Rosendin Electric recently announced three new promotions for its Silicon Valley operations. Chris Sorauf has been promoted to division manager, Alan Frese assumes new responsibilities as division manager, and Gregory Santos has been named operations manager. These three promotions are part of Rosendin Electric’s ongoing growth strategy to accommodate new Bay Area business.
Chris Sorauf has been with Rosendin Electric for 16 years and has 32 years of experience in electrical contracting. Chris has been promoted to division manager of Santa Clara operations with focus on the high-tech industry and service work. Prior to returning to the Bay Area to assume his new role, he was division manager for the New Mexico region. Chris was formerly a senior project manager for the San Jose office and has extensive expertise in pre-construction, with additional experience in lean project delivery systems, nuclear quality assurance, and LEED-certified construction.
Alan Frese assumes new responsibilities as division manager for Rosendin Electric’s San Jose Building Division which focuses on some of the larger projects in the Bay Area. Alan has been with Rosendin Electric for 12 years and has more than two decades of experience in the industry. During his tenure with Rosendin Electric, Alan has worked on design, management, and estimation of projects.
Gregory Santos has been promoted from division manager to operations manager for the Greater Bay Area. Greg joined Rosendin Electric as an electrician in 1997 and has 23 years of experience in the industry. Since formally joining the company, Greg worked his way up from foreman to area superintendent, to project manager, division manager and now operations manager. He holds an electrical contractor’s license in 15 states for Rosendin Electric and a B.S. degree in business administration from California Polytechnic State University.
“As an employee-owned company, Rosendin Electric always looks within its ranks for managers who are superior performers and who understand how to promote our ongoing success,” says Rick Shandrew, senior VP of Rosendin Electric. “Chris, Alan, and Greg are typical of Rosendin Electric’s management team — they are dedicated, smart, and committed to excellence and safety. These promotions are in recognition of their contributions to the success of the company, and to help us continue to expand in our most important markets.”