Meet Our Team
Our team of highly qualified professionals offer the best customer service to our clients. Each member of the RPM team brings their unique level of expertise and personality that makes our company different. Take a look!
JD DODSON | President
JD brings an extensive background of marketing and energy expertise to Rapid Power Management as he helped start up Reliant’s North Texas operations a year before deregulation started in the state. JD earned a BBA in Marketing from the University of Houston Clear Lake in ’91, an MBA in International Business Management from the University of Texas at Dallas in ’00. In the Energy field, he has attained a CEM certification (Certified Energy Manager) in December of 2006 and a CLEP certification (Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional) in 2007.
Senior Energy Manager
MICHAEL BOWMAN Senior Energy Manager
Mike joined RPM in August 2007, bringing 14 years of sales background from the energy and manufacturing industries. Most notable is his power factor correction experience where he assisted clients in reducing energy costs, by improving power factor efficiency. He was instrumental in the analysis and implementation of over 100 power factor correction projects in 20 different utilities. His client base consisted of many of the most well known names in commercial real estate, retail, healthcare, and manufacturing. Prior to that, Mike spent nine years as a manufacturer’s representative serving clients in the oil & gas, heavy equipment, electronics, and semiconductor industries. His background and commitment to customer objectives make him a great asset to RPM and our clients.
Director of Energy Services
JARED PATTERSON Director Of Energy Services
Jared Patterson, a graduate of Texas A&M University, joined the RPM team in 2008 and brings experience and knowledge gained in the wholesale electricity and natural gas marketing fields. His knowledge of today’s energy market and regulations as well as their effects on commercial and industrial end users, makes him a valued asset to our clients. Since joining RPM, Jared has served on the Board of Directors for the Texas Electricity Professionals Association and the North Texas Association of Energy Engineers; where he served as President in 2013. Jared also served his community on the Sachse, Texas City Council from 2009 to 2013.
Field Service Manager
MICHAEL PULLEN Field Service Manager
Michael joined RPM in January 2016, bringing 45 years of experience in the electrical construction and service industry. His background includes estimation, purchasing, and project management. He holds a master electricians license in the state of Texas. His knowledge in the manufacturing sector, which includes; corrugated, plastics, printing, and bakeries, make him a valuable, value-add to our clients. Specifically with power factor, predominant use (sales tax recovery) and lighting retrofit projects.
BRETT THOMPSON Energy Manager
Brett Thompson is a graduate of the McCoy College of Business Administration at Texas State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in economics and is a Pi Kappa Phi alumni. He joined RPM in June 2015 as an Associate Energy Manager and brings experience from his time in the customer service and hospitality industries. Brett contributes beneficial customer relationship management and organizational skills to our team. Most notably, Brett’s economics expertise and understanding of the business cycle make him a valuable resource for economic trends in the marketplace.
STEVE NEVIL Energy Manager
Steve Nevil, a graduate of The University of Texas at Arlington, joined RPM as an Energy Manager and has spent the last 21 years in a variety of positions including Operations, Logistic Efficiencies, Marketing, Sales and Sales Management. His experience includes both direct manufacturing and distribution models within multiple industry sectors. His employment history includes smaller individually owned companies to multi-national conglomerates with revenues in excess of $90B annually. Steve’s extensive business acumen and customer centric passion to create and implement proven solutions make him a great asset to our clients.
BRIAN WRIGHT Energy Manager
Brian Wright is a graduate of The University of North Texas and joined the RPM team as an Energy Manager in 2016. He brings experience in multiple industry sectors, including; direct manufacturing and industrial distribution market. Brian’s business acumen and technical knowledge make him a great asset and beneficial resource for our clients.
KATIE CASSE Energy Manager
Katie Casse earned a BA in Journalism from Texas Tech University. She originally worked for RPM from July of 2011 to July of 2015 and then re-joined the company in May of 2017. She has a versatile energy background; including an understanding of contract negotiations, familiarity with pricing and risk components, and a knowledge of unique product offerings. Her wide array of knowledge and experience make her a key asset to the company and a valuable resource for our clients.
CRYSTAL RENYER Pricing Analyst
Crystal joined Rapid Power Management as a Pricing Coordinator in February 2015. She brings an extensive experience in accounting which helps with both pricing and contract negotiation. Her prior participation in fast-paced environments and attention to detail make her an invaluable asset to the RPM team. Crystal earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The University of Texas at Dallas in 2008.
Energy Services Associate
CODY BURDETT Energy Services Associate
Cody received his BA in Marketing from Angelo State University, and joined RPM shortly after. While studying in Angelo State, Cody studied International Business in Europe where he visited many countries. He has a strong background in sales and in high-paced environments. His exceptional technical and interpersonal skills make him a valuable asset to the team and to our clients.
CHRISTA TAYLOR Operations Manager
Christa joined RPM as our office manager; handling day-to-day needs of the office as well as supporting the sales team. She has over 15 years of project management experience that were developed at a large cosmetics company, where she was brought in to oversee corporate benefit plans; including Profit Sharing and 401k. She transitioned to the Human Resources division, where she was responsible for recruiting, compensation analysis, and employee development. For the last 6 years, Christa held the role of Director of Operations for a mid-size manufacturing firm. Christa earned her BS in Business from the University of North Texas in 1991. Her husband and three daughters live in Prosper, Texas.
At RPM, Kristi supports the customer appreciation program, employee onboarding program and general office support. She is also busy supporting her husband, JD, and was a stay at home mother to their two wonderful daughters for many years. Prior to raising children, her background included distribution, merchandise planning and purchasing management. Kristi was raised in Plano, Texas and graduated from Texas State University in 1993.