Bringmann was an apprentice in the early 1980s and eventually worked as an estimator and project manager for Alcan Electric. He became vice president in 1997 and president/CEO in 2001.
Alcan Electrical & Engineering, Inc. was founded in 1972 by Bringmann’s father, George Bringmann. Now a third-generation company with 125 employees, Alcan is the largest Alaskan-owned electrical contractor in the state. It provides commercial, industrial, institutional and design/build services throughout Alaska and has offices in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau. Alcan Electric also has a systems division, AlcanTel, specializing in telecommunications, security and access controls systems. The company’s annual revenues are $35-$40 million.
INVOLVEMENT WITH NECA
Bringmann began attending NECA chapter meetings in 1992 due to his father’s involvement. The company has been a NECA member for more than 45 years. He has been on the Alaska Chapter’s board of directors since 2001 and served as its president and governor. He was an Alaska Joint Electrical Training Trustee from 1993-2003 and has been an Alaska Electrical Pension Trustee since 2001 as well as an AGC of Alaska board member. Additionally, he is an active member of NECA’s Political Leadership Council (including District 6 vice chairman) and worked with the Council on Industrial Relations. He was installed as a Fellow in the Academy of Electrical Contracting in 2009.
Changes in the industry he has observed include technology and productivity increases. He said being a part of the solution and a voice for contractors is important. He added it is important to take advantage of the educational and networking opportunities that NECA offers at the local and national levels.
AWAY FROM THE OFFICE
Bringmann recently became engaged to Diane Gordaoff, and has two step-sons, Josh and Jake. He enjoys golfing with buddies and traveling with Diane.
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