Peter Kilkus Resume

Peter Kilkus

1515 Headlands Drive

Napa, CA 94558

(415) 307-6906


Twenty-five years of corporate management experience in all aspects of telecommunication equipment design and manufacturing. Wrote ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems for three local Lake Berryessa resorts. Successfully managed ISO 9001 Quality Management System certification for two companies. Public service as a member of the San Anselmo Town Council and Solid Waste and Recycling Advisory Committee.  In-depth knowledge of business and environmental issues.


2005 - Present:

·       Owner/Editor - The Lake Berryessa News

·       President - Lake Berryessa Chamber of Commerce (2005-2012, 2016)

·       President - Berryessa Environmental Management Systems

1999-2004: San Anselmo Town Councilmember (5 years), Mayor of San Anselmo (1 Year)

·       Managed garbage franchise contract RFP and negotiated new garbage contract.

·       Created new Quality of Life Commission, aka, Sustainable San Anselmo.

1999-2000: Environmental Forum of Marin, Board Member and Senior Trainer

1995-1998: Advanced Fibre Communications, Petaluma, CA.

·      Vice President – Quality Assurance: Developed full QA program; managed ISO 9001 Certification.

1995: 4R Environment (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Restore), San Anselmo, CA., Owner

·      Wrote successful grant proposal and managed waste reduction program for the Town of San Anselmo.

1990-1995: DSC Communications Corporation - Optilink Division, Petaluma, CA.

·       Senior Manager, Quality Assurance: Managed ISO 9001 Certification

1988-1990: Optilink Corporation, Petaluma, CA.

·       Vice-President, Operations: Managed start-up telecommunications company operations.

1974-1988: Harris Digital Telephone Systems, Novato, CA.

·       Vice-President, Operations

·       Vice-President, Quality Assurance

·       Systems Engineering Manager

·       Product Marketing Manager

·       Engineering Program Manager

·       Quality and Test Manager

1969-1974: Research positions in laser devices, aerodynamics, optics, and high-energy physics.


Conspiracy Theory or Automatic Pilot: The Economic Roots of Environmental Destruction (2019)

Policy and Politics Betray the People: The Lake Berryessa Saga: 1958 - 2020 (2020) 


B.A. Physics, St. Mary’s College of Minnesota

M.S. Physics, U.C. Santa Barbara

Certificate: Integrated Solid Waste Management, U.C. Berkeley Extension                       © Peter Kilkus 2020