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Lemberg Electric Announces Leadership Changes

Mark Chappel
Mark Chappel
Tim Scheid
Tim Scheid
David M. Washebek
David M. Washebek
BROOKFIELD, WI — Brookfield electrical contracting firm, Lemberg, announces the appointment of Mark Chappel to President and the promotion of Tim Scheid to Chief Executive Officer. The changes come as current President and Chief Executive Officer David M. Washebek transitions into his new role as Vice President of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) District IV.

Washebek will transition his duties as President and Chief Executive Officer to Chappel and Scheid respectively over the next year. He will retain his seat as trustee for Lemberg’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and his roles as Chairman of Lemberg’s board of directors and secretary of the corporation.

Both Chappel and Scheid will be responsible for varying aspects of the strategic direction for the company and for the advancement of its mission, objectives, revenue, profitability, and growth. Scheid will retain his current duties as Chief Operating Officer, a member of the board of directors, and trustee for the company’s ESOP.

“This has been in the planning stages for almost two years,” Washebek said. “We are fortunate to find someone of Mark’s talent and vast knowledge of the electrical industry within the Milwaukee market. His collaborative leadership style and professional background will fit nicely within our culture and business goals. Tim Scheid is a true servant leader and you will find no one more dedicated to the success of Lemberg Electric than him. I am 100 percent confident in this transition.”

About Mark Chappel
Chappel has been part of the Milwaukee electrical industry for the past 35 years. He has experience in leadership, business development, operations, and field management. He is a proponent of lean construction practices and is a leader in implementing Agile Construction processes for construction projects.

Chappel is a 12-year veteran of the United States Army, where he managed construction projects and combat engineering missions, and learned the value of consistent processes and management procedures. He is active within the Veterans Chamber of Commerce.

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He is currently serving on the Milwaukee chapter of the NECA board of directors and the Milwaukee Electrical Industry Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (MEJATC).

About Tim Scheid
Scheid began his career with Lemberg in 1979. He served in multiple capacities including Estimator, Project Manager, and field operations for 20 years before being promoted to Vice President and Chief Operations Officer in 2002 and then to Executive Vice President and Chief in 2017. He is also a trustee for Lemberg’s ESOP and a member of the Lemberg board of directors.

Scheid contributed to the growth of the company through the addition of the Sign Division in 1992, the company’s rebranding efforts in 2014, the expansion in Brookfield in 2016, and the company’s leadership training from 2016-2019.

He is an active member of several Milwaukee chapter NECA committees, including the political action committee and the trust fund committee.

About David M. Washebek
Washebek began his career at Lemberg in 1978 and saw the company transition from family-owned to employee-ownership in 1992 under the ESOP in which he remains a trustee. He has been instrumental in the company’s growth and expansion, overseeing the company’s entry into the photovoltaic market in 2008 and the acquisitions of Solite Neon Signs in 2009 and Good Electric in 2010. He led the efforts for prefabrication and the adoption of Agile Construction in 2019, the project management efficiency program developed by MCA.

Washebek has contributed his leadership and knowledge to the Wisconsin Advisory Code Panel, Wisconsin Apprenticeship Board, and the MEJATC. He is a former member of the board of directors for the Wisconsin chapter of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors.

Washebek is an active member of the NECA Milwaukee chapter, serving on its board of directors since 2002, as its President in 2007, and as its current Governor. In October 2020, Washebek was inducted as a fellow in the Academy of Electrical Contracting, recognizing his lifetime contributions to the industry. He will begin serving his term as Vice President for NECA District IV as of January 1, 2021.

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He is also an active member of the Milwaukee business community and currently serves as the Executive Roundtable Leader of CEO Group #7 in the Metro Milwaukee Association of Commerce.

Lemberg Electric Company, Inc. was founded in 1928 in Milwaukee and serves the southeastern Wisconsin business community through turnkey services in electrical service and construction, sign design and installation, data communications, and energy management. The company is in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

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