Phil Matthews

Matthews, Phil
Phil has more than 22 years of experience in the electrical industry and completed five years of apprenticeship training through IBEW Local 86. Before Phil joined the electrical trades, he served for several years in the United States Navy. Phil gained extensive experience performing electrical work in the natural gas industry working as a General Foreman before becoming a lead Project Manager for many of the company’s gas industry projects. Phil also has extensive experience in bridge and movable structure design build projects with a focus on control work. Phil is a graduate of the NECA Innovation Institute, a one-year professional training program designed for executive-level thinking and leadership. In 2023, Phil was promoted to Director of Construction Services at O’Connell Electric, where he leads development and execution for the department’s long-term strategy to continue enhancing O’Connell Electric’s design and fabrication services. Phil has always embraced innovation to improve project safety, efficiency, and quality, and was one of the first at O’Connell Electric to execute offsite prefabrication.