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Rosendin Promotes Mike Holmes and Ron Wilson at San Jose Headquarters

Rosendin promoted Mikey Holmes and Ron Wilson to Vice President at the San Jose corporate office.

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Rosendin is pleased to announce it has promoted Mikey Holmes and Ron Wilson to Vice President at the San Jose corporate office. Rosendin is a $2billion firm that provides electrical installation on large scale builds including AT&T Park and San Jose International Airport Conrac.

Mike Holmes has been promoted to Vice President of preconstruction – West, where he will lead the preconstruction efforts in northern California. Ron Wilson has been promoted to Vice President of Engineering where he will continue to lead Rosendin’s national engineering practice.

Both Holmes and Wilson will continue to work out of the corporate headquarters under the direction of the newly formed Executive Leadership Team, led by Mike Greenawalt, CEO, and Paolo Degrassi, President. Rosendin’s new organizational structure will also be led by Keith Douglas, COO Eastern Division; Matt Englert, COO Western Division; and Justin Tinoco, Executive Vice President of Field Operations.

The five longstanding executives replace retiring leaders Tom Sorley and Jim Hawk, along with Larry Beltramo, who is taking a reduced role in the company. They will retain their positions on the Board of Directors and remain at Rosendin through at the end of 2020to promote stability and provide support.

Mike Holmes, Vice President Preconstruction– West

Holmes has been with Rosendin for 12-years, most recently serving as director of Preconstruction, where he expanded by Area operations by developing highly efficient design-focused teams and identifying new general contractor partners.

“Mike has displayed exemplary leadership, dedication, and teamwork since joining Rosendin, and his hard work is reflected in the company’s growth across northern California,” said Paolo Degrassi, President of Rosendin. “His vast experience in the field contributed to greater efficiencies in preconstruction, and I have complete confidence he will be just as successful in his new role.

”I am grateful to Paulo and Rosendin’s executive team for giving me this new leadership opportunity where I can grow my career and elevate my team,” said Holmes. “Since starting as an electrician in the U.S. Navy over 35 years ago, I have filled just about every role in the industry and learned that true success can only be achieved when the team is unified.”

Upon leaving the military, Holmes excelled as a Journeyman Electrician, Foreman, Estimator, and Project Manager. The Navy Veterans also generous with his time, speaking with college students about career opportunities and giving back to the community through organizations like the Seabee Historical Foundation and American heart Association.

Ron Wilson, P.E., Vice President of Engineering

Since joining Rosendin in 2011, Wilson has led the engineering department with teams focused on technically complex facilities and their efficient operation. In his most recent position as director of Engineering, he expanded corporate engineering operations in sectors such as mission-critical, healthcare, transportation and substation/utility, as well as growing the staff from 30in a single location to 70 in eight locations across the country.

“Ron’s leadership has been crucial as we continue to expand our footprint in Design-Build within all vertical sectors and we are thrilled to position him for continued success,” said Paolo Degrassi, President. “His drive to consistently deliver the highest quality work has boosted Rosendin’s reputation as a trusted company that builds value for our customers.”

I look forward to working with Paolo and the new executive leadership team as we seek out opportunities to grow Rosendin’s services and market reach,” said Wilson. “Rosendin has always supported my passion for tackling the most technically difficult challenges and I am grateful to be recognized in a way that lets me influence our future and develops more team members throughout the company.”

Wilson brings more than 40-years of experience in engineering and construction, much of that in management and oversight positions with virtual team environments. He holds a professional engineering license in eight states and a degree in Construction Management from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo.

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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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