Chapter Officers


John GerlachSt. Croix Falls2022 to present
Bob Van ErtWausau2018 to 2021
Mark HadyWatertown2013 to 2017
Gerald Schulz Neenah2008 to 2012
Ron JahnkeMadison2004 to 2007
Bruce CompanikOshkosh2001 to 2003
Jerome Hill Madison1984 to 2001
Robert BohmRacine 1983
William PlummerMadison 1968 thru 1982
Harold BreibyMadison1964 thru 1967
C.R. StocksEau Claire 1963


Mike NewtonWausau2022 to present
John GerlachSt. Croix Falls2018 to 2021
Robert Van ErtWausau2013 to 2017
Mark HadyWatertown 2010 to 2012
Bernie Cleppe Sturtevant2008 to 2009
Gerald SchulzNeenah2004 to 2007
Ronald JahnkeMadison2001 to 2003
Merlin BaenenGreen Bay2000
Jack PapenfussLa Crosse1997 thru 1999
Gil BakkeWaterford 1994 thru 1996
Tom NewtonWausau1992 thru 1993
Bruce CompanikOshkosh1989 thru 1991
Gene RoshellChippewa Falls 1984 thru 1988
Don McGrathJanesville 1983
Norb JackAppleton1978 thru 1982
Robert G. BohmRacine 1971 thru 1977
Don AndersonGreen Bay1969 thru 1970
Joe RoshellChippewa Falls1966 thru 1968
John W. NashRacine1965
William ShermanEau Claire1964
Bob ToppMadison1963

Vice President

Jim Eland IIGreen Bay2022 to present
John DesensMadison2018 to 2021
John GerlachSt. Croix Falls2014 to 2017
Darrell BraunMadison2013
Robert Van ErtWausau2010 to 2012
Mark HadyWatertown2008 to 2009
Arlan HansonOsceola2001 to 2007
Ronald Jahnke Madison2000
Bruce CompanikOshkosh1997 thru 1999
Jim Cass Madison1994 thru 1996
Gil BakkeWaterford 1993
Bruce CompanikOshkosh1992
Tom Newton Wausau1989 thru 1991
Bruce CompanikOshkosh1983 thru 1988
Ward WiltonKenosha1982
Lyle Klemish Chippewa Falls 1978 thru 1981
Eugene DouglasJanesville 1971 thru 1977
Carl Vanderheiden Menominee, MI 1969 thru 1970
Perry Bentheimer Tomah1967 thru 1968
Jerome Hill Madison1964 thru 1966
John NashRacine1963


Name LocationYears
Steve FoleyBeloit2018 to present
John DesensMadison2016 to 2017
Greg DewitzKenosha2014 to 2015
John GerlachSt. Croix Falls2013
Darrell BraunMadison2011 to 2012
Joel WestphalGreen Bay2006 to 2010
Timothy PadeskyLa Crosse2004 to 2005
Gerald SchulzNeenah2003
Robert EbbersBurlington2000 to 2002
Merle BaenenGreen Bay1997 thru 1999
Jack PapenfussLa Crosse1994 thru 1996
Jim CassMadison1991 thru 1993
John Westphal Janesville 1989 thru 1990
Jim Cass Madison 1985 thru 1988
Gordon ChristensenMadison1984
Jerome Hill Madison1983
Quinton J. Kolb Madison 1974 thru 1982
Robert J. NicklesMadison1968 thru 1973
William Plummer Madison1967
Jack Nardi Kenosha1965 thru 1966
Fred T. Westphal Janesville1963 thru 1964

Executive Vice Presidents

Darren Johnson2021 to Present
Loyal O'Leary2005 - 2020
Mark Thomas2001 - 2005
Ron Steiner1986 - 2001
E.A. Busch1973 - 1986
Harold Breiby1967 - 1972
Ernest P. Dixon1963 - 1967

The following members have served on the Chapter Board of Directors over the past years as representatives of their respective divisions.

Madison Division

John WestphalWestphal & Company, Inc.2022 to present
John DesensWestphal & Co.2014 to 2021
Darrell BraunBraun Electric Corp.2006 to 2013
Tim RichardsStaff Electric2004 to 2005
Ronald JahnkeNickles Electric1998 to 2003
John HyattEndres Electric1997
Jim CassWestphal & Company 1985 thru 1996
Gordon ChristensonR.J. Nickles Electric1984
Quinton J. KolbArrow Electric, Inc.1974 thru 1982
Robert J. NicklesR.J. Nickles Electric1968 thru 1973
William PlummerH & H Electric, Inc.1967
Jerome Hill Hill Electric, Inc.1964 thru 1966 & 1983
Robert ToppTopp Electric Co., Inc.1963

Indianhead Division

Name BusinessYears
Kevin BlahaB&B Electric, Inc.2022 to present
John GerlachNEI Electric2010 to 2021
Arlan HansonA.A. Hanson Electric, Inc.1998 to 2009
Gene RoshellRoshell Electric, Inc. 1982 to 1998
Lyle KlemishIndustrial Electric, Inc. 1969 thru 1981
Joseph RoshellRoshell Electric, Inc.1965 thru 1968
William ShermanSherman Electric, Inc.1963 thru 1964

Northeastern Division

Jim Eland IIEland Electric Corp. 2011 to Present
Joel Westphal QWEST Electric 2003 to 2010
Merle BaenenBaenen Electric1987 to 2003
Jerry DiedrichsCrafts Electric, Inc.1975 thru 1986

Northeastern (Green Bay) Division

Name BusinessYears
Don AndersonAnderson Electric 1963 thru 1974

Northeastern (Marinette- Menominee) Division

Name BusinessYears
Carl VanderheidenV & M Electric 1967 thru 1974

Northeastern (Manitowoc – Two Rivers) Division

Jerry DiedrichsCrafts Electric, Inc.1973 & 1974
Edwin Gorychka Anderson Electric1970 thru 1972
Jerry Diedrichs Crafts Electric, Inc.1969
Edwin GorychkaAnderson Electric1966 thru 1968
Fred WegnerLakeside Electric 1965
Jerry Diedrichs Crafts Electric, Inc1963 thru 1964

Janesville/Beloit Division

Steve FoleyFoley Electric, Inc.2013 to Present
Mark HadyHady Electric, Inc.2003 to 2012
Robert EbbersRewald Electric Co., Inc. 1996 to 2002
John Westphal Westphal & Co., Inc. 1987 thru 1996
Steve HayesW.J. Allan Electric, Inc.1985 & 1986
Donald McGrathMcGrath Electric, Inc. 1981 thru 1984
Fred T. Westhpal Westphal Electric Co., Inc.1978 thru 1980
Eugene DouglasDouglas Electric, Inc. 1969 thru 1977
Richard Pieper Pieper Electric, Inc.1967 & 1968
Eugene DouglasDouglas Electric, Inc.1965 & 1966
Fred T. Westphal Westphal Electric Co., Inc.1963 & 1964

Kenosha Division

Jeff HansonElectrical Contractors of WI, Inc.2022 to present
John WicksPieper Electric, Inc.2021 to 2022
Darren JohnsonValiant Electric, Inc.2018 to 2020
Todd WintersPieper Electric, Inc.2016 to 2017
Greg DewitzGreat Lakes Electric2007 to 2015
Frank HoffmanMagaw Electric1994 thru 2006
Larry ZirbelZirbel Electric1988 thru 1993
Bob HallCountywide Electric 1986 thru 1987
Neal RuseckiRusecki Electric 1985
Mel HouchE.C.I. Electric, Inc. 1983 thru 1984
Ward WiltonWilton Electric1975 thru 1982
Frank GagliardiGagliardi Electric 1972 thru 1974
Dave SpeakerDave Speaker Co. 1970 thru 1971
Larry Zirbel Zirbel Electric1967 thru 1969
Jack Nardi Nardi Electric1964 thru 1966

Racine Division

Jay DattElectrical Systems & Services 2011 to Present
Bernie CleppeRoman Electric, Co.2006 to 2010
Gil BakkeBakke Electric1990 to 2005
Robert G. Bohm (Jr.) Bohm Electric, Inc. 1984 thru 1989
Ed Sondergaard Sondergaard Electric1983
Robert G. Bohm (Jr.) Bohm Electric, Inc.1970 thru 1982
Robert J. Bohm (Sr.) Bohm Electric, Inc. 1966 thru 1969
John NashMagaw Electric, Inc. 1963 thru 1965

Wisconsin Valley (Combined) Division

Robert Van Ert (Member at Large)Van Ert Electric Co., Inc.2022 to present
Mike NewtonNewton Electric Corp.2018 to present
Robert Van ErtVan Ert Electric Co., Inc.2005 to 2017
Tom NewtonNewton Electric1987 to 2004
Mel Van Ert Van Ert Electric, Inc. 1975 thru 1986

Wisconsin Valley (Tri-County) Division

Name BusinessYears
Mel Van ErtVan Ert Electric1970 thru 1974
George Thomas Thomas Electric1963 thru 1969

Wisconsin Valley (Wausau) Division

NameBusiness Years
Dave Detjens Detjens Electric1969 thru 1974
James Laszewski M & S Electric 1966 thru 1968
Harold Leland 1965

La Crosse Division

Tim PadeskyT.D. Electric, Inc.2002 to Present
Jack PapenfussPapenfuss Electric 1983 to 2002
Ronald WehrsWehrs Electric1981 & 1982
John Hanson Hanson Electric 1976 thru 1981
Ronald WehrsWehrs Electric1973 thru 1975
Frank NeumannNeumann Electric1972
John Mader Mader Electric1969 thru 1971
Perry Bentheimer1965 thru 1968

Fox Valley Division

Dan SheaShea Electric & Communications, LLC2012 to Present
Larry NavarreteExcellence Electric2008 to 2012
Gerald Schulz Michels Power2001 to 2007
Bruce CompanikPieper Electric1983 to 2000
Norb Jack Superior Electric1977 thru 1982
Clyde StephensonStephenson Electric 1975 & 1976
Lloyd JackSuperior Electric1972 thru 1974
Roland Muschinski 1967 & 1968

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