Robert "Bob" A. Killday

Bob Killday grew up wanting to be just like his dad.  Following in the footsteps of Robert D. Killday (a 2007 inductee), he became a lineman, working for Carter Electric in Nebraska, and Northeast Power and Lewis County Rural Electric Cooperative in Missouri before beginning work with Missouri Power & Light Company in 1955.  Over the next forty years Bob worked as a lineman, Line Foreman, District Assistant Superintendent, and District Superintendent.  In 1966 he and his partners Terry Killday and Robert Wayne Murphy founded Zip Electric and in 2000 Bob became a partner in TH&N Electric and Shelton Electric which provide a variety of electrical services for industrial, commercial, and residential customers.  Bob has also worked as an independent consultant since 1966, working with city governments.  He has been involved with the International Lineman’s Rodeo of Kansas City since 1986, having held the positions of Chief Judge, Mastery Judge, and Advisory Board Committee Member.  Throughout his 60 years involved in the industry, Bob has taken on a role as mentor and teacher to countless linemen, many of them family members who share in the Killday tradition which has brought four generations and more than 500 years of collective service to the industry.