VEC LEADERSHIP

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Jeff Barber

Jeff Barber

Executive Vice President, Projects

Jeffrey Barber is the Executive Vice President of Projects and has been with the company since 2001.  He is a member of the Board of Directors and Principle for the company.   I...Read More

Jeff Barber

Executive Vice President, Projects
Jeff Barber

Jeff Barber

Executive Vice President, Projects

Jeffrey Barber is the Executive Vice President of Projects and has been with the company since 2001.  He is a member of the Board of Directors and Principle for the company.   In 2001 Mr. Barber started the Systems Integrator Group to service the low voltage and information technology needs of our existing clients and also added another capability that helped VEC stand apart from the competition. In 2015 he was promoted to his current position overseeing all projects the company performs.

Mr. Barber is an active member in NECA both locally and nationally along with several non-profit groups in the greater Youngstown area. He is a Marine Corps veteran and worked for a period of time with the Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team.  As a Youngstown State Alumni he holds a Master Degree in Business with a focus on leadership.

Rachel Barber

Rachel Barber

Executive Vice President, Finance

Rachel Barber is the Executive Vice President of Finance for VEC, Inc.    She started her career at VEC in 1999 as the Accounts Receivable Manager.  Rachel continued to oversee ...Read More

Rachel Barber

Executive Vice President, Finance
Rachel Barber

Rachel Barber

Executive Vice President, Finance

Rachel Barber is the Executive Vice President of Finance for VEC, Inc.    She started her career at VEC in 1999 as the Accounts Receivable Manager.  Rachel continued to oversee the Accounts Receivables as well as many other accounting tasks over her 20+ year career at VEC. 

Her background also includes co-founding Women in NECA(WIN), affiliated with the National Electrical Contractors Association with her sister, Tricia Ferry. WIN supports the professional development of women working in the electrical contracting (EC) industry through educational and networking events.

Community and volunteer commitments include the Better Business Bureau of Youngstown as a board member for over five years.  Volunteering for the American Heart Association to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease by sitting on the Heart Ball Executive Leadership Team, the Heart Walk Executive Leadership team as well as being a Tri-County Board member and most recently the Board Chair for the local AHA.  

Rachel has been married to her high school sweetheart, Jeff Barber for over 24 years.  They have two children, Elizabeth and Nathan.  Rachel and Jeff are very proud that Elizabeth also works at VEC as the Safety Manager.  Their son, Nathan is currently attending college at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio studying Business Finance.  

In addition to working in the family business, volunteering her time with the American Heart Association, Rachel is an avid runner and enjoys spending weekends on Lake Erie and as much time as possible on the beach in Pensacola, Florida. 

Tricia Ferry

Tricia Ferry

Executive Vice President, Operations

Tricia Ferry is the Executive Vice President of Operations.  As a second generation family business, continuing her family’s succession plan and being of service to VEC’s most...Read More

Tricia Ferry

Executive Vice President, Operations
Tricia Ferry

Tricia Ferry

Executive Vice President, Operations

Tricia Ferry is the Executive Vice President of Operations.  As a second generation family business, continuing her family’s succession plan and being of service to VEC’s most valuable asset, its people, is Tricia’s passion.  Throughout her VEC career, she has led culture initiatives engaging internal and external teams to come together professionally and personally, sharing in similar experiences that builds stronger teamwork.  She strives to create an environment of empowerment to allow for her team to become prouder, stronger and more valuable contributors to the day to day operations at VEC.  

Her background includes co-founding Women in NECA(WIN), affiliated with the National Electrical Contractors Association. WIN supports the professional development of women working in the electrical contracting (EC) industry through educational and networking events.  She also served as co-chair on ELECTRI International’s Talent Initiative Committee, whose goal was to create a talent pipeline for EC.  ELECTRI International funds, coordinates and monitors the electrical construction industry’s most critical research.  

Community and volunteer commitments include Mahoning Valley Boards - The Regional Chamber, Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley, Boys and Girls Club of Youngstown, Advisory Member to Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries and a volunteer for the local Panera-thon.  Tricia has one daughter, Madison, an Associate Chemist at Revlon who lives in NYC.  Tricia is currently renovating an 1869 farmhouse with her fiancé Bruno Frate: their wedding is set for September 2021 blending their families together; Bella, Digital Marketing at Cleveland State University and Joe, Architecture Program at The Ohio State University.

Dominic Spelich

Dominic Spelich

Executive Vice President, Client Services

Dominic began working at VEC in 1990 as a freshman in high school part time and then full-time upon graduating from high school. He then was accepted to the IBEW local union 573 el...Read More

Dominic Spelich

Executive Vice President, Client Services
Dominic Spelich

Dominic Spelich

Executive Vice President, Client Services

Dominic began working at VEC in 1990 as a freshman in high school part time and then full-time upon graduating from high school. He then was accepted to the IBEW local union 573 electrician apprenticeship in 1997 and received his certification and journeyman wireman card in 2002. Dominic spent time in the field working on various projects for VEC until 2007. In 2007, Dominic led VEC’s Service Department and was a Project Manager on other projects. In 2009, Dominic took on the role of Business Development Manager for VEC, Inc. In this role, he helped VEC grow in all capacities and during this time, VEC transitioned from an electrical contractor to a total solutions provider on many projects for many clients providing civil, mechanical, electrical and fabrication services to a variety of industries.

In 2015, he was promoted to Executive Vice President of Client Services which includes estimating, business development, subcontractor management, marketing, Civil & Infrastructure Division and Power Division. Dominic is also a member of VEC’s Board of Directors.  Dominic is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, fishing, and camping in his RV. Dominic resides at home with his daughter Mackenzie and his fiancé Jessica.

Brandon Davies

Brandon Davies

Vice President, Systems Integrator

Brandon began his career in technology working for a local health system, Forum Health. During his 11 years he started out as a Data Processor and then moving through the ranks int...Read More

Brandon Davies

Vice President, Systems Integrator
Brandon Davies

Brandon Davies

Vice President, Systems Integrator

Brandon began his career in technology working for a local health system, Forum Health. During his 11 years he started out as a Data Processor and then moving through the ranks into the Information System Auditor position. After a couple years in that position Brandon wanted to get back to working closer with technology and he made the transition to VEC, Inc. in 2007.

At VEC, Inc. Brandon again rose through the ranks beginning as a Network Engineer to a Technical Operations Manager and then to his current role as V.P. of Systems Integrator. Throughout these transitions Brandon developed a passion for servicing the customer and building long term relationships with them. In addition, he enjoys designing Audio Video, CCTV and Structured Cabling solutions that meet our customers’ needs and expectations that make a positive impact for our clients.

Brandon graduated from Kent State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology. He likes to spend his personal time with his wife and their three children being involved in their Kids sports and activities. He is also involved in many community and local school organizations in the hometown of where he grew up in Cortland, Ohio.

Bruno Frate

Bruno Frate

Vice President, Civil & Infrastructure

Bruno has been with VEC for a year, but he has spent the last 25 years of his career in the building and construction industry.  As graduate of Case Western Reserve University in ...Read More

Bruno Frate

Vice President, Civil & Infrastructure
Bruno Frate

Bruno Frate

Vice President, Civil & Infrastructure

Bruno has been with VEC for a year, but he has spent the last 25 years of his career in the building and construction industry.  As graduate of Case Western Reserve University in Civil Engineering, he began working in Construction Management for a large national firm.  He moved to a general contractor that focused on self-perform work and was part of growing a portion of that business.  From here, Bruno began his own consulting business where he contracted out his experience to various construction companies.  Eventually making the move to VEC, it’s his experience and entrepreneurial spirit that makes him a great fit for growing VEC’s newest group. 

Bruno is currently working on a passion project with his fiancé Tricia Ferry.  They are currently renovating a 150 year house that will become their family home with the hopes of sharing a location that everyone feels welcome at.  He knows his two children Bella and Joe, and Tricia’s daughter Madison will enjoy the family farm; calling it home for years to come.

Jason McClellan

Jason McClellan

Vice President, Oil & Gas

Jason McClellan started working at VEC in 2008 as a project manager. Prior to joining VEC, Jason was a plant manager at Kundel Industries for 15 years. During his time as project m...Read More

Jason McClellan

Vice President, Oil & Gas
Jason McClellan

Jason McClellan

Vice President, Oil & Gas

Jason McClellan started working at VEC in 2008 as a project manager. Prior to joining VEC, Jason was a plant manager at Kundel Industries for 15 years. During his time as project manager, Jason oversaw projects for the newly formed oil and gas division. This division worked in the oil and gas industry performing electrical work (then as Evets Electric) and transitioned to providing all services to these clients. Jason was promoted to operations manager for the division and in 2015 became the vice president. The division has steadily grown, providing construction services for some of the largest oil and gas companies in the country.

Jason is a graduate of Youngstown State University with a degree in Business Administration. A lifelong resident of Cortland, Ohio, he lives there with his wife Lisa, and two children Mariah and AJ.

Mike Reiser

Mike Reiser

Vice President, Industrial

Mike Reiser entered the construction industry as an electrical apprentice in 2009. In 2014, he became a journeyman wireman out of IBEW Local Union 64 in Youngstown, Ohio. Mike join...Read More

Mike Reiser

Vice President, Industrial
Mike Reiser

Mike Reiser

Vice President, Industrial

Mike Reiser entered the construction industry as an electrical apprentice in 2009. In 2014, he became a journeyman wireman out of IBEW Local Union 64 in Youngstown, Ohio. Mike joined VEC in 2016 as a project manager for the Industrial Division. He managed several large industrial projects for VEC and in 2019, was promoted to Vice President of Industrial. Mike is very involved with the local IBEW and NECA chapter, sitting on the NECA-IBEW LMCC committee. He has also spoken at the national NECA conference twice, presenting VEC's in-house CE/CW program. He also sits on IBEW Local 573's JATC apprenticeship committee.

Mike has his Level 2 Thermography certification as well as his fire alarm license for the state of Ohio. When Mike isn't in the office he enjoys the outdoors and can be found mountain biking or racing his four wheeler. He lives in Hubbard and has two daughters - Ella and new baby, Isla.

Ron Remsey

Ron Remsey

Vice President, Power

Ron Remsey began working at VEC in 2008. A graduate of Youngstown State University, Ron has held a variety of positions for the company starting at Project Clerk and moved up to Pr...Read More

Ron Remsey

Vice President, Power
Ron Remsey

Ron Remsey

Vice President, Power

Ron Remsey began working at VEC in 2008. A graduate of Youngstown State University, Ron has held a variety of positions for the company starting at Project Clerk and moved up to Project Manager for the Industrial Division. He switched gears and began working with the Project Controls team as a Project Controller and Purchasing Manager. In 2020, Ron became the director of the newly formed Power Division and was promoted to Vice President in 2021.