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.”
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.