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Branch Group Appoints Wilber Chen as President of G.J. Hopkins | Lacy

Oct 18, 2021

The Branch Group, Inc. has appointed Wilber Chen as President of their G.J. Hopkins | Lacy MEP business unit. Mr. Chen comes to Branch with over 30 years of experience in the MEP, transportation, and heavy civil markets. Most recently, he was a Senior Design-Build Manager and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Manager for Kiewit’s Water Group, working on a wide variety of mechanical and industrial projects throughout the US. Prior to Kiewit, Wilber held the role of Senior Vice President in Parsons National Industrial / MEP sector, managing a group that worked on mechanical and industrial projects throughout the US, while also serving as Area Manager for Heavy Civil and Transit projects in the Western US. Wilber holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from California State Polytechnic – Pomona and will be relocating with his family from California to Roanoke, Virginia. Wilber will serve as a member of the Executive Leadership Team, reporting directly to CEO Donald Graul. His first week in the office will begin October 25, 2021.

Hopkins | Lacy has provided reliable, top-quality service since 1922 and is one of Virginia’s largest and most respected full-service mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) contractors. We can provide the complete MEP life cycle by offering specialty services such as design-build, BIM coordination, fabrication, controls, construction, and preventative maintenance. As a 100 percent employee-owned company, we maintain a staff of dedicated, experienced personnel who are committed to the highest standards of integrity, quality, and performance.

Functioning as a business unit of the Branch Group, we serve clients throughout Virginia. Learn more at www.gjhopkins.com.

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