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 Key Personnel

Jess M. Murdock - President & CEO

Upon completion of the Apprenticeship Training Course with IBEW Local 56 and NECA, Jess continued his career in the electrical field, working as a foreman for various contractors in Erie, PA. After gaining experience in other organizations, Jess came to work for Church & Murdock Electric, Inc. in 1976. In 1981 the founding fathers of Church and Murdock began to transfer responsibility for day to day operations to the next generation. Jess made the transition from the field to the office. He started estimating work, and running projects. As time went by his responsibilities increased, and he was elected Chief Executive Officer of the company in 1988 and to President/CEO in 2014.  Jess's commitment to customer satisfaction has been the hallmark of his career.

Gordon N. Murdock - Vice President

Immediately following his graduation from high school in 1976, Gordon enrolled in the Apprenticeship Training Course. He came to work for Church & Murdock Electric, Inc. after becoming a journeyman electrician. Gordon's involvement in the field enables the company to keep a finger on the pulse of the outside working environment. When he is not working, he enjoys hunting, shooting skeet and spending time with his family.

Michael E. Murdock - Treasurer/Secretary

Born and raised in Erie, PA, Michael began his career doing odd jobs around the office during the summer. After graduation from high school, he worked part time in the warehouse while attending Mercyhurst College. In 1981 he was graduated from Mercyhurst with a B.A. in accounting. Michael then assumed responsibility for running the office at Church & Murdock Electric, Inc. His outside interests include golfing, skeet shooting, sporting clays and hunting birds with Harley, Cheyenne and Paladin,  the families pet Vizslas. Michael also enjoys spending time with his wife Eileen and son Kyle camping and snowmobiling.  Michael also enjoys cooking and has many fans of his culinary skills.

Scott A. Murdock - Project Manager/Estimator

Scott recently joined the team as a Project Manager and Estimator. Scott graduated from PennState Behrend with his Bachelors of Finance and went on to earn a Masters in Business Administration. He joins C&M after a 10 year career in manufacturing where he was promoted through Customer Service, Technical Project Management, Planning Management and finally Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning Management roles. He adores his wife Amy and loves watching their three children: Ellie, Rowen and Quinton grow up. Scott is always on the move whether it is just folding laundry or taking on major home renovations. When he does take time to relax he can be found camping, reading, and beekeeping. He is very excited about having joined the C&M team and is looking forward to the future with the company.

Eric Kensinger - Purchasing Agent

Eric joined the team at Church & Murdock Electric, Inc. as our purchasing agent in 2009.  He follows a family tradition of employment with the company. Eric's father worked for many years on the service truck before retiring. He has a degree from Edinboro University.  Eric and his wife Erica have twin daughters, Addison and Rylie.  His outside of work interests include Golf, Basketball and spending time with the family.  Eric has discovered that finding the right product at the right price, and having it available on the jobsite at the right time is a daily challenge. When all three aspects come together, and the owners, project managers, foremen, and most importantly, the customers are happy, he knows he has done his job well.

Larry Gilchrist - Project Manager/Estimator

Larry has been a fixture in the electrical construction industry locally for years.  Many of his early years were spent at a local competitors, followed by a stint at H. F. Lenz..  After that he came to work at Church and Murdock and has become a valued and respected member of our project management team.  Larry also enjoys estimating as well.  He is married to Vicki and has four children.  Outside of work interests include Golf, Hunting and spending time with the family.  

Jason Lynde - Project Manager/Estimator

Jason began his electrical career in the Residential Wiring program.  After three years he moved to the Inside Apprenticeship Program.  It was during the apprenticeship that he came to work at Church & Murdock, first as an apprentice, then Journeyman and then Foreman.  Now he is a member of our Project Management/Estimator team.  Jason likes to see the projects come in on time, on underbudget with the installation completed with skill and craftsmanship.  Out of work he enjoys camping, hunting fishing and vacationing in new places.  

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