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    Our Leadership Team

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    Executive Steering Committee

    Mitch Permuy

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

    Mitch Permuy

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

    Mitch Permuy

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

    Since 1989, Mitch has continuously pushed industry standards and expectations as an innovative leader, growing Power Design from a start-up family business in his garage into a billion-dollar company that’s earned its place among Fortune Top 100. 

    As Chairman and CEO, Mitch not only steers the vision and culture of the company in his multifaceted role, but also oversees the day-to-day operations and execution of Power Design’s projects and services throughout the country. With a keen understanding of the market dynamics, Mitch works alongside the executive leadership team in implementing a robust business strategy, ensuring that Power Design remains agile and adaptable in the face of ever-changing industry landscapes. 

    Mitch has been pushing Power Design to challenge the status quo of the construction industry by focusing on the future instead of the past. He was instrumental in the creation of Power Design’s Power Up Best Practices training program, which was established to ensure that consistency and quality field installations take place on all Power Design job sites, no matter where in the country they are located. He also helped raise the bar on Power Design’s prefabrication and distribution services when the company relocated its Atlanta-based distribution center to Manatee County and doubled its size to help contribute to a seamless client experience. 

    When he’s not helping Power Design raise industry standards, Mitch relishes spending quality time with his wife (Power Design Co-Founder Dana Permuy), children, and grandchildren. Additionally, Mitch has an adventurous spirit and takes pleasure in exploring various destinations around the globe, broadening his horizons through travel.

    Licensed Master Electrician

    Dana Permuy

    Co-Chairman and Co-Founder

    Dana Permuy

    Co-Chairman and Co-Founder

    Dana Permuy

    Co-Chairman and Co-Founder

    As Co-Chairman, Dana has been instrumental in shaping Power Design's success since its establishment in 1989. With her unwavering dedication to branding, meticulous attention to detail, and astute business acumen, she has been pivotal in driving the company's growth into a renowned Fortune and Inc. Best Workplace.
     
    Dana is a key contributor to Power Design’s day-to-day success, overseeing crucial aspects of the company’s operations and focusing on the local communities where our team members live and work. This includes closely monitoring financial performances, fostering strong relationships with business partners across all industries and trades, and implementing strategic changes to enhance the company’s overall performance. Her contributions have been indispensable in achieving numerous milestones, such as establishing Power Design's core values and spearheading the employee recognition program, ACE. Additionally, Dana's visionary approach has resulted in the creation of our exceptional headquarters’ campus, offering an unparalleled experience for employees and partners throughout the years.

    Lauren Permuy

    Chief Growth Officer

    Lauren Permuy

    Chief Growth Officer

    Lauren Permuy

    Chief Growth Officer

    Lauren serves as Chief Growth Officer for Power Design and uses her extensive expertise and experience to play a crucial role in driving the company's strategic growth. Lauren's responsibilities include cultivating and nurturing Power Design’s relationships, expanding partnerships into new markets, and elevating the company’s brand. She is also dedicated to continuously enhancing the customer experience, ensuring that Power Design delivers exceptional service and value to its clients.

    Being a member of the Executive Steering Committee, Lauren actively contributes to the strategic decision-making and overall direction of the company. In addition, she is actively involved in industry organizations such as the Urban Land Institute Multi-Family Development Council and the National ACE Mentor Advisory Council, where she contributes her expertise and insights to further promote excellence and innovation in the industry.

    B.S. in Construction Management | Certified General Contractor

    Joe Micallef

    Chief Operating Officer

    Joe Micallef

    Chief Operating Officer

    Joe Micallef

    Chief Operating Officer

    With an impressive tenure of more than 25 years in the electrical field, Joe possesses an extensive wealth of knowledge and expertise in running job sites from inception to completion. As the Chief Operating Officer and member of the Executive Steering Committee, he has a pivotal role in overseeing all aspects of Power Design's construction projects from Florida to California. Joe's decision-making and meticulous attention to detail ensure that every project under his supervision is executed with precision and efficiency.

    His commitment to excellence and his ability to inspire and guide others have set a benchmark for success within our organization. Joe continues to steer Power Design towards new heights of achievement and distinction in the field. Outside of his work in the field, Joe is an enthusiastic supporter of the American Cancer Society, dedicating his efforts to the Real Men Wear Pink campaign and its mission of advancing breast cancer research.

    Licensed Electrician | OSHA-30 Certification | Fire Alarm and Security System Certified 

    Morgan Permuy

    Chief People and Culture Officer

    Morgan Permuy

    Chief People and Culture Officer

    Morgan Permuy

    Chief People and Culture Officer

    As the Chief People and Culture Officer, Morgan brings a dynamic and forward-thinking approach to cultivating a workplace environment that promotes employee well-being, engagement, and motivation. In her 15 years at Power Design, Morgan has implemented robust employee rewards and recognition programs that honor exceptional contributions and achievements, fostering a culture of excellence and ambition. At the forefront of her responsibilities is championing strategic culture, communications, and wellness programs that create a healthy and supportive work environment and encourage collaboration, innovation, and teambuilding.  
     
    As a key leader within the Human Resources team – known as the SOURCE – Morgan is also a driving force behind Power Design’s community engagement efforts, spearheading initiatives that encourage employees to make a positive impact beyond the workplace, further amplifying the company’s family values and mission. Her commitment to cultivating a vibrant and inclusive corporate culture is unwavering, as she strives to foster an environment where all team members feel welcome to be their authentic selves.

    David Redden

    General Counsel/Risk Manager

    David Redden

    General Counsel/Risk Manager

    David Redden

    General Counsel/Risk Manager

    As our award-winning General Counsel, David plays a key role in the achievements of Power Design. With a remarkable track record of success, David adeptly negotiates contract terms with our clients, fosters enduring relationships with vendors, and even collaborates with government officials to ensure enterprise-wide prosperity and the vital growth of the industry and its trades across the country. David serves as a vital liaison between Power Design and public policy makers, government officials, and community leaders. He skillfully navigates the complexities of various communities, ensuring our projects align with local regulations and garner support.

    When he's not advocating for our company or serving our community, David is spending his time with his family and enjoying the tranquility of fishing on the open water. 

    Member of the Florida Bar | Board Certified in Construction Law | B.A. in E-commerce and Finance | Master of Business Administration | Juris Doctor Degree

    Marcela Gomez

    Chief of Staff

    Marcela Gomez

    Chief of Staff

    Marcela Gomez

    Chief of Staff

    Marcela is a seasoned professional with more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry. As the Chief of Staff, she oversees all aspects of the company's preconstruction services, including estimating, engineering, and procurement. In addition, Marcela is responsible for managing Power Design Resources and its impressive 208,000 sq. ft. prefabrication and distribution center. Her primary focus is to ensure the delivery of ready-to-build projects and equipping field teams with the necessary information and tools to execute projects effectively and efficiently.

    Throughout her tenure at Power Design, Marcela has played a pivotal role in leading various company-wide projects that have been instrumental in driving the growth and success of the organization. As a member of the Executive Steering Committee, she actively contributes to strategic decision-making and the overall direction of the company. 

    B.S. in Industrial Engineering | Master of Business Administration | Project Management Professional Certification 

    Heather Ford

    Chief Financial Officer

    Heather Ford

    Chief Financial Officer

    Heather Ford

    Chief Financial Officer

    With a keen eye for financial management, Heather serves as Chief Financial Officer for Power Design, overseeing the financial and accounting departments and playing a crucial role in shaping the company's success. Leveraging her team's expertise in analyzing market trends and past financial performance, Heather provides invaluable insights as a member of the Executive Steering Committee, enabling them to develop strategic short- and long-term plans that support Power Design's growth and prosperity.

    With more than 20 years of experience as a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Heather brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role. Beyond her financial responsibilities, she dedicates her time and energy to giving back to various organizations, including the Florida Institute of CFOs and Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties. 

    B.S. in Accounting | Master of Accounting

    Raghu Kutty

    Chief Information Officer

    Raghu Kutty

    Chief Information Officer

    Raghu Kutty

    Chief Information Officer

    Raghu leads our highly skilled 60+ person Information Technology Department as Chief Information Officer. With a keen focus on technology infrastructure and data integrity, Raghu continuously spearheads innovative solutions that have earned Power Design national recognition and numerous awards.  
      
    Since 2010, Raghu's unwavering dedication has centered around leveraging technology to solve complex construction challenges. His visionary approach and deep understanding of the industry enable him to identify and implement cutting-edge technologies that optimize efficiency, streamline operations, and drive remarkable outcomes.

    B.S. in Computer Engineering

    Aaron Permuy

    Senior Vice President of Estimating

    Aaron Permuy

    Senior Vice President of Estimating

    Aaron Permuy

    Senior Vice President of Estimating

    Aaron Permuy is an accomplished professional with a strong background in the electrical contracting industry. As a Senior Vice President for Power Design, he plays a pivotal role in the company's success. With a deep understanding of the organization's inner workings, Aaron's extensive experience allows him to provide valuable strategic guidance and drive growth. Prior to his current position, he held the role of Director of Strategic Market Development and Chief Estimator, where he honed his skills in market analysis and estimating to optimize project outcomes. 

    Aaron is known for his exceptional ability to cultivate and strengthen relationships with general contractors and vendors, further enhancing the company's reputation and ensuring its continued success. His expertise in estimation, combined with his dedication to cultivating relationships, positions him as an asset in driving the company's market expansion and ensuring its continued success.

    B.A in Marketing
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    Senior Executives

    Misha Zeltser

    Senior Vice President of Engineering

    Misha Zeltser

    Senior Vice President of Engineering

    Misha Zeltser

    Senior Vice President of Engineering

    Misha oversees Power Design's Engineering Department, which supports the company's Design Build and Design Assist Projects. The Engineering Department consists of Electrical, Mechanical, and Lighting Design Divisions, which provide a collaborative and coordinated design approach to our projects.

    His team of engineers, designers, and CADD technicians create solutions-based and value-driven design documents and specifications for a variety of project types, providing electrical concepts that meet Power Design's high expectations for quality and support our customer goals.

    Prior to joining Power Design in 2009, Misha worked as a lead electrical engineer and designer at an international MEP design and consulting engineering firm. He received his bachelor's degree in Architectural Engineering from Kansas State University and his MBA from the University of South Florida. Misha is a Board-Certified Professional Engineer (PE), LEED Accredited Professional, Lighting Certified Professional (LC), KSU Architectural Engineering Advisory Council Member (ARE), and a CSE 40 Under 40 Award Honoree!

    Dane Gilbert

    Senior Vice President

    Dane Gilbert

    Senior Vice President

    Dane Gilbert

    Senior Vice President

    Through the execution of the company's strategic vision, Dane promotes the success of PDI’s customers and employees within the entire western U.S. He oversees project delivery from the planning stages through project completion, ensuring Power Design’s high safety and quality expectations are met while leading and growing a strong management team, also supervising the Service Department.

    Dane has a strong passion for philanthropy and is the co-founder of Instruments 4 Life, which provides Tampa youth with free music lessons, instruments, and other forms of artistic activities as a healthy social outlet.

    He earned his MBA, M.S. in Building Construction, and Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Florida. Prior to Power Design, Dane played in various local bands. He's also a two-time PDI dodgeball champion.

    Zac Elkins

    Senior Vice President

    Zac Elkins

    Senior Vice President

    Zac Elkins

    Senior Vice President

    Zac supports the success of PDI’s customers and employees through the execution of the company's strategic vision. He is responsible for project delivery from the planning stages through project completion, ensuring Power Design’s high safety and quality expectations are met as he oversees the Quality Control and Safety Departments.

    Zac is no stranger to the business, previously working at his family's electrical contracting company in Central Florida. Zac joined Power Design in 2011, advancing from Project Engineer, to Project Manager, to Project Executive, to his current role as VP. Zac holds a State of Florida Electrical Contractor's License, a B.S. in Finance, and is currently working to complete his master's degree in Construction Management.

    Known for his competitive spirit and family-man nature, Zac extends himself beyond operations management at Power Design. He's served on several committees helping to roll out new technologies, such as field iPads and Plangrid, meanwhile playing an integral role in most PDI volleyball competitions.

    Steve Browning

    Senior Vice President

    Steve Browning

    Senior Vice President

    Steve Browning

    Senior Vice President

    By executing Power Design’s strategic vision, Steve works toward ensuring the success of the company’s customers and employees. Overseeing project delivery from the planning stages through project completion, he leads and grows a strong management team while supporting PDI’s high safety and quality standards.

    Since starting at Power Design as an intern in 2007, Steve has grown through various positions including Project Engineer, Assistant Project Manager, Project Manager, and Project Executive, all preparing him for his current role as VP.

    Steve earned his B.S. in Building Construction from the University of Florida and is LEED certified. An avid fisherman when not at work, Steve enjoys various outdoor activities in addition to watching his favorite football team, the Florida Gators!

    Chris Hughes

    Senior Vice President, Power Design Resources

    Chris Hughes

    Senior Vice President, Power Design Resources

    Chris Hughes

    Senior Vice President, Power Design Resources

    Trent Morano

    Senior Vice President of Systems Technologies

    Trent Morano

    Senior Vice President of Systems Technologies

    Trent Morano

    Senior Vice President of Systems Technologies

    With more than 20 years’ experience in the construction industry, Trent is a Fortune 500 leader with exceptional vision. Possessing a unique background in construction, electrical, mechanical, and information technology, he brings forward financial models that impact the bottom line.

    As the SVP of Systems Technologies, Trent leads pursuit and preconstruction with building owners, developers, architects, engineers, and general contractors while sharing the 'new way' to deliver functionality across electrical, mechanical, IT, CRE, and LV systems.

    Prior to Power Design, Trent worked for Johnson Controls Inc. He serves as a member advisor on two prestigious industry boards: IBcon (part of Realcomm) and SEAT (Sports & Entertainment Alliance in Technology) and is a member-panelist for Forbes Technology Council. Having recently finished designing and building one of the smartest buildings in the world, CompuCom HQ, Trent also volunteers with ACE, CoreNet, and ABC.

    Joe Dydek

    Director of Procurement

    Joe Dydek

    Director of Procurement

    Joe Dydek

    Director of Procurement

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    Regional Executives

    George Wilkes

    Regional Vice President

    George Wilkes

    Regional Vice President

    George Wilkes

    Regional Vice President

    George promotes the success of our customers and employees within his region through the execution of Power Design’s strategic vision. He is responsible for project delivery from the early planning stages through project completion, ensuring our high safety and quality expectations are met, while leading and growing a strong management team.

    Prior to becoming an RVP, George served as a Senior PM and Project Executive for Power Design where he worked heavily in the Miami area. Previous to Power Design, George held management roles for various electrical contractors and graduated from the Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee program in Washington, DC. George is well-known for the tailgate parties he throws; consider yourself lucky if you receive an invite! 

    State: Florida North

    Nelzay Rivas Pulgar

    Regional Vice President

    Nelzay Rivas Pulgar

    Regional Vice President

    Nelzay Rivas Pulgar

    Regional Vice President

    Dan Somerville

    Regional Vice President

    Dan Somerville

    Regional Vice President

    Dan Somerville

    Regional Vice President

    Dan promotes the success of our customers and employees within his region through the execution of Power Design’s strategic vision. He is responsible for project delivery from the early planning stages through project completion, ensuring our high safety and quality expectations are met while leading and growing a strong management team. 

    Prior to becoming an RVP, Dan began with Power Design in 2010 as an on-site Project Engineer in Baltimore. After spending two years in the field, Dan went on to climb up the career ladder, quickly moving from Assistant Project Manager to Project Manager, and on to Project Executive of South Florida where he oversaw $50 million in projects ranging from garden style, ultra-high-end luxury condos and more. He later took on running projects in the Texas region, which consisted of $60 million in work and over 12 different projects in a growing market for us. 

    When he’s not overseeing multi-million dollar projects now as an RVP, this University of Florida MBA grad (go Gators!) can be found playing some kind of sport (probably beach volleyball) or working on learning something new. 

    States: California, Washington

    Efren Zanni

    Regional Vice President

    Efren Zanni

    Regional Vice President

    Efren Zanni

    Regional Vice President

    Efren promotes the success of our customers and employees within his region through the execution of Power Design’s strategic vision. He is responsible for project delivery from the early planning stages through project completion, ensuring our high safety and quality expectations are met, while leading and growing a strong management team. 
     
    Since starting with Power Design as a Project Engineer in 2011, Efren has worked his way up the ladder. Prior to his promotion to RVP, Efren served as a Project Executive focusing on growing our PA region. He enjoys using the knowledge and experience he’s earned over nearly a decade with PDI to mentor his team. 
     
    Efren earned his undergrad degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and his MBA from the University of Tampa with a concentration in finance. When he isn’t working on growing our regional work, you can catch this born-and-raised Venezuelan in real estate—looking for the next big deal, or spending time with his family.
     
    States: PA, DE, DC, VA, MA

    Nick Young

    Regional Vice President

    Nick Young

    Regional Vice President

    Nick Young

    Regional Vice President

    Native to the Washington, D.C. area, Nick graduated from the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee program, then obtained his Journeyman Electrician’s license.  His field experience was an asset in developing his project management skills as he worked into a leadership role in his family’s electrical contracting business.   After relocating to Florida in 2014, Nick joined Power Design as a Senior Project Manager on the Southwest team.  In his 5 years at Power Design, he has grown from Sr. Project Manager, to Project Executive, to his current role as RVP of the Southwest region.  In addition to holding his journeyman’s license, Nick is OSHA 30 Certified and has completed the NECA Project Management Training Program.

    Having a passion for mentoring, Nick serves on various process improvement committees and as a guest contributor in PM & Super boot camps.  His passion extends to his love for music, playing bass guitar and enjoying family time at the beach with his wife and two children.

    States: Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas

    Jeremy Wilson

    Regional Vice President

    Jeremy Wilson

    Regional Vice President

    Jeremy Wilson

    Regional Vice President

    With over 15 years of construction experience ranging from home building, to heavy civil and electrical construction, Jeremy brings with him a wide range of knowledge and skills.  Since starting at Power Design in 2012 he has progressed from Assistant Project Manager, Project Manager, Project Executive to his current role as Regional Vice President.

    Jeremy earned a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Eastern Kentucky University.  His free time is spent with his family, enjoying the Florida lifestyle to the fullest.  In March you will find him cheering on his favorite team, the University of Kentucky Wildcats.  Go CATS!

    States: Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico

    Tyler West

    Regional Vice President

    Tyler West

    Regional Vice President

    Tyler West

    Regional Vice President

    Tyler promotes the success of our customers and employees within his region through the execution of Power Design’s strategic vision. He is responsible for project delivery from the early planning stages through project completion, ensuring our high safety and quality expectations are met, while leading and growing a strong management team. 

    Since starting at Power Design as an intern in 2011, Tyler’s grown through various positions including Project Engineer, Assistant Project Manager, Project Manager and Project Executive, all leading him to his current role. 

    Tyler earned his Bachelor of Science in Building Construction from the University of Florida. When he isn’t overseeing projects, you can catch this St. Pete native fishing, swimming, and enjoying the Florida lifestyle with his family. 

    States: Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia

    Duane Vanderkooi

    Regional Vice President

    Duane Vanderkooi

    Regional Vice President

    Duane Vanderkooi

    Regional Vice President

    Duane promotes the success of our customers and employees within his region through the execution of Power Design’s strategic vision. He is responsible for project delivery from the early planning stages through project completion, ensuring our high safety and quality expectations are met, while leading and growing a strong management team. 
     
    Since starting his career with Power Design as a Project Superintendent in 2005, Duane has grown through various positions including Project Manager to Project Executive, and now Regional Vice President. 
     
    Duane holds a Non-Restricted Electrical Contractors License, as well as a Low Voltage Unrestricted Contractors License in his home state of Georgia. When he isn’t overseeing the success of our projects, you can catch this Athens, GA native (Go Dawgs!) coaching his three boys on the baseball field or basketball court, mountain biking, or watching a Braves game with his sons and wife (with his dog, Baxter, by his side too!).

    States: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

    Kelan O Hanlan

    Regional Vice President

    Kelan O Hanlan

    Regional Vice President

    Kelan O Hanlan

    Regional Vice President

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