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Leadership

The management team at Sargent Electric Company leads by example and strives to incorporate our core values into everything we do.  Our team includes licensed and trained professionals with decades of day-to-day management and industry experience. They are reliable and resourceful at every stage of your project.

Our Team

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Rob Smith

President
Rob has 35 years of experience in the engineering, construction, and maintenance business, delivering capital projects across the oil and gas, power, industrial, mining & metals, and infrastructure markets. He is responsible for our financial and project performance, safety, strategic growth, and our long-term customer relationships.
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Elizabeth A. Lawrence, CPA

Chief Financial Officer
With more than 10 years of experience at Sargent Electric Company, Beth oversees all financial and accounting functions. She is responsible for internal budgeting and accounting, financial reporting, banking, and insurance relationships, as well as employee retirement and benefit plans. Beth also assists in the strategic direction of the company.
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Denis St. Pierre

EVP/COO
Denis has more than 30 years of experience in electrical contracting.  He is responsible for our operating divisions, our fleet, warehousing and procurement operations, and our prefabrication facility.  Denis brings a strong working knowledge of best practices and lessons learned in our industry and is focused on operational excellence at Sargent.
Joe Ebersbach

Joe Ebersbach

Vice President - Utility
Joe has 30 years of experience in construction and maintenance of transmission, distribution, and substation infrastructure for the electric utility market.  He has responsibility for the financial and project performance of our Utility Division.  Joe is responsible for business development, preconstruction and estimating, and project execution for our utility customers.
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Dennis W. Hathaway

Vice President - Northwest Indiana
With more than 35 years of project & field management experience at Sargent Electric, Dennis brings a wealth of knowledge to his role.  He is responsible for the financial performance of our NWI Division which serves major customers in the northwest Indiana and Chicago area.  In this role he is responsible for oversight of a number of longstanding customer relationships.
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Ben Patton

Vice President - Pittsburgh
Ben has more than 28 years of experience in estimating, preconstruction, project operations and management. Ben is responsible for the performance of the Pittsburgh Division, which has projects across the country, focused on the industrial, infrastructure, renewables, commercial, wireless, and 24/7 service markets.
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Clay Williams

Vice President- Renewables
With nearly 30 years of experience in the electrical profession, Clay has spent the last 15 primarily in the renewable and energy storage markets. In his role at Sargent he is responsible for the Renewables’ Business Unit nationwide overseeing the financial performance, business development and strategic growth, client relations, pre-construction activities, contract negotiations, construction management, and the general operations of the unit
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Russ Timmers

Vice President - Wisconsin
With more than 41 years of construction, design and business operations experience, Russ has a diverse background overseeing projects including power generation, pulp and paper, textiles, food and beverage, healthcare, institutional and commercial. As Vice President, Russ is responsible for developing and expanding our operations in the upper Midwest and other markets across the US.
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Matt Babilon

Safety Director
Matt has nearly 20 years of construction safety experience. As Sargent’s Safety Director, his responsibilities include developing, implementing, and managing their safety programs and procedures. Matt brings a strong leadership to the Sargent safety team with expertise in safety engineering, light and heavy electrical construction, and loss management.