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O’CONNELL AWARDED AVANGRID SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

OCTOBER 2019 In October, O’Connell was honored as Supplier of The Year by Avangrid, a leading, sustainable energy company with approximately $33 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states.One of Avangrid’s two primary lines of business, Avangrid Networks, owns eight electric and natural gas utilities serving 3.2 million customers in New York and […]

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PARKES FAMILY HONORED WITH URMC DEAN’S MEDAL

OCTOBER 2019 In October, members of the George Hoyt Whipple Society presented the Parkes family with the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Dean’s Medal for their decades of philanthropy and volunteer leadership at URMC. The family’s contributions have enabled the Medical Center to significantly advance the field of asthma care and research. […]

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WELCOME OUR NEW VICE PRESIDENTS AND MANAGEMENT PROMOTIONS

SEPTEMBER 2019 In September, our Board of Directors and Executive Team announced the next chapter of leadership for O’Connell Electric. As they assume the duties of Vice Presidents in their respective endeavors, Don, Joe, Michael, and Brian will serve at a senior leadership capacity to assist our executive team in fostering greater collaboration, innovation, and […]

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2019 JBX GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT THE MARY PARKES CENTER

SEPTEMBER 2019 September 5th was the perfect day to tee-up for this year’s 24th Annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Mary Parkes Center for Asthma, Allergy and Pulmonary Care.  It wasn’t too hot, there was a blend of sun and overcast, and more than 300 golfers experienced steady play amongst great company on the […]

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O’CONNELL ELECTRIC’S 2019 SAFETY PICNIC

AUGUST 2019 “Safety trumps productivity. We care deeply about the well-being of our employees and our safety picnics deliver that message.” – Vic Salerno, CEO In August, we hosted our Annual Safety Picnic, bringing together 800 of our employees, customers, vendors and friends for a full day dedicated to safety. The safety picnic is setup […]

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Victor Salerno Receives the Boy Scouts Distinguished Citizen Award

April 2019 – This Spring, Victor Salerno was presented with the Distinguished Citizen Award by the Seneca Waterways Council Boy Scouts of America at their annual Youth Power Dinner.   The award is presented to individual community leaders who provide outstanding civic service to the adult and/or youth in the community.   Those who receive […]

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OCE Technical Services Division Brings Home Awards at Annual TEGG Conference

February 2019 – Each year, members of our Technical Services Division attend the ABM TEGG Continuing Education Conference to gather among hundreds of professionals in our industry.  During this three day event, attendees participate in targeted educational sessions, visit with industry-leading service and supply vendors, and are recognized for their achievements during the annual President’s […]

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OCE Electrician, Scott Precourt, Awarded TEGG Technician of The Year

February 2019 – After enlisting in the US Navy in 1985 and serving in its electrical field with his older brother, Scott Precourt knew he had found his calling. He wanted to become an electrical technician. After serving in the Navy, Precourt joined the IBEW Local 43 in Syracuse, NY, in 1995, before joining O’Connell […]

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Welcome Dan Oberlies as Director of Safety and Risk Management

January 2019 Dan joined O’Connell Electric after spending 26 years in utility line clearance and vegetation management while working for Asplundh Tree Expert Company and Lewis Tree Service. Additionally, Dan spent three years at Wegmans as Insurance Manager and Director of Risk Management. Dan has spent nearly his entire career in safety, training, insurance, claims […]

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OCE Employees Volunteer at Brady Farm, Syracuse NY

October 2018 This fall, dozens of men and women from our Syracuse Office volunteered time and materials to support Brady Farm, a local community garden that provides organic produce and education to under served communities in the Syracuse area.  Brady Farm was started only a few years ago with the goal of providing affordable, fresh, […]

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