RSA Engineering History


Richard S. Armstrong, P.E. founds RSA




Dave Oliver, P.E. elected President


Mack W. Bergstedt, P.E. elected President


RSA Engineering relocates


Timothy E. Hall, P.E. elected President


Roger L. Weese, P.E. elected President


Richard S. (Dick) Armstrong founded RSA Engineering in 1983. Building on his 10 years of Alaska engineering experience, Dick set out on his own and soon earned the trust and respect of the North Slope Borough.

Dick's company designed power plants, wastewater treatment plants, and virtually every conceivable type of facility for numerous remote villages throughout the borough.

In just three years, Dick grew his sole proprietorship into an 11-person firm and incorporated in the fall of 1986.

In 2000, Dave A. Oliver, P.E., took over the reins and became President and Principal Electrical Engineer. In early 2008, Dave passed those reins over to Mack W. Bergstedt, P.E., President and Principal Mechanical Engineer and Timothy E. Hall, P.E., Vice President and Principal Electrical Engineer.

In 2014, after years of sustained growth, RSA finally outgrew their offices and relocated to a new, modern facility that has state of the art conference rooms and tons of collaboration space. Later that year, Mack W. Bergstedt retired and Timothy E. Hall was elected President. Mark R. Frischkorn, P.E., Vice President of Mechanical Engineering and Roger L. Weese, P.E., RCDD, Vice President and Principal Electrical Engineer, provide support for Tim.

In January of 2019, the company's Board of Directors elected Roger as the new President of RSA. RSA's Board of Directors also elected Channing as Vice President and Principal Electrical Engineer. Mark continues to lead the Mechanical Department as Vice President and Principal Mechanical Engineer. Tim will remain a Principal Electrical Engineer and continue to be part of the RSA family on a part-time basis.

Over the years, RSA has provided mechanical and electrical design services for numerous significant projects across the State of Alaska. During this time we have stayed true to our goals of providing the most efficient, effective design possible—while staying on time and within budget.

RSA has more than 32 years in this industry. The company employs 34 people and the future looks bright. RSA remains a strong, healthy firm offering clients a wealth of experience and expertise. We look forward to another successful 30-plus years of providing dependable, high quality consulting engineering services throughout Alaska.