Our Team

Alan M. Golub – President

Alan has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2000. He currently serves on the Finance, Government Affairs, and Executive Committees as Vice President of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). He previously served as Trustee on the NECA Administrative Fund Committee. He is on the Advisory Board of Valley National Bank and also a member of the North Jersey Chamber of Commerce, Construction Round Table (CRT), New Jersey Subcontractors Association, Inc. (NJSA), New Jersey Association of Electrical Inspectors (NJAEI), and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). He holds Electrical Contractor Licenses in New Jersey, Rockland & Westchester Counties in NY and Connecticut.


Alan is a 1985 graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree.

Matthew T. Glennon, P.E., LEED Certified – Vice President

Matt has over 25 years experience in Management, Engineering, and Construction.  As Vice President, he is involved in the day-to-day management of the office operation, as well as Business Development and Project Management. Matt joined Modern Electric Co. in 2002, bringing with him a Business and Engineering background that includes Electric Utility Operations and Maintenance, Industrial Plant Engineering and Design, Forensic Engineering and Accident Investigation, and Insurance Risk Management.


Matt is a graduate of Manhattan College where he earned a Bachelors of Engineering Degree (Electrical Engineering). He also has a Masters of Engineering Degree in Electric Power Systems from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA in Finance from Rutgers University.  He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New Jersey, New York and a Senior Member of IEEE.

Michael Hadam – Vice President

Mike is currently a Vice President for Modern Electric Co. and has over 26 years of experience in the electrical construction industry. His many duties include project coordination, layout of electrical systems, reviewing plans and specifications, dealing in customer relations and coordination of manpower for various projects. Mike supervises and works on a variety of retail stores including Target, Home Depot, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Shoprite, Fairway Market and Bed, Bath and Beyond. He also supervises and works on many Hospitals, Banks, Pharmaceuticals, Colleges, and Refrigeration and Energy Management buildings.


Mike was an instructor at Somerset County Vocational Tech for the First Year Apprentice Program from 1998 until 2008. He has also been a member of IBEW Local Union #102 since 1987.

Shannon Barry – Controller

Shannon has over 20 years of financial experience in the construction industry. She joined the Modern Electric Co. in February of 2017 as the new Controller. Shannon is responsible for all phases of the day to day internal accounting and financial operations of the company.


Shannon is a graduate of Montclair State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Justice Studies.

David Calao – Chief Estimator

Dave has worked in the Electrical business since 1982 starting as a Project Foreman.  As Chief Estimator/Project Manager, he estimates projects upwards of $10M, supervises purchasing, reviews submittals, coordinates releases with project schedules and is involved in contract negotiations.


He has completed Design-Build projects up to $6.5M and has worked on projects including Hackensack Hospital New Research Building, The Promenade in Edgewater, NJ, the Merck Health Physics Support Facility and Bldg. 805 in Rahway, NJ.

Steven Cochrane – Superintendent

Steve has been part of the Modern Electric Co. team since 1989.  As an Apprentice, Journeyman and Foreman, he has been hands on throughout numerous projects in Pharmaceutical, Industrial, Commercial, Retail and Refrigeration.  He has been a member of the IBEW Local Union 164 for over 30 years.  As a Superintendent, Steve’s responsibilities include but are not limited to, complete oversight of projects, coordinating manpower, reviewing and ensuring value engineering of contracts, as well as making sure all projects stay on track while maintaining Modern Electric Co.’s high standards of safety and professionalism.


Steve holds an Associates Degree in Computer Electronics and an Electrical Contractor’s License for the State of New Jersey. He has also completed numerous industry and safety training courses including OSHA 30.

Michael Podwats – Superintendent

Mike is currently a superintendent for Modern Electric Co. and has over 15 years of experience in the electrical construction industry.  His duties include project coordination, layout of electrical systems, reviewing plans and specifications, estimating projects and coordination of manpower for various projects.  Mike supervises and works on a variety of pharmaceutical plants including Roche Molecular Systems, DSM Nutritional Products and Merck. He also supervises and works on many banks, refrigeration, energy management buildings and higher educational institutions.


Mike has been a member of IBEW Local Union #102 since 1986.

Ray Lombardo – Purchasing Manager

Ray has been Modern Electric Co.’s Purchasing Manager for over 25 years and is responsible for procurement of all material and equipment rentals for the company’s many projects.  He also supervises the warehouse staff and drivers.


Ray previously worked for three years with another Electrical Contractor. Prior to that, he spent six years with electrical distributors learning the industry with hands on selling of material that he currently purchases today.

Tom Dietze – Service Manager

Tom has been in the Electrical industry since 2004 and with Modern Electric Co. since 2010. He has completed a rigorous NECA/IBEW Journeyman Inside Wireman training apprenticeship program through IBEW Local Union 164. As a former Upstate New York Master Electrician and licensed New Jersey Home Improvement Contractor, Tom is well suited for ensuring quality customer service and prompt response to emergencies of all shapes and sizes.


As service manager of Modern Electric Co., Tom manages a well- equipped fleet of service and small scope electricians, provides quotes for jobs and manages small and medium sized jobs. Some of our main service department customers are supermarkets, commercial offices, and retail owners.

Frank Chupinka – Project Manager

Frank has been an IBEW Local Union Electrician since 1999. In 2011, he became an Estimator and Project Manager and joined Modern Electric Co. in 2016.  Frank handles estimating, negotiations with customers, sales and buyouts.  He manages all aspects of a project from beginning to completion.


Frank currently holds a NJ Electrical License.

Frank Koch – Project Manager

Frank Koch has been a Project Manager for 25 years prior to joining the team at Modern Electric Co. in 2014. He has managed and estimated projects related to Data Centers, Telecom Centers, Educational Institutions, Laboratory and Retail projects in varying sizes from small to large.


Frank holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering

Jamie Golub – Project Manager

Jamie Golub joined Modern Electric Co. in 2010. He completed a 5 year electrical apprenticeship program with IBEW Local Union 164 and obtained his electrical license in the state of New Jersey. Jamie is involved with day to day operations for Modern Electric Co. along with estimating, project management and service work.


Jamie graduated from the University of Colorado in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Business with an emphasis in Finance.

Joseph Alfaro – Project Manager

Joe has been a Union Electrician for over 35 years. In that time, he has been a foreman for 10 years, a Supervisor for 20 years and now a Project Manager for 5 years. He currently holds an Electrical License in the state of New Jersey. He has significant experience in the field and many contacts in the supermarket industry.


Joe is a graduate of Lyms Institute in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Mark Orecchio, P.E. – Project Manager

Mark has over 30 years of experience in the electrical commercial industry. Prior to joining Modern Electric Co., he managed the day to day operations of a large electrical contracting firm. He has extensive experience in all phases of electrical construction, including estimating, project management, design/build work, purchasing and contract negotiations.


Mark is a graduate of NJ Institute of Technology, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer in NJ, NY and CT.

Nicholas Tripodi – Project Manager

Nick worked in the residential and commercial electrical industry during high school and into the beginning of college. Nick worked as a Journeyman and Foreman until joining the Modern Electric Co. in the field back in 2010 and then became a Project Estimator in 2012. He is currently involved with Estimating, Project Management, Power Flow Analysis, Photometric Layout and Design, extensive general AutoCAD, 3D modeling and conversion across multiple formats including BIM work. BIM experience includes multiple simultaneous 1+ and 5+ year Level 400 projects involving design, coordination with other trades and management of field implementation. Estimating and project management experience includes small to large scale supermarket renovation including new construction, industrial building renovations, academic classroom and facility work as well as various others.


Nick holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering which he earned at NJIT, during the same time joining IBEW Local Union 164 and completing the apprenticeship program.

Jim Coates – Project Estimator

Jim has been in the Electrical industry for over 45 years. His experience includes 15 years in the field and over 30 years in estimating and project management. He is knowledgeable and experienced with all phases of the industry including, estimating, negotiations, purchasing and project management. Jim joined our team in 2014 as a Project Manager. He is a member of IBEW Local Unions, 581 and 102 since 1973.


Jim currently holds an Electrical Contractor’s License for the State of New Jersey.

Kosta Getov – Project Estimator

Kosta has been involved with the electrical industry since 2001. He joined Modern Electric Co. in 2010 as a project manager. Performing budgets, conceptual estimates, detailed takeoffs and contract negotiations are just some of his daily tasks.


Kosta holds a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering, as well as a Masters of Science in Construction Management.