Tim Auch

Tim Auch

Senior Manager Energy & Utilities Chicago


With transformation timelines that can extend for years and a continuously evolving technology landscape, utilities must be prepared to cut through the complexity and remain focused on delivering tangible impact. That’s where Tim comes in. 

For a Midwest utility with more than four million customers, he managed a multi-million-dollar wireless network infrastructure upgrade. By optimizing the number of access points in the field, he helped the utility save hundreds of thousands of dollars on deployment and long-term operational costs. He also developed a forecast model that estimated future network capacity bottlenecks, allowing a utility client to improve network performance and reliability. 

With a background that spans product management, product development, and process improvement, Tim’s vision, versatility, and depth of skills enable him to work across many areas and situations, both technical and business-related. 

He joined West Monroe in 2019 after spending more than 20 years with Motorola Solutions. He earned a degree in electrical engineering from Wayne State University and a master’s degree in computer architecture from the University of Michigan. 

What makes Tim different

His interests include astronomy and bicycling. Since moving to Chicago in 2017, he has commuted to work in the Loop by bike. And for more than 20 years, he has participated in local and regional cycling events, from Bike the Drive to the (Des Moines) Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. He launched the Chicago cycling group as part of our Chiefs program, fostering fitness, community, and exploration. 

Where Tim makes an impact

His deep passion for serving the community is reflected in his professional roles, whether improving utility services for customers or developing products that help life responders keep communities safe. He has also led development of a financial education program for low-income individuals in the Chicago suburbs and helped Global Hope Network International create a community partnership that supports development of a village in Kenya. 

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