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James MacDonald

Miller Electric

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Small, simple steps can drive meaningful change and foster conversations to shape the future of the construction industry’s labor outlook. This session will analyze vital industry data, explore demographic insights, workforce perceptions, and key challenges facing electrical contractors through focusing on findings from the ELECTRI International study titled “Addressing a Changing Trade Workforce: Strategies for Electrical Contractors.” Innovative solutions and actionable strategies will also be developed by looking at workforce dilemmas and focusing on the often-overlooked worker viewpoint.


James currently serves as Executive Vice President for IC, ISC, Commercial, Service, Technology Solutions, Smart Cities, and Strategic Accounts for Miller Electric Company. Born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida James has spent over 30 years in the electrical construction industry. He began his career at Miller Electric as an apprentice in 1988, graduated from the Jacksonville Academy of Electrical Technology, and is a Master Electrician holding an Electrical contractors license in the State of Florida. James is an active member of NECA and served as the past Governor of the Central Florida chapter. He is currently serving as the PRC Chair of Electri. Following career growth from Assistant Project Manager to Project Manager to Sr. Project Manager, he was promoted to Vice President in 2012. Under his leadership, Miller Electric has become the recognized leader for disaster recovery and power restoration for major corporate clients across the country, and his team has delivered consistent revenue and margin growth in all of our branch offices.

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