Ken Ziemann, our colleague, and friend passed away on August 9th. He was 62 … far too young to leave so soon. Ken had a long and amazing work life, virtually all of it spent in the world of large electrical equipment. He was a rare breed and we are proud that he spent his last years with us — his Dynapower family.
He leaves an amazing legacy. His memory as well as drive to keep every bit of information on design, test, and construction of his work is known by all who knew and worked with him. Drawings, designs, proposals, even test reports, were kept and cataloged. It is always amazing to learn their value now. We continue his tradition today; designing and building the next generation of high power transformer rectifiers.
Ken traveled the world, always willing and ready to go wherever the job required. He relished the opportunity to be with customers, many times knowing them for decades. Recently we learned of an opportunity to upgrade equipment that is 30 years old, still running but in need of modernization. Of course, the original equipment was designed, built, tested and started in the field by Ken. He had a deep passion for his work. He was proud of his designs and loved watching the team build what he designed, always there watching, teaching, making sure it was done right. His name was on every transformer, every big rectifier, and he was proud of that.
It was well earned.
A work ethic like what Ken brought every day is hard to find. He lived in actions, showing his team hard work and dedication — every day, day after day.
We will remember him.
We will miss him.
We will continue to value what he brought to us every day.
And, we thank him and his family for the time he spent with us.
and the entire Dynapower family.