How Battery Plants & EV Charging Stations are Changing the Landscape for Electrical Contractors

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Convention Education

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Convention Education, Exhibitor, NECA Convention and Trade Show (Full Meeting), Press Registration, Speaker Registration, Weekend Package




This panel consists of three (3) NECA contractors who are extensively involved in the development of EV charging stations and battery plants nationwide. They will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of constructing battery plants and developing EV charging stations and how these “mega projects” make it challenging for smaller contractors to perform the work they are obtaining on time and on budget.ill discuss how these “mega projects” make it challenging for smaller contractors to perform the work they are obtaining on time and on budget.


  • 2024 NECA San Diego Speaker

    Roy Cohen

    Cohen Seglias

    Roy founded Cohen Seglias in 1988 and has overseen its growth from a three-attorney construction firm to a firm with almost 90 attorneys offering a wide range of legal services. Serving as the firm’s President and chair of the Construction Group, he has a nationwide construction practice and, with his partners, counsels more than 1300 clients in the industry, including construction managers, general contractors, municipal authorities, private developers, major trade contractors, architects, engineers, and sureties.

  • 2024 NECA San Diego Speaker

    Eddie O’Halloran

    Miller Electric Company

    Mr. O’Halloran joined Miller Electric Company in 2001 as an Estimator/Project Manager and has over 38 years of experience within the electrical contracting industry. He holds a Master Electrician’s License in Florida and Georgia and has completed extensive continued education involving Estimating, Cost Management, Scheduling, Labor Relations, and Executive Leadership courses at the Davis College of Business.

  • 2024 NECA San Diego Speaker

    Joe Kellams

    United Electric Company, Inc.

    Joe Kellams serves as the President & CEO of United Electric Company and holds the role of COO at UEC Holdings, both based in Louisville, KY. United Electric stands out as a prominent industrial, commercial, and power distribution company, operating across Kentucky and Ohio. The company boasts a strong portfolio of clientele, including industry giants like Ford, LG&E, Lubrizol, Chevron, and General Electric.

  • 2024 NECA San Diego Speaker

    Jonathan Bruce

    Bruce & Merrilees Electric Co.

    Jonathan Bruce brings 30 years of corporate, project, construction management and development experience to Bruce & Merrilees. As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Bruce is in charge of all day-to-day operations of the company. He makes sure that all project teams are adequately supported to maximize resource efforts and profitability.