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Articles | February 8, 2021

Rosendin promotes 2 at Tempe HQ as key players in Arizona expansion plans

Rosendin, the nation’s largest employee-owned electrical contracting company, announces the promotions of two young leaders, Brandon Stephens and Ben Mlinar.

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In their new roles, Mr. Stephens and Mr. Mlinar will support existing projects and identify new opportunities for growth in the southwest, according to a press release.

Mr. Stephens will serve as operations manager overseeing Rosendin’s offices in Arizona, Texas and Nevada. After nearly seven years as division manager at the Tempe regional office, Mr. Stephens will oversee Arizona operations to Mr. Mlinar, who has rapidly progressed through the company since joining in 2010.

The moves support Rosendin’s growth into one of the region’s largest electrical contracting companies focused on heavy industrial, commercial, and high-tech construction.

Brandon Stephens, operations manager

As operations manager, Mr. Stephens will be responsible for bringing Rosendin’s established operations in Arizona, Texas and Nevada under a single leadership umbrella, with a focus on growing the regional team to support consistency and collaboration with customers and optimize project performance.

“Rosendin is proud of Brandon’s commitment to growing the company, his team, and the next generation of leaders,” said Mike Greenawalt, CEO at Rosendin. “Brandon inspires people to feel good about their work by reminding us how fun this job can be, which is a great motivator whether you’re a new apprentice, a seasoned journey level worker, or a young leader.”

“Mike (Greenawalt) has been a mentor and a friend for many years, and I am thankful for his guidance and support in my journey to seek out new learning opportunities and be a better leader for my team,” said Stephens.

Ben Mlinar, division manager

Mr. Mlinar was promoted to division manager at the Tempe regional office, where he will be responsible for overseeing Southwestern Region operations including a long-term project at a semiconductor manufacturing facility, a new Veterans Affairs health care facility, and Tempe Streetcar project.

“It’s been incredible to work with Ben over the last decade as he expanded his knowledge and skills to become a solid leader who has the full confidence of his team,” said Stephens. “There is no one I would rather pass the torch to, and I look forward to seeing how he develops as we prepare for new growth.”

“Rosendin has given me valuable tools to develop my skills while introducing me to the philosophy that anyone can lead a team if they are passionate about their work and supportive of individual growth,” said Mlinar. “Brandon helped create this path for young leaders like me, and I am grateful to him and everyone who has supported me in my career at Rosendin.”

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About Rosendin

Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Rosendin is employee-owned and one of the largest electrical contractors in the United States, employing over 7,500 people, with revenues averaging $2 billion. Established in 1919, Rosendin remains proud of our more than 100 years of building quality electrical and communications installations and value for our clients but, most importantly, for building people within our company and our communities. Our customers lead some of the most complex construction projects in history and rely on us for our knowledge, our ability to scale, and our dedication to quality. At Rosendin, we work to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential by building a culture that is diverse, safe, welcoming, and inclusive.

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