SIDNEY — Area Energy and Electric Inc, has recently named Todd R. Weigandt as its new chief executive officer. Weigandt replaces former CEO Ken Schlater who is co-founder of the company. Weigandt has been President of the corporation since 1999, and has been in charge of the day to day operations since that time. Schlater will continue to work part time as a project manager and business consultant. Weigandt, who is the company’s majority owner, has assumed all CEO duties and will also remain as the company’s president and continue to lead all of the day to day operations.
Area Energy and Electric Inc. was founded in October 1983 in a garage located on Wapak Avenue in Sidney, Ohio. Weigandt graduated from Minster High School and started work at the company in June 1985 as an apprentice electrician. He also attended the Associated Builders and Contractors Apprenticeship Program. Weigandt then worked in the field for seven years as an electrician before moving into the office full time as an estimator/project manager. Weigandt attended Edison State Community College in the evenings and obtained a degree in Business Management. Weigandt also attended the Clemson University Project Managers Academy. Over time Weigandt worked his way up through the ranks of the company eventually becoming president and majority owner. Weigandt resides in Minster with his wife Julianne and is the father of five children who all are still residing at home.
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Area Energy and Electric, Inc. has now grown into a regional contracting corporation that owns and operates multiple companies including: Area Energy and Electric Inc., Regal Plumbing and Heating Company, Inc., Ohio Valley Integration Services, Inc., Power Solutions Group, Ltd., and Area Wireless. The corporation has office locations in Sidney, Tipp City, Marysville, Columbus, and Marion, Ohio as well as offices in Greensburg, Indiana and Piedmont, South Carolina. Their services include heating and air conditioning, electrical, plumbing, piping, custom fabrication, security, access control, cell phone sales, computer network wiring, video surveillance, high voltage testing and installation, and generator sales and service. The corporation employs more than 360 dedicated employees and has 165 service vehicles on the road each day.