About IEC Pennsylvania

We Amplify Your Potential

IEC Pennsylvania, a statewide chapter of the national Independent Electrical Contractors trade association, promotes the electrical construction industry through education and training, support of merit shop contracting, and promotion of the electrical trade as a career path. 


Proudly serving merit-shop members and electrical contractors across Pennsylvania, we offer apprenticeships, continuing education programs, and exclusive networking and appreciation events. We also advocate for the electrical contractor industry in the State Capitol.


To grow our industry, we are dedicated to free enterprise values, excellence in safety and quality of training, and a commitment to integrity and ethics. We strive for exceptional performance in construction, business and education.


IEC Pennsylvania represents merit-shop members and independent electrical and systems contractors in all but three of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties (Beaver, Lawrence and Mercer counties in Pennsylvania are served by IEC Western Reserve based in Youngstown, Ohio).


In 1991, the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of IEC was incorporated as a non-profit trade association of merit-shop electrical contractors in eight counties in Central Pennsylvania.


Through the years, the Central Pennsylvania Chapter grew to cover 20 counties in the South Central and Southwestern parts of the state, extending from the greater Pittsburgh region to the Susquehanna Valley region including the cities of Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York. 

In 2022, the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of IEC expanded its footprint to become a statewide chapter of the national IEC association under its new identity: IEC Pennsylvania.

Board of Directors

Bill Rehmeyer
John E. Fullerton, Inc.

Past President
Mike Gaffney
Gaffney’s Electrical Contracting

Vice President
Bruce Seilhammer

Mike Heffner

Anthony Sarago

Contractor Board Members

Anthony Leer
Leer Electric

Frank Monacelli
Independent Mechanical, Inc.

Associate Board Members

Jennifer Stum
Schneider Electric/Square D

Chuck Whitman
Capital Electric

Chapter Staff

Marissa Bankert
Executive Director

Kristi Wickard
Apprenticeship Coordinator

About National IEC

The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) was founded in 1957 as the Associated Independent Electrical Contractors of America. In 1962, IEC was granted a certificate of incorporation and in 1972, the IEC convinced the U.S. Department of Labor to adopt national pattern standards of Apprenticeship and Training. As a result, and for the first time, registered apprenticeship was recognized across the country for those adopting the “Open Shop” philosophy.


National IEC has grown to become an influential 51-chapter association representing over 3,500 electrical contractors and nearly 70,000 electrical workers. IEC has expanded its alliance to include over 10,000 apprentices who are in the process of becoming prominent and productive electricians.


IEC continues to expand its services to its members, as well as being a strong voice for independent electrical contractors on the many issues affecting the industry.

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