Chief Operating Officer

Tom Schott oversees the people, processes and systems that help drive Cupertino Electric's operational and revenue goals associated with commercial projects. In his commercially-focused chief operating officer role, Tom serves on the executive leadership team and ensures that the company's commercial projects across California achieve the highest level of operational efficiency. 

At Cupertino Electric since 1993, Tom has served in a variety of project management, estimating and operational roles and has embodied the company's core values through volunteer efforts in the community. His involvement in key projects early in his career, including the Adobe Systems' high-tech campus and the Cache Creek Casino project, laid the foundation for future management roles at the company. In 2005, he served as director of project management for Cupertino Electric's San Francisco office, where he oversaw the estimating, engineering, project management, production and administrative departments.

In 2009, his role expanded when he was named Northern California operations manager to oversee both San Francisco and San Jose corporate offices. Tom became chief operating officer in 2010, when he began down the path of helping double revenue growth from $350 million that year to $760 million in 2016. During his operational reign, Cupertino Electric has expanded into new market segments and geographic regions to diversify its business and increase service offerings.Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Santa Clara University, serves on the board of directors for Sacred Heart Nativity School in San Jose, and is a member of Vistage.

Training / certifications: 
OSHA 30 Certified
Santa Clara University, B.S in Finance

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