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David Long named CEO of NECA, Miller Electric Leadership Shifts Roles

Jacksonville, FL: Miller Electric Company is pleased to announce that the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) has selected David Long as the association’s next Chief Executive Officer. Long will officially join the NECA staff on April 1, 2019. His role as President of Miller Electric Company will end on March 31, 2019.

Miller Electric CEO, Henry Brown, will assume the title of President and CEO. His brother and business partner Daniel Brown will continue as Chief Operations Officer and primary license holder. Ed Witt Jr. will be promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Construction Officer.

David Long began his career with Miller Electric Company as a trainee in 1975 and graduated from the apprenticeship in 1981.  Since then, he has served the company as Journeyman, Foreman, General Foreman, Asst. Project Manager, Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, Vice President, Sr. Vice President, and currently President.  

For the last several years, David’s role with Miller Electric Company has centered around his service to NECA.  As NECA District III Vice President from 2014 to 2017, David made innovative changes in the areas of training and labor relations, and he is winner of the Coggeshall Award from NECA for outstanding contributions in the areas of technical and training.  In 2017, David was elected National President of NECA, continuing the Miller Electric tradition of NECA leadership. David was selected as CEO of NECA after a national search to replace retiring CEO John Grau and will be the first former member to lead the organization.

Henry states that “Through David’s leadership, I know that our industry association will be well positioned to capture the opportunities and meet the challenges of our exponentially changing world. I am excited for David and the next chapter in his amazing career and I am equally excited for the next chapter in our great company. Our leadership team at Miller Electric Company is stronger than ever before and we are well positioned for continued growth both individually and collectively.”

About Miller Electric Company: Founded in 1928, Miller Electric Company has grown from a local electrical contractor to one of the largest companies in the industry with over 2000 employees. Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL and with a network of branch offices, Miller Electric Company provides comprehensive power and technology solutions to Fortune 500 clients in a diversified range of industries. Miller Electric Company is a family business that remains committed to continued stewardship in its communities and industry.  

About the National Electrical Contractors Association: NECA is the voice of the $171 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light and communication technology to buildings and communities across the U.S. NECA’s national office and 118 local chapters advance the industry through advocacy, education, research and standards development. A diverse group of nearly 4,000-member companies account for approximately 300 million manhours per year.

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