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Cupertino Electric Names John Curcio Chief Commercial Officer and Promotes Paul Aggarwal to VP of Operations, Energy Alternatives

Thursday, January 20, 2011

New Roles Will Continue to Fuel Electrical Contractor's Fastest-Growing Division

SAN JOSE, Calif.--Cupertino Electric, Inc. (CEI) today announced that former Vice President of Energy Alternatives John Curcio has been promoted to chief commercial officer to drive the company's commercial strategy in new and existing markets to meet long-term corporate objectives. Taking over Curcio's role in the Energy Alternatives Division as vice president of operations is former Vice President of Pre-Construction and Estimating Paul Aggarwal.

"Since founding the Energy Alternatives Division in 2007, John has exponentially grown the division's revenue by leveraging our EPC capabilities and focusing on Design/Build projects that demonstrate our technical expertise," said John Boncher, president and chief executive officer of CEI. "In addition, John has successfully completed a series of large-scale projects that showcase our ability to safely complete complex systems in a short period of time. Adding Paul's management and operational expertise to the Energy Alternatives Division allows John to do what he does best: identify and capitalize on new opportunities."

About John Curcio

Prior to becoming chief commercial officer, Curcio oversaw CEI's Energy Alternatives Division as vice president. Under Curcio's leadership, the Division's revenue grew twenty-fold in a three-year period. In his new position, Curcio will expand his strategic role to identify and execute opportunities in new and existing markets to help fuel CEI's growth.

Curcio joined CEI in 1993 and has served in high-level engineering, estimating and project management roles. While a project manager, he oversaw more than $170 million of installed electrical systems. Prior to joining CEI, Curcio worked at a national consulting engineering firm. He began his career as a consulting engineer designing electrical distribution, lighting and Life Safety Systems for brokerage and banking trading floors and high-rise office and hotel clients in Manhattan, New York. He holds a bachelor's degree in Architectural Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, is a licensed professional electrical engineer in seven states and is a U.S. Green Building Council LEED® Accredited Professional.

About Paul Aggarwal

Aggarwal has spent more than two decades in the electrical construction industry. In his previous role as vice president of pre-construction and estimating at CEI, Aggarwal perfected his budget management and competitive intelligence skills. He joined CEI as an estimator more than 20 years ago and served in project management. He became vice president of estimating in 2005 and has overseen many large, complex, mission-critical projects for industry-leading clients on the Fortune 500 list. Aggarwal holds a bachelor's degree in Industrial Technology from San Jose State University and a master's degree in business administration from Santa Clara University.

About Cupertino Electric, Inc.

Cupertino Electric, Inc. (CEI) is a national engineering and construction company headquartered in San Jose, Calif. With a 56-year history of open and honest dealings with customers, vendors, contractors and employees, CEI specializes in technically complex, mission-critical, schedule-challenged, private, commercial and public works projects. CEI's Energy Alternatives Division analyzes, engineers, procures, finances, constructs, maintains and operates solar and alternative energy solutions.

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