In June of 2017, Jason M. Spivey was appointed President of Power Corporation of America (PCA). Mr. Spivey has been involved in the electrical construction industry for 28 years. Mr. Spivey started his electrical career as an Apprentice with Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) and advanced to the positions of Troubleman, Transmission Lineman, as a Certified Journeyman and Transmission Foreman. In 2010, Mr. Spivey was promoted to Transmission Line Supervisor at OUC, a position he held for 5 years. In 2015, Mr. Spivey joined Southeast Power Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of PCA, as a Project Manager for the Florida Regional Office. Mr. Spivey was promoted to Assistant Vice President of the Florida Region. Additionally, Mr. Spivey holds electrical licenses for 11 states.
Corporate Safety Director, CUSP
Mr. Dan Gadacz was appointed to Corporate Safety Director of Power Corporation of America in July 2016. Mr. Gadacz began his career at Trans Tech Electric / Quanta Services. There Dan worked and supervised crews with installation of underground power, fiber, lighting, and highway digital message board signs. In 1999, Dan was promoted to Safety Director of which he saw oversight of a seven-state territory. In 2011, he took the position of Safety Director at Beyel Brothers Crane and Rigging and in 2012, he took the position of Safety Director at Gerelco Family of Companies. In 2013, Dan was hired as Safety Manager at Southeast Power Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Power Corporation of America. Mr. Gadacz’s other accomplishments include receiving his Bachelors of Science degree from Indiana University in 1998 and obtaining his C.U.S.P accreditation in 2014.
Gary E. Tellish
Corporate Training Manager, CSP, CET, CUSP
In May of 2018, Gary E. Tellish was appointed to Corporate Training Manager of Power Corporation of America. Mr. Tellish brings with him a depth of knowledge with 6 years in the electrical construction industry where he worked for Quanta Services and Asplundh (Utilicon), 10 years in heavy highway construction which involved foundations (from micropiles, to large diameter caissons), steel erection, heavy earth moving, and bridge construction. His experience also includes 13 years in safety consulting with many industries, and 6 years in the insurance industry working for Insurance Services Office. Mr. Tellish served in the United States Air Force from 1978 -1983 where he was in Fire Protection and trained personnel in crash firefighting at the DOD school at Chanute AFB. He is currently a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Environmental Trainer (CET), and a Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP). Mr. Tellish received his Master of Science in Occupational Safety and Health from Columbia Southern University and his Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Science Service from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Fleet Manager, Logistics, and D.O.T. Compliance Manager
Mike Fisher was promoted to Fleet Manager for Power Corporation of America in 2016. He is responsible for all aspects of fleet management for the group of companies. Mr. Fisher has close to 30 years of experience with heavy equipment. Mr. Fisher started his career at Southeast Power Corporation in 1989 as a Lube Man. Mr. Fisher was promoted to a Field Mechanic in 1991. In 1995, Mr. Fisher was promoted to Shop Supervisor. Mr. Fisher is a U.S. Military Veteran; he served in the U.S. Army from 1978 to 1983 as a PFC, Combat Engineer in the 24th Infantry at Fort Stewart, GA.
The People and Culture Coordinator
Jennifer Cunningham is responsible for the efficient and effective coordination and administration tasks associated with the delivery of a professional and confidential generalist service to managers and staff within the group of companies. Ms. Cunningham started her career at Power Corporation of America in 2014 as an Executive Administrative Assistant. Ms. Cunningham was then promoted to HR specialist in 2015 before taking on the role of The People and Culture Coordinator. Ms. Cunningham received her B.A. in Interpersonal Communications & Marketing degree from St. Ambrose University.