Costco St. Charles. This was an especially difficult site job under a very tight schedule. The crew's work in the field, and INTREN's diligence at the coordination meetings were critical to our success with our valued client. I was very impressed with INTREN's performance on this job, and look forward to working with you again in the future."


– Novak Construction –

"The Village of Addison was very pleased with our association during the recent Lake Street road reconstruction. While the burial of the overhead utilities was a large undertaking, the reconnection of the secondary feeders to our commercial residents could have caused us a major problem. Securing your firm to make these connections made the transition transparent."


– The Village of Addison, Dpt. Of Public Works –

"I wanted to thank the team for their tireless work, their knowledge, professionalism and tolerance of difficult weather conditions. They worked from early morning until the evening. I am grateful for INTREN sending this crew and others to help us."


– Homeowner Affected by Hurricane Sandy –

"I wanted to thank the wonderful crew who restored power to Harris Road in Dresher, PA. They answered all of our crazy questions and restored power earlier than expected. We appreciate your hard work. Thank you for helping us in a time of need."


– Homeowner Affected by Hurricane Sandy –

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