Craig Clark Elected District 8 Vice President of the National Electrical Contractors Association
As a third generation Union electrician from New Jersey, Clark started his journey in the electrical construction field with IBEW Local 102 in 1974. He worked his way up through the ranks in various field and management positions prior to holding the position of CEO & President of Dynalectric Colorado from 1999 to 2018. He served as a consultant to Dynalectric on various Light-rail projects and medical centers until late 2021.
Founded in 1951 as part of Kennedy Electric, Dynalectric Colorado, a subsidiary of EMCOR, offers a single-source solution for commercial, industrial, institutional and highway electrical construction, as well as ongoing customer service. In addition to design/build and design/assist, it provides a broad range of other preconstruction and construction support services, including—but not limited to—budgeting, value engineering, schedule analysis, constructability reviews and major material procurement. Dedicated to customer satisfaction, it provides highly individualized, consistently professional project delivery. It has been the leading electrical contractor for Denver, Colorado Springs, and other Colorado regions for more than 60 years.
INVOLVEMENT WITH NECA
Clark is the past Governor and President, of the Rocky Mountain Chapter, NECA, and co-chaired the Labor Management Committee and the RMC JATC. He has served on several national NECA committees, including the National Management Development Committee from 2011–2012, the Value of Membership Task Force in 2015, and the Council on Industrial Relations from 2019–2020. He has been a fellow in the NECA Academy of Electrical Contracting since 2014 and is the Current NECA District 8 Vice President and Chair of the NECA Safety Task Force.
While there has been a recent resurgence in recruiting young people to the industry, it has still proven difficult to attract them to construction. Clark said that beyond the wages and benefits, many young people he interviews don’t understand the full significance and value of being a part of a union. NECA contractors face the challenge of finding good people and developing the sophisticated processes that they now must invest in to stay relevant, such as BIM. This will help attract young talent to NECA companies.
AWAY FROM THE OFFICE
Clark has six children and six grandchildren. He enjoys mountaineering, ice climbing, skiing, fly fishing, sailing, reading and living in the mountains with his wife, Carol, in Colorado.