San Jose, California (Oct. 16, 2019)—Rosendin, the electrical contracting industry’s largest employee-owned firm, has announced Matt Lamb as its new chief information officer (CIO). Rosendin is a national company with 15 regional offices that provide electrical installation on large scale builds, including stadiums, data centers, solar farms, healthcare centers, transportation systems and more.
In his new role, Lamb will oversee the entire information system organization, including client services and application teams. Among his priorities will be completing the migration of the corporate infrastructure to the cloud and developing mobile apps.
“Lamb has been a key team leader in helping our information technology (IT) department expand its mission and excel in recent years,” said Tom Sorley, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) at Rosendin. “We’re thrilled that Rosendin will continue to benefit from Lamb’s experience and leadership as our CIO as he helps take our technology efforts to even greater prominence within our industry.”
“I am thrilled to step up and help Rosendin move into the future by developing new ways to take innovative designs, like augmented reality, and make them functional to help our men and women in the field be safer and more productive,” said Lamb, who began his new role in August. “Sam Lamonica has been a wonderful mentor and friend, and as he enters retirement, I couldn’t be more grateful for his endorsement, trust and support as I work to grow upon the impressive legacy he created here at Rosendin.”
Lamb was the IT director of client services when he was handpicked by Rosendin’s previous CIO, Lamonica, who is retiring in December. It was not a quick decision. Lamonica submitted his succession plan to executives and the board in October 2018, who responded with unanimous support.
During his 10 years at Rosendin, Lamonica’s team overhauled the corporate infrastructure hardware, launched 8 new regional offices and implemented new customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) platforms. They also implemented a field mobile app program to provide employees access to digital plans, time management and productivity tools.
“I’ve had incredible fortune to work with a team that embraced new technological advances, but my most significant accomplishment was putting together a strong leadership team,” said Lamonica. “I picked Lamb as my successor because he had background in both construction and IT, he was comfortable with senior leadership and he understands the importance of creating technology for workers in the field.”
Lamb started with Rosendin in 2015 as a senior business system analyst. Prior to that, he worked at Webcor Builders, where he served as a project manager in IT and project engineer, but he’s been in construction his entire life, starting at his father’s company when he was 13 years old. Lamb graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in history.
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