Eric Cowan serves as Vice President of Field Operations for G2 Integrated Solutions. He has almost 20 years of experience working, supervising, and overseeing in the natural gas and electric utility industries.
Eric joined the G2-IS team in 2003 and his first project was the GPS collection of over 6 million feet of existing underground gas facilities across Arizona. During this time, Eric worked with other gas companies across the west coast to create GPS As-Built programs that collected data while the facilities were still open. Unfortunately, at that time the GPS collection was ahead of most of the utilities mapping systems and the collected data was not easily used. One of the original employees at Frontline Energy Services, which joined G2-IS in 2014, Eric has worn many hats throughout the last 16 years, including construction management, system design, surveying/GPS collection, and field services.
Eric currently oversees the field inspection services for G2 Integrated Solutions across their service territory, which spans across the United States. Some of the larger field work includes third party inspection of both plastic and steel, cross country steel inspection, GPS and asset verification, environmental inspection, API 650/653 inspection and oversight, among others. Eric has developed and led the supervision and work of many teams that have streamlined and defined work processes, allowing the field employees to perform their duties more safely while providing their clients quality services at an equitable rate.
Eric went to school for Architectural and Mechanical drafting and started his career as a drafter/designer for a local cable company. Once he completed his education, he began working for the local natural gas company as an engineering technician. For five years he was responsible for design and as-builts for several new city and town buildouts. As the buildouts were being completed, Eric began working on their GIS migration and was a key employee in migrating from a paper/CAD-based mapping system to a full-blown GIS system in GE Smallworld.