Meet The Team
Ed joined Lion Power Services, LLC (Lion) as President in November 2019. Prior to joining Lion, Ed was President of PowerLine Services, Inc., one of the largest transmission and distribution contractors in the US from 2016 to 2019. From 2010 to 2016 he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Quanta Power, Inc. where he oversaw five Quanta Services, Inc. operating units that built large utility scale solar projects, electrical infrastructure for data centers, airports, commercial projects and hospitals as well as transmission, distribution and substations for utilities. Prior to his recruitment to Quanta, Ed was President and CEO of Will Construction Management, Inc. (WCM) for 24 years. WCM provided general contracting and construction management services for large commercial projects throughout the U.S.
Ed holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Structural Engineering from the University of Illinois.
VP of Business Development
Shawn Mangan joined Lion Power Services, LLC in January of 2020 with more than 30 years of experience in Business Development, Contract Management and Construction Supervision for various power, infrastructure, industrial, and chemical projects. Prior to Lion Power Services, Shawn held the position as Vice President of Business Development for Primoris Renewable Energy a full-service engineering, procurement and construction company serving both the renewable energy and energy storage markets. During his career Shawn also worked for the leading global EPC firms such as Worley Parsons, Fluor and Bechtel and for Calpine one of Americas largest generators of Electricity. Shawn holds a BA in Political Science from Temple University.
VP of Transmission Operations
Tom joined Lion Power Services in January of 2020. Tom’s utility career started in site protection and safety at a Nuclear Power Plant with a large investor owned utility. After five years inside the plant, he decided to peruse the challenge of being a lineman. Tom started out as a groundman for a large contractor in Florida and worked his way up through the ranks to general foreman. During this timeframe, he learned all facets of transmission including live line barehand, hot stick techniques and distribution including both overhead and underground.
Tom then moved into construction management with a continued focus on field operations. In his role, Tom also works closely with estimators, Project Managers and Executive management to ensure estimates are accurate while Projects are completed both safely and profitably.
Tom oversees the project management and construction management teams to ensure accurate project execution and resource planning. Tom’s superb and dynamic leadership ability motivates the teams to achieve the highest possible results.
Tom enlisted and proudly served in the United States Marine Corps and completed multiple worldwide deployments.
VP of Safety
Donald C.J. Burling- Vice President Safety
C.J. joined Lion Power Services in January of 2020 as the Vice President of Safety. He is a highly accomplished Safety professional with more than 15 years of safety leadership. C.J. is responsible for all of the Lion Power Services, LLC workplace Safety Management and leads our team in creating strategic alliances with our Organizational leaders and partners. Prior to Joining Lion Power Services C.J. held the title of Director of Safety for Linetec Services in Alexandria, Louisiana.
Throughout his Career C.J. has earned several accreditations and certifications in Safety Program Management and Environmental Health. Early in his career C.J. spent nearly 20 years as a Fire Fighter and rose to the position of a Fire Safety Officer
C.J. served in the United States Airforce from 1986 to 1992. He earned a BS in Professional Aeronautics and MS in Aviation Safety Systems & Aviation Business Management from Embry - Riddle Aeronautical University.
Through his dedication and leadership C.J. has created and implemented a best in class safety strategy for the Lion Power Services organization.
Britney joined the Lion Power Services HR Team in August of 2019. She has over three years of human resources management and experience. Britney has experience working with Human Resources Information Systems (“HRIS”) and in the role of Human Resources Generalist. She possesses expertise in managing and maximizing employee performance and engagement, and the delivery of superior internal customer service.
Prior to joining the Lion Power Services team, Britney’s work history includes an extensive background in the legal field. She was an active paralegal for 12 years and was employed the last eight years with Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, where she assisted daily in the legal team functionality. She has knowledge of several types of law which include, Litigation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate, Oil & Gas, Environmental, and Western District of Oklahoma Bankruptcy.
Britney attended Southern Nazarene University and is currently working on her certification of completion for Society for Human Resources Management - Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).
Melissa Goyer joins Lion Power Services, LLC with 15 years’ experience in progressive accounting roles within the Construction, Real Estate and Energy industries. Prior to joining Lion Power Services, Melissa most recently served as Director of Accounting at Patterson-UTI Energy and Seventy-Seven Energy working in both domestic and international oilfield services. Melissa is a Certified Management Accountant and holds a BS in Accounting from Texas A&M University.
Director of Estimating
Jeff Thai- Director Estimating
Jeff Joined Lion Power Services in May of 2020 as the Director of Estimating. He brings nearly 10 years of Engineering, Project Cost Control and Estimating experience to the organization. During his career Jeff has worked on several large transmission, substation and distribution projects across the US.
Prior to joining Lion Power Services, Jeff was a Project Manager at Primoris T&D and earlier in his career worked for Powerline Services and Isolux Corsan USA.
He holds a North Carolina General Contractors license and a Florida Tower Specialty Contractor’s license.
Jeff Graduated in 2012 with a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University.
Christina Johnson, Assistant Controller
Lion Power Services
Christina joined Lion Power Services in October of 2019 as Assistant Controller. She brings 25 years of experience in management, accounting and analysis. Christina’s previous work experience was with SPN Well Services, Richland Resources Corp., Koppers Inc. and Wendcoast Management. She has extensive knowledge in ERP experience, accounts payable/receivable, financial reporting, project management, analysis and other accounting functions.
Christina earned her Master of Business Administration in Accounting Concentration from the University of Central Oklahoma. She CPA eligible. Her additional training is in managing inventories and cycle counts and time management and organizational skills.
Our Sustainability practices also applies to our employees. By offering comprehensive benefits and training along with career advancement opportunities to all of our employees we are able to attract and retain our greatest asset, our employees.