IEC Chesapeake's President James Holt has been appointed to the Board of Electrical Examiners by the County Executive of Montgomery County, Isiah Leggett. Holt has been in the electrical business for more than 40 years. He served in the U.S. Navy as an electrician on the USS Robert F Keller. He also served as a commissioning crew member of the USS America and trained electricians on steam turbine generation. He returned home and completed a federally approved apprenticeship program with the IBEW #26. Upon completion, he began his own business, Holt Electrical Contractors, Inc., where he has completed various electrical construction projects. He was elected as the president of IEC Chesapeake in October 2011 and began serving his two year term at the beginning of 2012.