Meet our team of experts
With over 200 years of combined experience, S.T. Cotter Turbine Service, Inc.’s cumulative knowledge is substantial, practical and utilized every day.
Nichole Cotter
Nichole Cotter
President
Nichole is a 12-year industry manager with experience in project and contract management. She has a business background and has traveled extensively for sale and marketing in this industry. Her financial background has enabled S.T. Cotter to simultaneously manage many large million dollar contracts across the country while broadening the capabilities of the company.
Her sales and marketing leadership has lead to many new customers as well as a new line of business. As president and CEO, Nichole has nearly doubled company sales.
Shawn Cotter
Shawn Cotter
Vice President, Operations
Shawn has been a member of Millwright local548 since 1991 where his apprenticeship was spent; He is a 3rd generation millwright and a second generation union contractor. He attended colleges in Minneapolis and St. Paul, were he studied in Business Management as well as Project Management. He has been trained in multiple welding certifications and positions as well as metallurgical aspects of IGT component repair. He has also been trained in steam path repairs by some of the industry icons as well as reciprocating compressor inspections. He has worked for OEM’s and non OEM’s and understands what customers really need as each one is different.
His project management skills have been learned by the book and the hard way, boots on the ground. He firmly believes in treating people the same way that he wants to be treated. He is fair in contract negotiations and when working with our millwrights. He also believes that here at S.T. Cotter we have some of the most talented craft and management folks working with us.
Shawn has 3 kids. He enjoys fishing in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter. Life is good.
Carla Watterud
Carla Watterud
Controller
Mike Cotter
Mike Cotter
Project Manager
Kat (Misty) Zwieg
Kat (Misty) Zwieg
Project Coordinator
Kat joined S.T. Cotter in February of 2015 and comes with a wide variety of experience including over 10 years of Project Coordination. Kat worked in the hand tool industry for over 15 years and she excited to be in a new field.

Kat is responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing all tasks that relate to each project; her fine-tuned organizational skills ensure every project runs smoothly.

Outside of work she enjoys boating, fishing, hunting and spending time with friends and family.

Rodney Johnson
Rodney Johnson
Vice President of Sales
Rodney joined the S.T. Cotter team in 2015 adding his experience of over 18 years in the Power Generation Arena to S.T. Cotter Sales and Marketing Team. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix along with multiple courses via EPRI, IRIS and Mechanical Dynamics and Analysis. His back ground is in generator service and repair. Rodney is responsible for managing sales and growing relationships with both existing and new customers; he is ready to answer any of your project questions.
On a personal level, Rodney enjoys spending time with his family and outdoor activities. He is fluent in Spanish and served a two year church mission in the Dominican Republic.
Missy Pemberton
Missy Pemberton
Internal Sales
Missy joined the S.T. Cotter team in June of 2012 as Inside Sales; she is involved working with current customers, developing new relationships, scheduling meetings, and supporting all sales and marketing representatives. Inside Sales has been a new change for her, which she is enjoying.
Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and friends, and being creative with pottery and sewing.
Zachery Yencho
Zachery Yencho
Tooling Material Manager
Zachary Yencho is the manager of all materials (tooling) and the facility at S.T. Cotter. He was raised in Maple Grove, MN and has a degree at Alexandria Tech in Alexandria, MN for Fluid Power and Automated systems. He is responsible for all tooling, inventory, servicing and calibration. His Training allows him to service all hydraulic tooling and teach and trouble shoot problems when tooling is in the field.
Dave Byerley
Dave Byerley
Project Manager/Sales

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