Doug Venjohn

Doug Venjohn started at Westar Energy 34 years ago as a relay technician and now serves as manager of transmission and substation predictive maintenance. Frequently, he has worked on special projects such as designing an automated communication system to check substation systems using nightly calls from modems, because fiber was not yet an option. He also has worked with coauthor Chris Marshall when critical large transformers have failed and quick response is needed to maintain the stability of the transmission system until repairs or replacements can be made. Venjohn earned his associate’s degree in electronics.