Michael McDonald, President
Michael McDonald co-founded McDonald Electrical Corp in 1999 with Vice President Thomas Cooney. Mr. McDonald has more than 30 years of experience in the industry on some of the most complex projects in the Greater Boston area. As president of McDonald Electric, he is responsible for the company’s overall operation, and maintains day-to-day involvement in business development and pre-construction services for his clients. Having started in the industry at an early age, Mr. McDonald possesses a diverse background, giving him a unique understanding of how to effectively manage projects and provide value to his clients.
Mr. McDonald currently serves as the President of the Boston Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). He also serves as the Chairman of the Boston Chapter's Legislative Committee and on the Joint Conference Committee and Joint Apprenticeship and Training (JATC) Committee.
Executive Team –
Experience, Commitment and Vision
Thomas A. Cooney, Vice President
A co-founder of McDonald Electrical, Thomas Cooney has more than 30 years experience in the electrical industry. His expertise in all aspects of field operations spans projects of varying sizes, scopes, and complexities. As Director of Safety & Field Operations, Tom takes a thorough, hands-on approach to the management and implementation of McDonald's comprehensive safety procedures. Pre-project safety planning and daily site inspections ensure field compliance to all applicable OSHA, NFPA, company, and contract requirements. Earlier in his career, Tom served as a project foreman and journeyman electrician on projects throughout Greater Boston. His thorough knowledge of the electrical contracting business includes management of electrical and security systems installations, electrical renovations, repairs and maintenance. Tom maintains the highest industry standards at each job site and his professional approach to field operations and safety assure that each job, regardless of scope, is managed and built with the greatest integrity to meet all project requirements.
Michael Murrin, Vice President, Operations
Vice President of Operations of McDonald Electrical Corporation’s Electrical Division, Michael Murrin has more than 30 years experience in the electrical industry, having worked on major projects in diverse markets throughout Greater Boston, including residential, mass transit, utility power, commercial fit-out, hospitals and life science facilities. His experience and expertise spans all aspects of project management and project supervision, having served as a project executive, electrical division manager, chief estimator, project manager, general foreman, and journeyman electrician for several prominent electrical construction companies in the region. Michael’s approach to project team collaboration from pre-construction planning to project completion is a key attribute and complements McDonald Electrical’s dedication to meet each client’s project timelines efficiently and with a total commitment to quality.
Robert Royle, Chief Estimator
Chief Estimator for McDonald Electrical Corp. since 2010, Bob Royle has over 30 years experience in all facets of the electrical business. He heads the firm’s competitive bidding process, specializing in conceptual budgeting as well as design/build and design/assist projects. Under his direction, the company has secured and successfully completed projects ranging from $750,000 to $11,000,000. A key member of the McDonald Electrical since 2006, Bob has also served as a project manager and electrical estimator, overseeing many dynamic commercial, institutional and tenant fit-out projects throughout Greater Boston. Prior to working with McDonald Electrical, he was a project manager and electrical estimator for another Local 103 Signatory Contractor. Earlier in his career, Bob worked in the field as a journeyman electrician and electrical foreman.
Scott Fallon, Division Manager, MEC Power Group
Scott Fallon joined McDonald Electrical Corp.’s utility division, MEC Power Group, with more than 25 years of experience in the electrical construction industry. He has served in many capacities, including General Foreman, Superintendent, and Quality Control Officer, working his way up to his current role as Division Manager with the MEC Power Group. Scott has experience in both the public and private sectors, working on major projects with public entities, such as Massport, MassDOT, Eversource, and NSTAR, as well as high-profile clients that include Harvard University, MIT, Boston University, and Raytheon Corporation. An effective communicator, he maintains positive and productive working relationships with all project stakeholders, from owners and construction managers to general contractors and subcontractors. He is trained and certified in OSHA-30, CPR/First Aid, NFPA70E, LOTO, and Confined Space.
Mike Lawlor, Project Executive
Mike Lawlor has served in virtually every capacity for McDonald Electrical since joining the company in 2000. He has extensive experience in all aspects of the electrical industry, having worked as a journeyman electrician, field foreman and project manager for almost 30 years. He has successfully managed diverse projects throughout the Boston area and has a special interest and background in Healthcare, Institutional, Ground Up, and Tenant Fit-Out projects. Mike’s expertise and dedication ensure projects large and small are completed in a well-organized, timely manner and with a focus on job site safety. Mike has held both a Journeyman and Master Electrician License in Massachusetts since 1990.
Steve Buccigross, Chief Financial Officer
McDonald Electrical Corporation CFO Steve Buccigross has over 16 years of experience in accounting and finance with a focus on the construction industry. Steve joined McDonald Electrical in 2017 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants and The Construction Financial Management Association.
Steve was previously a Partner in the Accounting and Audit Department of BlumShapiro and Feeley & Driscoll prior to that, where he specialized in audit and tax services of privately held businesses in the construction, real estate, private equity and non-profit industries. Steve also previously worked with RSM, where he served as a practice monitor for RSM’s National Office of Risk Management. In that position, he developed and performed testing procedures to monitor the firm’s functional areas.
Philip A. Reardon, Project Executive, MEC Systems
Phil Reardon, Project Executive of McDonald Electrical’s tel/data and security division, MEC Systems, has extensive experience in the management of large-scale commercial structured cabling projects. He also has served MEC Systems as a senior project manager and estimator since 2012. Phil's in-depth knowledge and expertise in complex, low-voltage system projects, coupled with strong management skills, enables him to effectively manage all aspects of projects from the estimating phase through project completion. From management of labor scheduling and material procurement to supervision of field and project management personnel, Phil's focus is to ensure each project meets client scope and delivery requirements with a total commitment to excellence.
Mike Lee, Safety Director
Safety Director Mike Lee has over 20 years of experience in the electrical construction industry. A journeyman electrician, Mike is OSHA 500 trained and has attended numerous OSHA and NFPA training classes, including NFPA 70E, confined space, trench rescue, and HAZWOPER. He has expertise in all aspects of construction site and electrical construction safety. As Safety Director, Mike ensures that all employees of the McDonald Electrical team are up-to-date with all applicable training and safety requirements, including OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour training. During weekly job site visits, Mike works with foremen and electricians so that each member of our team works in accordance with the highest industry safest standards and methods to complete each task.
Mike is also a Massachusetts licensed Emergency Medical Technician and an American Heart Association trained CPR Instructor.
Chris Lombardi, Company Advisor
Chris Lombardi headed MEC Power Group, the utility services division of McDonald Electrical Corp. He had more than 35 years of utility construction experience, having served in a project management capacity and as a general foreman and superintendent for diverse power generation projects throughout the region. His experience in utility construction projects covered a broad spectrum of work, including substation construction projects for National Grid and NSTAR, utility projects at Harvard and Boston University, and highway infrastructure projects for MassDOT. Prior to joining MEC Power Group, Chris worked in senior project management and as a foreman and journeyman electrician for several other well-established electrical contracting firms in the region.