Highlighted in a recent article by Grant Schulte of OPPD’s “The Wire,” the Tesarek’s talked about the unusual circumstances of working together as triplets, like being misidentified as one another, as well as how each of their jobs differ at OPPD despite all being electrical engineers.
“There are a lot of people at OPPD who don’t know that we’re triplets,” Eric says in the online article. “If I see someone in passing, they’ll say, ‘Hi Dan,’ and have no idea that I’m his brother.”
According to OPPD, Eric, who began at OPPD in 2019, works in the Systems Transformation business unit while Dan, who started in 2014, works with OPPD’s distribution system, ensuring many of the company’s development projects are prioritized in downtown Omaha. Matt, who joined OPPD in May 2022, works for OPPD’s Commercial & Industrial Solutions team, assisting customers with energy efficiency, energy resiliency and solar projects.
All four Tesarek engineers are graduates of the College of Engineering. John, an OPPD employee for 34 years formerly supervisor of nuclear projects of the now-shuttered Fort Calhoun Station, graduated in 1977 with a B.S. in electrical engineering while the 31-year-old brothers are 2014 graduates of the same program. Their mother, Diane, is also a UNL graduate (1979, College of Education and Human Sciences).