Meet Our Mentor,

Kevin Hartnett

Vice President, Laser Electric, Inc.

Kevinโ€™s electrical career started in 1973. He has completed 2-year Marine Electrician/Electronics Training at National Steel & Shipbuilding San Diego; and a 4-year Union Construction Electrical Apprenticeship Training Program. He graduated as San Diego Electrical Apprentice of the Year in 1979. He also served as Union Electrical Apprenticeship Instructor for four years. During his career as a union member, Kevin worked as an Electrical Foreman/General Foreman for several large industrial projects.

Laser Electric was founded in 1987 by Kevin as a merit shop focused on safety, quality, integrity, employee training, and internal opportunities.

Until 2000, Kevin handled all estimating, sales, project management, payroll, and accounting. The company grew to $15M in revenue by 2015 with a very steady customer base and employee retention. Revenue is expected to reach $40M in 2023 with 150 employees.

Kevin joined ABC San Diego in 1994 and has served on the Electrical Unilateral Apprenticeship Committee for 20 years. He helped form the Electronic Systems Technician (EST) Apprenticeship Program 10 years ago and has served on the EST Unilateral Apprenticeship Committee since then. He has served as an ABC San Diego Training Trustee for over ten years and Chair of Training Trust for four years. 

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Kevin Hartnett

Vice President
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