Joe Gonzalez, Chairman. Owner and president/CEO of American Electric, Inc., a small electrical contract company located in Richland, Washington. Mr. Gonzalez began his career as an electrician in 1974, working hard to advance and contribute to the growth of his company, JRT Electric. Eventually, his hard work and dedication paid off and in 1995 where Mr. Gonzalez was offered the opportunity to purchase the company and become a business owner. Mr. Gonzalez enjoys playing golf and spending time with family when he is not giving back to his community through his positions on several other boards including; the Mabton School Board, the City of Grandview Planning Commission, and an Advisory Board with Local Union 112 and the Signatory Contractors to promote better relations with the construction industry.