Marquis Top Engineers

Dr. Kenneth Ellis

Title: Senior Crossing Engineer
Company: Jakay Signaling
Location: Independence, Missouri, United States

Dr. Kenneth Ellis, a senior crossing engineer at Jakay Signaling, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in systems engineering.

Dr. Ellis is a highly accomplished engineering professional with a diverse range of expertise. After earning an associate’s degree in avionics from the Naval Air Technical Training Center in 1982, he began his career as a technical support engineer. In this capacity, Dr. Ellis traveled across the country to resolve electrical railroad signaling issues and provide training to staff members. His ability to troubleshoot and his commitment to customer satisfaction earned him respect within the industry. Over the years, he has excelled in various engineering positions, including as project manager at Xorail, now known as Wabtec Corporation, and manager of systems technology at KCSRR.

In addition to his engineering career, Dr. Ellis served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1981 to 1985 and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve from 1985 to 1987. He also pursued a Doctor of Philosophy in apostolic theology and a Master of Science in apostolic theology at the Institute of Conservative Apostolic Theology. These studies have had a profound impact on his perspective, enabling him to understand different sources of information and interact with people in a more personalized manner.

Outside of his work and family, Dr. Ellis is an active member of the American Legion and engages in civic endeavors. He has volunteered as an instructor at the Institute of Conservative Apostolic Theology, supported the local Veterans Affairs Hospital by cooking meals, and served as a fundraiser for fellow Marines. Additionally, he previously held the position of a pastor at Intercultural Christian Ministries.

Dr. Ellis envisions retiring in the coming years and dedicating his time to writing books, continuing his civil advocacy work, and making a positive impact on society. He additionally aspires to establish a battered women’s shelter or a similar initiative that provides support and assistance to those in need.

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