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EXECUTIVE TEAM

PATRICK A. KInsley

CEO / President

Patrick Kinsley has served as President of I.B. Abel. since 2008. He has been a licensed Professional Engineer since 1988, and is currently licensed in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Pat brings more than 30 years of diversified experience in the construction and design field to I.B. Abel. He began his career working as a laborer for the family’s construction business while in high school. Pat has served in a gamut of positions including equipment operator, truck driver, mechanic, foreman, superintendent, project manager, estimator, inspector, surveyor, engineer, vice president, and owner’s representative on a broad range of construction projects.  He earned a degree in engineering from Villanova University.

Robert L. Zillweger

Chief Operating Officer

Rob Zillweger currently serves as I.B. Abel’s Chief Operating Officer. Robert has experience as an IBEW Journeyman Lineman with completion certificates from the Federal Department of Labor, Pennsylvania Department of Labor, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Robert has been with IB Abel since 2010, last serving as the Director of Safety & Quality. He is an active partner representing I.B. Abel in the statewide Keystone Utilities Partnership and also served as the point of contact to process funding for Statewide Crane Operator Training for eligible participants. Robert is a Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP).

Dennis L. Geiger, Jr.

Vice President, Business Development

Dennis Geiger has been with I.B. Abel since 1990, and currently serves as Vice President, Business Development. He previously held the position of Vice President, Electrical Services for 12 years overseeing our commercial, industrial and substation work. He holds an Associate of Applied Science Degree from the Pennsylvania College of Technology and has completed a five-year electrical apprenticeship program with I.B. Abel. Dennis has hands-on experience in the HVAC and electrical fields, in addition to a background in electrical estimating and project management.

Jeffrey L. Zarfoss, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Jeffrey Zarfoss has been with I.B. Abel since 2009 as the Chief Financial Officer. Jeff spent his first 11 years performing audit and tax services at a regional public accounting firm, where he held the position of Senior Manager. He is also a Certified Public Accountant with more than 17 years of financial experience in the construction field. Jeff earned a Bachelor’s of Science and Business Administration in Accounting from Shippensburg University.

Waylon Boyer

Vice President, Electrical Services

Waylon Boyer joined the IB Abel team in 2019 and serves as the Vice President of Electrical Services. Waylon became an IBEW Local 5 member in 2002 and completed a five year apprenticeship before going on to hold positions of Journeyman, Foremen, General Foreman, Superintendent, Project Manager, and Senior Project Manager. He has vast experience in electrical construction including sporting venues, hospitals, casinos, and hyperscale data centers for nationally recognized clients.

James R. Trebilcock

Vice President, Communication Division

James Trebilcock has been with I.B. Abel since 1990, and has served as Vice President of the Communications Division since 2006. His experience is well-rounded having served in the positions of Estimator, Project Manager, and Division Manager. Jim completed the I.B. Abel five-year electrical apprenticeship program, various trainings through BICSI (Building Industry Consulting Services International), and earned his RCDD (Registered Communication Distribution Designer) Certification in 2000. He has a background in communication and electrical construction with experience working in the field since 1988.

Jason P. Motter

Vice President, Utility Services

Jason Motter currently serves as I.B. Abel’s Vice President of Utility Services. Jason has experience as an IBEW Journeyman Lineman from Local Union 126. He has been with I.B. Abel since 2010 and has worked as a foreman, estimator, project manager, manager of project management, WEEVE manager, distribution operations manager and regional director. Jason has worked in the outside electrical construction field since 2005.

Ryan Jones

Vice President, Substation Services

Ryan Jones joined I.B. Abel in 2017 and currently serves as Vice President, Substation Services. Ryan has worked in the electric utility industry since 2003. He has wide range of experience in the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of electrical systems. Ryan earned an electrical engineering degree from Villanova University.

Stephanie Kennedy

Vice President, Human Resources

Stephanie Kennedy joined I.B. Abel in 2020 and currently serves as the Vice President of Human Resources. Stephanie has over 20 years of progressive Human Resources experience including achievements in Organizational and Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition, Succession Planning and Employee Engagement. Stephanie earned her Bachelor of Arts in Organizational/Leadership Studies from the University of Wisconsin Parkside and her Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Keller Graduate School of Management. Stephanie has also maintained her SPHR Certification since 2014.