Gerhard is actively involved in operational endeavors of each UP company and is a prominent member of the St. Louis business and construction services community. He brings valuable perspectives and insights as a former Director of Engineering at Ralston Purina and founding partner of Crown Electrical Contracting, which was purchased in 2011 by Power UP Electrical Contractors.
Gerhard earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Missouri. He has more than 13 years of experience managing facilities operations and construction projects at Ralston Purina and more than 30 years of experience designing, maintaining, and installing electrical systems.
He and his family are actively involved in a number of worthwhile church, community, and personal interests. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Evangelical Children’s Home and has been an active leader with the Boy Scouts of America since 1990.