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Cupertino Electric Names New San Francisco Division Manager And Expands Its Critical Infrastructure Team

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

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SAN JOSE, Calif. – Cupertino Electric, Inc. (CEI) today announced that it has named Robert Thome to the position of San Francisco Division Manager and has expanded its Critical Infrastructure Division with Design Manager Ron Wilson. Both electrical construction industry veterans, Thome and Wilson bring decades of experience to their respective management and design roles at CEI.

"Rob's management success, along with his shared vision and values make him the right person to lead the largest electrical contracting operation in San Francisco," said John Boncher, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cupertino Electric, Inc. "The addition of Rob in San Francisco and Ron in our Critical Infrastructure Group will help us continue to exceed customer expectations to fuel our future success."

About Division Manager Rob Thome

Thome has spent the past 15 years with electrical contracting firms serving the West Coast in positions ranging from project engineer to senior project manager. Recently, he served as president of one of Washington's oldest electrical contracting firms, reversing a profit loss trend and significantly increasing the backlog of the company in a single year. Thome began his career as an electrician in 1996 after earning a degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

About Critical Infrastructure Design Manager Ron Wilson

Wilson began his career nearly 30 years ago as an electrical designer in Southern California and has held a series of increasingly challenging positions delivering large, technically complex projects since then. Most recently, Wilson served as principal of Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch (M+NLB), formerly Mazzetti & Associates, where he led the Mission Critical Facilities, Technology Consulting and Commissioning Services groups. Wilson holds a bachelor's degree in Construction Engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo.

About Cupertino Electric, Inc.

Cupertino Electric, Inc. (CEI) is a nationally-recognized engineering and construction company headquartered in San Jose, Calif. With more than 55 years of open and honest dealings with customers, vendors, contractors and employees, CEI specializes in technically complex, mission-critical, schedule-challenged, 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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