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Announcing Electra’s 2021 Employee Excellence of the Year Award

As we enter the third quarter of 2022, we’re reflecting on our team’s significant accomplishments in 2021. One that deserves considerable recognition is Electra’s annual Employee of the Year Award, which recognizes those who showcase excellence, professionalism, leadership, team spirit, flexibility, and reliability.

After rising to the challenge, demonstrating outstanding work, and helping Hellman Electric excel from great to exceptional, we’re proud to announce that John Kreckel, Senior Project Manager at Hellman, was awarded the 2021 Electra Excellence Employee of the Year Award. 

John has been with Hellman Electric for seven years and has demonstrated his excellence on multiple occasions due to his experience managing multiple high valued projects simultaneously while increasing profitability. 

John was chosen because of his outstanding work on the 345 Adams Street, Brooklyn project. This project required the relocation of various NYC agencies, including the associated safety, electronics, security, lighting, power, communications, and backup generation for the building. The value of this project exceeded 20 million dollars and required a detailed manager to oversee the daily operations to meet a 12-month build cycle. Due to John’s experience working in the field and within his current management role, he completed the project on time and within budget, even with the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic presented. 

While 2021 held many challenges, John continuously demonstrated his ability to manage, guide, and mentor other managers and employees in the office and in the field. Because of this, he has earned the admiration and respect of both subordinates and superiors alike, making us honored to have him a part of our team here at Hellman.

Congratulations again, John! 



Meet Hellman Electric’s New General Superintendent

We knew the day would come when we would have to say goodbye to Frank Sergi, Hellman Electrics General Superintendent, who has been a part of our team for the last 25 years. Responsible for labor placement and hiring. Sergi managed, on average, 150 electricians over a range of 40 active company projects, which meant finding a replacement for him wasn’t going to be an easy task.

Enter Joe Esposito. After graduating from the Electrical Apprenticeship program, Joe began working for Hellman Electric in 2008 and currently holds a Local Union #3 “A” Journeyman’s card. With over 20 years of experience as a trained electrician, who has demonstrated the ability to take on a variety of project styles, it became clear to our management team who would be replacing Frank upon his retirement. 

Before Esposito’s promotion, he held multiple positions in the construction industry, such as a foreman, Project Engineer, Senior Project Manager, and Assistant Superintendent. Through these various positions, Esposito was able to gain valuable industry experience, allowing him to hone his skills and expertise. As General Superintendent, he will be responsible for overseeing all field labor operations and will be Hellman’s field labor liaison with IBEW Local Union #3.

When Joe isn’t working, you can find him hanging out with his wife and two sons.  One of his favorite pastimes is coaching youth football. During the off-season, he relaxes by hunting, skiing, or playing with his two dogs, Lucky and Dax. As for Frank, his retirement plan consists of playing pickleball with his wife Lillian at their second home in Florida while they prepare to become grandparents to their first grandchild in August.