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Porter holds a Masters in Business Administration with a Human Resources Specialty from Virginia Tech and a Senior Professional of Human Resource (SPHR) designation from the Society of Human Resources Management. He used his expertise in this area to help found the Labor Management Cooperative Committee between NECA and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 26 (IBEW), known as the Electrical Alliance in the Washington, DC, suburban Maryland, and Central and Northern Virginia regions. Porter now serves as advisor to the trustees on the committee, bringing perspective from the contractor's world to benefit the industry.
In addition to his involvement in the Electrical Alliance, Porter is a founder and director of the Mid Atlantic Healthcare Cost Containment Coalition; a trustee to the IBEW, Local 26 pension plan as well as advisor to all of the Board of Trustees Local plans; and a founding member of the newly-established Alliance for Excellence in Construction.
Apprenticeships, Electrical Training
McCord entered the JATC's residential program, became a member of Local Union #26 and completed the first year of classroom training in 1986. He was accepted to the Inside Electrical Apprenticeship in 1987 and graduated as Valedictorian in 1991. He obtained journeymen's licenses in Montgomery County, MD, Virginia and District of Columbia while in his fourth year of apprenticeship. In 1991, he became an instructor for the JATC. He also worked as a journeyman wireman (Fire Alarm technician). His last project was the Ronald Reagan building in Washington, DC that was over a million square feet.
Electrical Contractors/Small Business Owner/Transportation Electrical Work
President & CEO, Chesapeake Electrical Systems
Joey Tominovich is the President and CEO at Chesapeake Electrical Systems, a full service electrical contractor that services the Washington, DC area. Tominovich graduated from the Washington, DC JATC??s apprenticeship program in 1982 and worked his way up through the ranks of the trade.
In 1993, he started Chesapeake Electrical Systems with a partner and then became the firm??s sole owner in 2002. At CES, Tominovich focuses his electrical expertise on transportation infrastructure electrical work at airports, highways and bridges, and mass transit. His firm has worked at Dulles as the electrical contractor on the new fourth runway completed in 2008; on Frederick Douglas Bridge in Washington, D.C. in 2007; and is currently completing I-495 Capital Beltway HOT lanes in Northern Virginia. The Frederick Douglas Bridge project was named Mid-Atlantic Construction magazine Project of the Year in 2007.
Tominovich serves on the Local 70 Street Light and Traffic Signal Committee since 2007. The Committee develops journeyman traffic signal technicians that serve the entire DC metropolitan area. In 2010, he joined the Labor Management Cooperative Committee, an agreement between the Washington, DC Chapter of NECA and IBEW, Local 26 known as the Electrical Alliance.
He is a Master Electrician in the state of Maryland.
Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
Recently, Neidert completed the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program (EVITP) to become certified to train-the-trainers who will teach electricians to install, commission and maintain Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE). The EVITP addresses technical requirements, safety imperatives and performance integrity of industry stakeholders. Neidert has an EVSE training lab at the JATC's Lanham, MD facility and is the first to conduct training to for the trainers who will teach licensed journeymen how to install this equipment in the Washington, DC area.