President & CEO
Shawn oversees the development and delivery of effective solutions that enable clients to meet their complex electrical and communication needs. In addition to identifying future business opportunities, Shawn directs the successful strategies and dynamic teams that enable this multi-divisional company to continue providing its diverse client base with a wide array of expert services and high-performance systems needed for success in today’s competitive environment.
After establishing the company’s overall strategic direction, Shawn and his management team regularly review implementation activities to help ensure safe delivery of projects that consistently meet clients’ highest expectations for quality, schedule, and value. He helps develop systems that creatively address each client’s unique requirements. By combining strategy implementation with thoughtful long-range planning, Shawn has helped the company build a strong reputation for expert, reliable project completion.
Shawn started at Wasatch Electric in 1977. Since then he has worked in many areas of electrical construction, including supervising, engineering, estimating, budgeting, staffing, planning, managing, and leading. Starting as an Apprentice, he moved up through Journeyman, Foreman, Project Engineer, Estimator, Project Manager, Division Manager, Vice President, and COO positions.
His extensive experience in leading large teams on complex, fast-track projects has given him the expertise required to fully understand the detailed processes that result in a successful project and a happy client. His greatest satisfaction is when team members develop their skills and abilities over time, resulting in personal growth and enthusiastic client approval of the services we provide.
Shawn recently completed a term as President of the Intermountain Chapter of the National Electrical Contractor Association (NECA) and has served as Chairman of various committees, including the Joint Apprenticeship and Training (JATC), Drug Free Workplace (DFW), Labor Management (LMC), and Communications Negotiating committees. He also serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the NECA Board of Directors, and on the Board of the Utah Safety Council.
The Personal Side
Shawn and his wife have four children and nine grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with his family, reading, golfing, and riding all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).