Pioneer Selects New CEO

Pioneer Technical Services, Inc., an environmental remediation and restoration company, selected Tim Ranf as its new CEO starting in 2023.

Mr. Ranf, a professional engineer and former vice-president of Pioneer, has over 27 years of experience with the company as an environmental and civil engineer and holds a M.S. in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Montana State University. During his time with Pioneer, he has served many roles including project manager on numerous environmental remediation projects, branch manager, and director of business development.

Pioneer was founded in 1991 and is a 100% employee-owned company that is headquartered in Butte, with offices in Anaconda, Billings, Bozeman, Helena, Kellogg, ID, and Denver, CO. The company founders envisioned a company that “exists and is operated for the long-term benefit and enjoyment of all employees.” That is a culture that Mr. Ranf wants to continue. “Pioneer will continue to be an employee- and community-centered company,” he says, “My job as CEO is to protect our mission and values and ensure that we stay aligned with them as we grow and adapt to an ever-changing world.”

Currently, Pioneer is building new offices and laboratories in Helena and Butte in an expansion that will enable them to serve their clients more efficiently. Mr. Ranf’s vision for the company includes continuing this growth in order “to provide opportunities for our employees and solve problems for our customers.” He says, “Thanks to the extraordinary group of people who work here, our future looks brighter than ever. I believe we can do even greater things for ourselves, our communities, and the planet.”