My Hallam Story

Tim Pochop | Control Panel Shop Foreman

Hello fellow Hallamites and others; my name is Timothy Pochop and I joined the company in the fall of 96' as a field technician in the VT office. In 1995 I supervised electrical tooling installs in cleanrooms for a contractor at the Essex Jct, VT Global Foundry plant. I noticed a small company working around us with the ICS name on their white hardhats. Before I had a chance to inquire, my wife asked me one day if I had heard of a company called Hallam Associates. After a little research it turned out Tink Pelkey was literally my neighbor and Dave Hallam was a business contact for my wife. After putting 2 and 2 together I interviewed with Hallam and was brought on board.

After being involved in the many diversified aspects of a large industrial complex ranging from high voltage/substation installs, fiber optic installations and terminations, process controls and the “PLC black box”, joining Hallam seemed to be a natural progression. While working here at Hallam-ICS I have completed my Master Electrical license, joined ISA and through that organization became a Certified Controls System Technician. Over the years at Hallam-ICS I have participated in projects such as  Pharmaceutical Metrology, Toxic Gas monitoring for semiconductor fabs and Ice cream manufacturing to name a few. My current role at Hallam, for the past 10 years, has been managing our UL 508a Panel Fabrication shop. Our shop is 3,300 sq. ft. and located in the Vermont office. The variety of equipment we produce continues to be very interesting. We have supplied UL listed  panels and programming to contractors for animated figures at the Harry Potter exhibit in Orlando, FL as well as Water purification skids for a Manufacturing site in Africa. The diversity of projects and people at Hallam-ICS continues to make the working experience here rewarding and fulfilling. My wife Rene (24 yrs. married this year!) and I have raised two children, Alexandra and Ethan who are both currently attending St. Bonaventure University in Olean, NY. Some of my hobbies include playing with motorcycles and autos. I have restored a couple of mid 70’s Harley Davidsons and I am currently working on finishing a 1963 Corvette convertible project which has been nothing but challenging…and FUN (on the road this year honest!).  If you visit the Vermont office stop in and say hi! Chester the shop dog (Labradoodle) often handles the meet and greet at the door so be prepared.