2021 Annual Report
Board & Leadership
Meet Our Board of Directors
Tim Hemingway, Board President
Tim Hemingway is a long-time resident of the Holland area, who has also lived in Brazil, California and Texas. Tim worked for SAF Holland for 31 years in various roles including General Manager of Texas Operations, Vice President International, President of Holland USA and President of Global Aftermarket Business for SAF Holland. Tim served on the Board of Directors for TMD Friction, Luxembourg and currently serves on the board of the Holland Community Aquatic Center. He also volunteers with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holland.
PJ Thompson, Board Vice President
PJ Thompson was raised in Holland, Michigan and educated in the Holland Public Schools. After earning a BA in Economics at Albion College and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, PJ started his career as a CPA with Price Waterhouse based in Charlotte, NC. His specialization was manufacturing systems for global clients enabling PJ to travel, work and live in multiple countries. In 1997, he moved back to the Holland area to join Trans-Matic Mfg, Co., which was founded in 1968 and is wholly owned by the Thompson Family. PJ became President of Trans-Matic in 2002 and currently serves in this capacity. Over the past two decades, Trans-Matic has expanded its operations to China and Mexico under his leadership. PJ and his wife Kristen reside in Holland’s Historical District.
Sue Franz, Board Member
A resident of Holland since 1997, Dr. Sue Franz is the Vice President of Chemical Technologies at Gentex Corporation in Zeeland. Prior to Gentex, she worked as an applications lab manager at Spectro Analytical Instruments in Fitchburg, MA. Sue received her PH.D. in Chemistry from Villanova University in Villanova, PA. She also earned her Master’s degree in Management from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids and Six Sigma black belt certification from Villanova University. Sue is actively involved in our community. She is a graduate of the Chamber’s West Coast Leadership program, serves as a board member for Ready For School of Holland, and is trustee of Community Foundation of Holland and Zeeland. Sue and her husband, Berthold, are founders of the Franz Family Scholarship, an endowed scholarship with the Holland and Zeeland Foundation. She is also a member of Rotary International.
Paul Lilly, Board Member
A Holland resident since 1987, Paul operated a cleaning and facility services business in Holland for 18 years, retiring in 2018 after selling the business. Paul worked with Herman Miller in their Facility Management Institute, Production and Customer Service operations for 21 years. As part of the original Holland Sustainability Committee, he helped develop the Community Energy Plan and the Sustainability Framework. Paul has been active in the Macatawa Watershed Project, serving on the education and technical teams. He holds a BS and MS in Resource Development from Michigan State University with focus on Water Resource Management, and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Carolyn Maalouf, Board Member
A Holland resident since 1991, Carolyn has enjoyed living and raising her family in West Michigan. She joined Herman Miller, Inc. immediately upon earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. Carolyn has served many roles and product initiatives during her 35 years at Herman Miller, where she continues to work as a senior researcher in Product R&D.
Bob Shilander, Ex Officio Board Member
Bob Shilander and his family have lived in Park Township for 15 years—moving to and from Holland on three different occasions and returning upon retirement in 2011. He has spent 44 years in the design, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of electrical generation facilities of various fuel (coal, gas, oil, nuclear) and renewable (wood, refuse, solar, wind, and geothermal) design types. He has held corporate management positions ranging from engineering, construction management, supervision and ownership on power projects in the United States and overseas. He stays active in the power industry and with Ferris State University (graduating in Construction Management in 1969) by serving on the Advisory Board for the School of Engineering & Built Environment and as an ICEE Accreditation Team Member. Bob has been an active member of the Knights of Columbus for 25 years and an active (and founding) member at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. After retirement, giving back through volunteerism has been Job One throughout the West Michigan Community.
Meet Our Executive Staff
30 Years with HBPW
- Lakeshore Advantage Board of Directors
- Chair of Michigan Public Power Agency (MPPA)
Dave leads Holland Board of Public Works by living the organization’s core values and with a dedication to the community of Holland. He started as an engineering intern, honing his experience through various positions within the company that prepared him for his role as General Manager. Dave has a passion for public engagement. He strives to understand the needs and wants of the people of Holland when making decisions that have a major impact. His leadership in community engagement is seen in the P21 Decision that resulted in Holland Energy Park, Waterfront Holland, and the current Holland Community Broadband exploration.
Utility Services Director
9 Years With HBPW
- MMEA – Vice President – Michigan Municipal Electric Association Board of Directors
- APPA – Chair of the Environmental Committee for the 2022 American Public Power Association Engineering and Operations conference
- West Coast Chamber of Commerce – Member of the Public Policy Committee
Utility Services is focused on all the customer-facing activities of the HBPW. They strive to provide exceptional customer service and reliable electric, water, waste water and broadband utilities. They continually evaluate the assets providing service, and plan for upgrades and renewal to continue to deliver affordable and reliable utility services to our customers.
Ted enjoys the variety that comes with working with four different utilities. There is never a shortage of challenges and the uniqueness of each utility keeps each of his days interesting. The knowledge that they are able to make a difference in the community is another great benefit of working at HBPW.
Business Services Director
23 years With HBPW
- LCoP – Steering Committee Member for the Ottawa County DEI Office Learning Communities of Practice Cohort
Becky feels fortunate working at Holland Board of Public Works where she has had many opportunities to use her passion for serving others and engaging with people. HBPW’s focus on customers and the community really shines through in everything they do. She enjoys working with the team and building a culture where they can learn and grow and serve together.
13 Years With HBPW
- MWEA – President of the Michigan Water Environment Association Board of Directors
- MPPA – Alternate Commissioner on the Michigan Public Power Agency Board of Commissioners
- Holland Water System Advisory Council
As someone driven by community service, continuous improvement, and sustainability, Joel has always been drawn to public utilities. Working at Holland BPW has allowed him to channel those passions into service for the incredible Holland community. It also has allowed him to be surrounded by an outstanding staff of utility professionals that are similarly passionate about the Holland community and the services that they provide.
5 Years With HBPW
- Holland Rotary Club
- MML – Energy & Environment Committee
HBPW is the second municipal utility that Charles has worked for. The utility business is complex and rapidly evolving, providing an intellectually challenging work environment, which he enjoys. His primary driver for being in the municipal side of the utility business is the public service aspect. Every dollar that comes into HBPW is spent for the customers’ benefit, and HBPW’s actions affect the quality of their neighbors’ daily lives. That is the lens Charles looks through every day when evaluating the business decisions he makes as an HBPW employee.