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Workers fixing damage at a storm site.March 6, 2018 - Union, IL – As Winter Storm Riley pummeled the East Coast, 234 INTREN linemen and supporting staff headed to the battered region to assist in restoring power in what was called the third worst storm in recent history. 
INTREN is proud to support the storm effort and the Mutual Assistance process.

On Saturday, almost 2.4 million homes and businesses from North Carolina to Maine lost electric power after wet snow and wind gusts of up to 59 mph downed power lines. 

The region braces itself for a second Nor'easter, which is threatening the region later today.
March 6, 2018 - Union, IL – Brian Swatski has been hired as INTREN's Director of Operations, West-North, reporting to Jason Combs, Regional Vice President. Together, they will focus on expanding INTREN services throughout the entire West Region, while better serving our customers.

Brian's most recent role was Lead Principal Construction Planning with TRC Solutions. Prior to TRC, Brian was the Supervisor for Electrical Construction & Contracts at PG&E for Transmission, and has held numerous leadership roles within the industry.

Brian studied Mechanical Engineering from Montana Tech and Montana State University. He will be located out of INTREN's Concord office.
March 6, 2018 - Union, IL – The INTREN Icicles took to Lake Michigan for the 18th Annual Polar Plunge held at North Avenue Beach in Chicago to help raise money for the Special Olympics. With a teeth-chattering temperature of 37 degrees, CEO Kelly Tomblin and Executive Vice President of Customer Solutions Matthew Turk let the charge into the icy waters of the Great Lake. 

This year's Polar Plunge raised $1.6 million and featured celebrity plungers Otis Wilson (Former Chicago Bears player), Ravi Baichwal (ABC7), David Eigenberg and Miranda Mayo (Chicago Fire TV Cast members) and actual Chicago firefighters.

It is not too late to donate to this great cause. Just go to the INTREN Icicles page at 
https://goo.gl/Zn3J2n.
March 6, 2018 - Union, IL – The first winners of The Loretta Award For Outstanding Stewardship were announced recently at the company’s quarterly meeting. The 2017 winners were Jessica Hopkins from Cincinnati (Assistant Project Manager, MWE), James Feuerborn from St. Louis (Journeyman-MW), Steve Canestrini from Franklin Park (Operations Qualification Manager-Gas), and Marty Kominoski from Illinois (Superintendent-Midwest). 

Awards winners were nominated by their leaders based on the following criteria: Giving Back to Their Community, Benefiting our Investors, Employee Empowerment, High Safety Standards, Integrity, Customer Focus and On the Job Performance. This prestigious honor will be awarded annually to individuals in the Company who have OutPerformed in all areas of INTREN Stewardship and who exemplify INTREN's Culture.  


Winners/ Front Row: James Feuerborn, Jessica Hopkins, Marty Kominoski, and Steve Canestrini
Back Row: INTRN Leadership team: Mike McArthy (Senior Vice President/CFO), Kelly Tomblin (CEO), Lance Rosenmayer (President) and Matthew Turk (Executive Vice Presidents of Customer Solutions)

March 6, 2018 - Union, IL – Landon Kluck has been hired as the Director of Operations, Transmission, reporting to Lance Rosenmayer, President. This new position will allow INTREN to strategically focus more on growing our transmission work and customer base. Landon is currently based in the Union office, but he will be supporting transmission across the company.

For the past 9 years, Landon was the Vice President of Operations - Western Region for Michels Corporation, where he led all electrical power projects in the western United States. Previous to Michels, Landon held various leadership roles with the industry and was also a Journeyman Lineman.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Cuts Ribbon Welcoming Specialty Utility Contractor

January 22, 2018 - Baltimore, MD – To support its corporate expansion across the country, WBE utility specialty contractor, INTREN, announced the opening of its new east coast regional office in Baltimore. A special ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Catherine Pugh commemorated the occasion on Wednesday, January 17th at the company’s new headquarters.

The facility will assist with INTREN’s increased demands for services and represents the first regional headquarters for the company on the east coast. The move enables INTREN to offer its completeThe ribbon cutting at the new Intren office range of construction service solutions to new and existing customers throughout the region.

Joining Mayor Pugh and INTREN officials were leaders from the Maryland Washington Minority Companies Association, Greater Baltimore Black Chamber of Commerce, Business Agents from Operating Engineers 37 and Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 486 and other business and civic leaders.

“Baltimore is an exceptional place to do business, and the decision to base a dedicated group of leaders in the city demonstrates our belief in the prospects for Baltimore’s growing local economy and emerging status throughout the region. Having a growing team here will allow us to increase the amount of time we spend providing innovative solutions to our customers,” stated Keith Garvey, INTREN’s Regional Vice President of Business Development.

“As our INTREN footprint continues to grow, we are committing to opening local offices which demonstrates our commitment to building our presence in the community. This office is testament to the momentum we are seeing as we continue to invest in our business and our people across the country,” stated INTREN CEO, Kelly Tomblin.

In support of its corporate mission, a special check presentation was made by Keith Garvey to Joe Jones, President and CEO of Center for Urban Families. “INTREN was built on the core values of safety, integrity, customer focus and employee empowerment. Yet stewardship is the cornerstone on which the company has thrived for 29 years. We’re honored to be a part of your community and to help your organization in your mission to create opportunities and supportive services for Baltimore’s urban families,” stated Garvey.

For more information on INTREN’s East Coast Headquarters, contact Keith Garvey, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

UNION, IL, January 16, 2018. INTREN LLC is proud to announce that former ICC Commissioner Sherina Maye Edwards has been formally appointed to the INTREN Board, effective immediately.Sherina Maye Edwards

As the fourth INTREN Board Member, Sherina joins Board Chairwoman Loretta Rosenmayer, CEO Kelly Tomblin and President Lance Rosenmayer, along with leadership representing One Equity Partners, Senior Managing Director Andrew Oliver and Director Matthew Hughes.

"I am pleased to bring Sherina Maye Edwards to the INTREN Board," said Loretta Rosenmayer. "With her immense knowledge and insight, she will play an integral role in guiding INTREN into the future."

Appointed to a 5 year term in 2013, Sherina was the youngest commissioner ever to be selected for the ICC. Since her appointment, she has been actively involved in the National Association for Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) serving as Chair on both the Subcommittee on Pipeline Safety, and the Subcommittee on Supplier and Workforce Diversity.

A woman frequently recognized for her leadership, Sherina was selected to join the ranks of the distinguished list of fellows for the Leadership Greater Chicago in 2015, and was named a 2017 Eisenhower Fellow where she served as an Ambassador for the United States in South Africa and Australia.

A long time champion for diversity and inclusion, Sherina founded the Women's Energy Summit, a national event focused on vital issues in the energy industry. She also is a founding member and current president for the Women's Energy Network Chicago, as well as a member of the board of directors for the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana

Prior to her ICC appointment, Sherina was an attorney for Locke Lord LLP, where she focused on business and consumer finance litigation.

Sherina has a J.D. from Howard University School of Law and a B.A. in Psychology from Spelman College.

UNION, IL, November 28, 2017. INTREN LLC is proud to announce that Sean Hughes, the company’s ComEd Account Manager, has been promoted to Regional Vice President, Central Region, and will be reporting directly to President Lance Rosenmayer, effective immediately.Sean Hughes

“Sean brings years of operating experience and a deep commitment to our customers to this role,” stated INTREN CEO Kelly Tomblin.  “His demonstrated agility in an ever-changing marke
tplace and his ability to get support from his team members will allow us to continue to live our brand of “OutPerforming. Everyday.”

Sean Hughes joined INTREN in 2008 as a Project Manager on the ComEd Assess Treat and Replace (ATR) Program.  In 2011, he was promoted to Project Manager on the Cable Replacement Program and in 2013 was named Senior Project Manager responsible for the entire ATR Program and the ComEd Fault Initiative.   During the last eight years, he also led rehabilitating of more than 5000 miles of underground residential cable (URD) and led INTREN’s efforts in developing ComEd’s WireWatcher Storm Support Program.  

In 2015, Sean was promoted to ComEd Account Manager where he completed the 5-year scope of work for the Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act and successfully planned the ramp down. Most recently, he completed the year-long course #2020Beyond – Millennial Leadership.

"Sean has been a key person in the growth of INTREN and has worked diligently to serve ComEd, a major INTREN customer,” said INTREN President Lance Rosenmayer. “This promotion is well-deserved and will provide him with additional resources and support needed to allow him to focus even more on ComEd’s strategic needs.”
 

During his nine years with INTREN, Sean completed his PMP Certification through the Project Management Institute and Six Sigma Green Belts through the Management and Strategy Institute. Sean came to INTREN with a B.S. from DeVry, an M.A. from Keller School of Management and a Registered Communications Distribution Designer certification.  Sean was a member of IBEW Local 134 for ten years.  

Loretta Rosenmayer Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® in the Energy, Cleantech and Natural Resources Category

Loretta Rosenmeyer holds her Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Loretta Rosenmayer, Chairwoman of the Board for INTREN, has received one of the industry’s highest honors, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® award in the Energy, Cleantech and Natural Resources category. The award was presented November 18th at the Entrepreneur of the Year® US national gala held in Palm Springs, California.

The EY organization celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

Winners were selected by a panel of independent judges who considered revenue, profit and employment growth. Judges also considered the entrepreneurs’ overall achievements, their approach to innovation and future growth, their commitments to building strong teams and sustainable businesses, as well as their efforts to give back.

“We could not be prouder of Loretta,” said INTREN CEO Kelly Tomblin.  “We are thrilled that she has been honored for her commitment to excellence, her resilience and her drive, which has made INTREN what it is today – a true leader in the Utility Industry.”

 “I’ve worked with Loretta for 27 years and this is a fantastic acknowledgement that you can build a company on the foundation of stewardship,” said INTREN Executive Vice President of Customer Solutions, Matthew Turk. “She has always inspired us to do business differently and she continues to set an example to her 1400 employees to do the same. Our goal at INTREN is to be the company of values and integrity she wants us to be.”

As a woman in a male-dominated industry, Rosenmayer is recognized as an early supporter of diversity initiatives.  In 1993, she certified her company with Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, aligning her company with the utilities’ goals for diversity and inclusion of minority and woman-owned businesses in the construction industry.

For more on this story and to view Loretta's acceptance speech visit EY.com.
Keith Garvey Former JPS VP to Lead East Coast Business Development


Keith GarveyNational utility and specialty contractor, INTREN, today announced the appointment of Keith Garvey as the company's Regional Vice President of Business Development, East Coast, effective immediately. He will be reporting to Executive Vice President of Customer Solutions, Matthew Turk.

 

Garvey comes to INTREN with a wealth of knowledge within the energy sector, having over 26 years of operational and customer service experience.  In his previous position as Vice President Customer Service and Communications for Jamaica Public Service Company, Garvey led 1700 employees through a customer service turnaround and expanded the company's retail operations island wide.  He was also responsible for several of the company’s unique customers’ solutions, including the company’s prepaid services program.   

 

"Keith brings more than 20 years of leadership and industry experience coupled with a commitment to the type of culture that has defined INTREN over the years.  I am confident Keith will add to the operating expertise and customer commitment that will always serve as our foundation as we continue to grow and evolve,” states company CEO, Kelly Tomblin. 

Garvey will play an instrumental role in forwarding INTREN’s vision and providing innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of both electric and gas customers on the East Coast. Keith’s region includes Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, Washington D.C. and New York.

 

Matthew Turk, Executive Vice President echoed Tomblin's response to welcoming Garvey. “INTREN is committed to serving East Coast utilities and Keith brings to our INTREN team the experience, passion and values that will make our efforts successful.  Keith knows our industry, the centrality of safety and quality in the workforce and his energy will further develop INTREN’s performance.  We are very excited that Keith chose our INTREN team.”

Garvey holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University, along with a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from the College of Arts, Science and Technology in Jamaica.