Team SUCCESS BUILT ON A FOUNDATION OF DRIVEN LEADERS
LEADING WITH EXCELLENCESturgeon electric’s culture reflects our strong leadership team
We strive for greatness by keeping our mission, vision, values, and operating principles at the center of everything we do. Our experienced leadership team promotes this attitude of excellence as they guide the company forward. By providing strategic insight, industry knowledge, and client satisfaction, they are advancing our legacy as they empower others to perpetually raise the bar.
Named Sturgeon Electric’s president of the Commercial and Industrial (C&I) division in 2020, Don guides the division’s overall growth strategies and day-to-day operations. Since beginning his career with Sturgeon Electric in 1991 in field operations, Don has held the positions of project manager, operations manager, district manager, and vice president. With more than 30 years of experience and expertise in all phases of C&I electrical construction, Don has been instrumental in Sturgeon Electric’s strategic growth throughout the western U.S.
Since 2016, Don has organized Sturgeon Electric’s fundraising events for Freedom Service Dogs of America, which trains and places service dogs with active-duty military personnel, veterans, and others with disabilities.
Don’s specialized industry training includes earning a journeyman license through an electrical apprenticeship and completing several management, leadership, safety, and data center programs and certifications.
Brian became president of Sturgeon Electric’s Transmission & Distribution (T&D) division in 2020. As such, he leads the division’s operations and growth strategy with an innovative approach to business development and contract management. With more than 20 years of industry experience, Brian was also appointed group vice president of MYR Group in 2017. He began his career with MYR Group as a market analyst in 2001, later serving as a district manager and regional vice president with MYR Group subsidiary The L.E. Myers Co.
Brian’s industry experience includes directing the financial analysis department for Pike Electric Corporation from 2006-2010, where he spearheaded the development of reporting requirements for job costing and financial systems and participated in mergers and acquisitions activities. Brian earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Denver.
Larry’s comprehensive experience spans 36-plus years in the electrical construction industry. In 2019 he was named MYR Group vice president for the Commercial & Industrial (C&I) division at Sturgeon Electric. In this role, Larry develops client relations, cultivates new business opportunities, and oversees C&I project operations in the western U.S. Throughout the more than three decades he has been with the company, Larry has been a senior project manager, operations manager, district manager, vice president, and regional vice president.
Larry graduated from Colorado Community College with a degree in business and administration management. He is a master electrician, having completed IBEW/NECA apprenticeship programs, and holds numerous certifications and trainings for leadership and team development.
Joe was a superintendent when he started his career with Sturgeon Electric in 2000 before advancing to roles of increasing responsibilities as general superintendent, director of field operations, and vice president of field operations. In his current role, to which he was named in 2020, he manages and develops field leaders and implements key supervisor and foreman leadership training programs.
With 40 years of electrical construction experience, Joe’s far-reaching expertise encompasses design coordination, estimation, cost controls, material management, and safety compliance programs. Joe holds an associate business degree from Bergen Community College and a Colorado Journeymen Wireman license, which he earned through an IBEW Journeyman Wireman apprenticeship. He also has completed several NECA training courses.
Named Sturgeon Electric’s regional vice president for the Transmission & Distribution (T&D) division in 2014, Mark manages teams, operations, and client relations. In his nearly 35 years with Sturgeon Electric, he has also served as vice president for T&D Colorado, district manager, general foreman, foreman, and journeyman lineman. During this time, he developed extensive, long-term relationships with many of the nation’s top builders.
Mark holds a four-year Electrical Line Apprenticeship program certification along with numerous management and leadership development programs. He is certified in high voltage live line, structural steel welding, mig aluminum, and cable splicing.
Named senior vice president, Colorado Commercial & Industrial (C&I) in 2022, Scott oversees C&I operations in Colorado and establishes and maintains client relations by delivering superior value and efficiencies on all projects. He believes in team empowerment and supports talent development as a critical component of a healthy business.
Scott began his career with Sturgeon Electric in 1986 as a foreman electrician at the Boulder IBM facility. He also held on-site roles of general foreman, superintendent, and project manager for several fortune 500 companies. Before becoming vice president, Scott was project manager, operations manager, and then district manager.
Supporting his 35-plus year career, Scott completed the IBEW electrical apprenticeship program, and several industry project management, leadership and development, and safety certifications. He is an active member of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), Associated General Contractors, Hispanic Contractors of Colorado, IBEW, and helps maintain Sturgeon Electric’s membership in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).
Jim started his electrical construction career with Sturgeon Electric as a second-year electrical apprentice in 1983. In his nearly 40 years with the organization, he has been a senior project manager, operations manager, district manager, and in 2018 was appointed vice president of Colorado Transportation. Jim is credited with the strategic growth of the Colorado Transportation business, including creation of a three-year apprenticeship program established to support employee development.
Jim studied at the National Training Institute and completed comprehensive certifications from the International Municipal Signal Association (ISMA). He also supports industry organizations, serving as an IMSA section officer, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) member, and apprenticeship sub-committee member.
Wayne possesses more than 25 years of industry expertise, concentrated in project management oversight and client relations for major commercial and industrial projects throughout the U.S.
In 2022, he became vice president over Phoenix construction. Before this, he was a senior project manager, chief estimator, operations manager, vice president, and regional vice president. Wayne’s experience enables him to engage and develop critical relationships with many of the nation’s top builders.
Wayne is certified in Lean Construction through the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and has completed several leadership, safety, and project engineering programs.
Bryce is vice president, Colorado C&I. In this role his responsibilities include overseeing internal operations, helping to build strong customer relationships, maximizing the company’s operating performance, and helping to achieve the company’s financial goals. This role supports the company’s president by stepping in when the president is away from the office or otherwise unavailable. Primary focuses include innovation in safety and processes, enhancing operations leadership and managerial skills, motivating and challenging teams, establishing and pursuing meaningful goals.
Bryce joined Sturgeon Electric in 1994 as an apprentice through IBEW Local Union 68. Over the years he has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility including foreman, general foreman, superintendent, project manager, senior. project manager, operations manager, and was promoted to district manager in 2018. As district manager, Bryce oversaw all Commercial and Industrial (C&I) projects located at Denver International Airport and across multiple other the Colorado market sectors.
Sharing his more than 30 years of industry experience, Bryce actively supports organizations such as AFCOM, IBEW, NECA, and OSHA VPP Star Status Mobile Work Force. His education includes an Associate of Applied Science from Red Rocks Community College, a four-year Electrical Apprenticeship program, and several creative leadership and safety development programs. He is a licensed journeyman electrician in Colorado and has MSHA, OSHA 40, and data center certifications. In addition, he is an accredited LEED professional for building design and construction.
Eric Lauriha was promoted to regional vice president in 2022 and is responsible for the overall operation of Sturgeon Electric’s Phoenix and Utah Transmission & Distribution (T&D) divisions. For more than 17 years, Eric has held roles of increasing responsibility, such as foreman, superintendent, operations manager, and became a district manager in 2013. In his 11-plus years as district manager, the Arizona district has grown to be one of Sturgeon Electric’s largest in the T&D Western organization.
Mindie joined the MYR Group network of companies in 1992 under MYR Group subsidiary The L.E. Myers Co. In 2010, she was promoted to district manager of Sturgeon Electric, and in 2012, was named regional vice president of the company’s Transmission & Distribution (T&D) West division and vice president of corporate estimating for MYR Group. In these roles, Mindie oversees business operations in the western U.S. and leads the company’s T&D estimators. Her teams create efficiencies through improved technology and establishing committees to improve cross-collaboration and information sharing across companies.
Mindie’s accomplishments in the nearly 30 years she has been with the company include expanding the western region’s T&D operations team and managing the corporate estimating department. Mindie has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah.
Wendy joined MYR Group as vice president of business development in 2020 where she drives strategic growth by supporting all the MYR Group subsidiaries in the markets they serve. Wendy leads a dynamic team that develops new opportunities, fosters client relationships, and implements effective business strategies that respond to changing market demands to further establish MYR Group’s position as an innovative partner in the clean energy transformation.
Throughout her 30-plus-year career, Wendy has held advisory and leadership roles in the energy and industrial construction markets. Before joining MYR Group, she led business development for Mortenson’s Wind Energy Group by building on her diverse experience gained in previous roles at Koch Industries and GE Capital, and founding her own consulting practice. Wendy holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University.
Jhoanna joined MYR Group in 2022 as a business development lead and is responsible for understanding client needs and fostering strong relationships with them to grow the transmission and distribution construction business in the Western region of the United States. Additionally, she supports efforts to gather market intelligence and perform business analyses to guide the strategic direction of MYR Group subsidiaries.
Before joining MYR Group, Jhoanna worked for Mortenson Construction as an onsite field engineer constructing wind farms. Her major responsibilities were leading crews in the foundation phase operations, engineering crane lift plans, and coordinating landowner and client meetings.
Jhoanna works on the WEI (Western Energy Institute) program development team and is an active member of RMEL (Rocky Mountain Electrical League). She has a Master of Business Administration and a certificate in leadership from Missouri State University. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in building construction management and a certificate in entrepreneurship and innovation from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.