Kevin Durling and Ron Hyde, two longtime Alaska business entrepreneurs, joined the Kelly Tshibaka for Senate campaign as co-chairs, the campaign announced today.
Anchorage resident Kevin Durling is a 44-year resident of Alaska and owner of two businesses supporting diverse aspects of Alaska’s economy. His life in Alaska began in the field of resource development as a subsurface survey manager and service representative in Prudhoe Bay.
Durling joined Petroleum Equipment Services, Inc. and became president, concentrating on facilitating services and technology with Alaska’s oil and gas sector.
PESI created Alaska Services and Technology, LLC in Kenai to offer an environmentally safe method of cleaning and recycling thread-protectors. He purchased a welding and fabrication facility in North Pole and he is looking forward to expanding the capabilities of Universal Welding and Fabrication Alaska, LLC.
Kenai Peninsula’s Ron Hyde has over 35 years of experience in managing logistics throughout Alaska and the Pacific Rim. In 2002, Ron founded PRL Logistics, Inc. PRL specializes in “the last tactical mile” providing comprehensive support for extremely complicated, remote projects with limited infrastructure.
His background in logistics includes extensive knowledge in remote and urban transportation planning, procuring, risk management, insurance and managing the following: marine operations, air support, overland transportation, turnkey remote camp design, construction, operation and maintenance, radio and satellite communication, remote medical evacuation and safety and management of waste material transportation and disposal operations.
Hyde led his team to support all concepts of remote sustainment, workforce logistics and training, and material logistics on major projects in oil and gas, mining, U.S. defense projects, and government programs.
Tshibaka is running as a Republican, endorsed by former President Donald Trump and the Alaska Republican Party, against incumbent Lisa Murkowski.