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Cupertino Electric Promotes Tom Schott to Chief Operating Officer

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

SAN JOSE, Calif.— Cupertino Electric, Inc. (CEI) today announced that Northern California Regional Operations Manager Tom Schott has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, Schott is responsible for the company's day-to-day operations, including overseeing all project management, estimating, engineering, sales and administrative functions.

"Tom brings a unique combination of skills to his role as Chief Operating Officer," said John Boncher, CEI's President and Chief Executive Officer. "His deep understanding of CEI's culture and values allows him to successfully engage and motivate employees to meet business goals and achieve operational excellence."

About Tom Schott

Schott holds a degree in Finance from Santa Clara University and has more than 17 years of construction industry experience overseeing high-profile projects for numerous industry-leading customers. Since joining CEI in 1993 as a management trainee, Schott has strategically grown his knowledge and expertise through increasingly complex management roles. While serving as a Project Executive at CEI, he was instrumental in the company's expansion into the data center and casino/gaming markets.

Following his project management success, Schott was promoted to Director of Project Management for CEI's San Francisco office in 2005. In this role, Schott identified and leveraged the talent of key employees to create one of CEI's most profitable divisions. In 2009, Schott became Northern California Operations Manager for CEI. As a result of Schott's strategic approach and focus on operational excellence, CEI remains one of the largest electrical contractors in North America.

About Cupertino Electric, Inc.

Cupertino Electric, Inc. (CEI) is a nationally-recognized, U.S.-based Design/Build electrical contractor 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 to address specific energy needs and meet sustainable building and operating goals.

Press Contact:

Autumn Casadonte

(408) 808‐8034

autumn_casadonte@cei.com