Roger Van Der Horst
Vice President of Finance
Richard E. Penewit
Vice President of Safety
Quebe is Chairman and CEO of Quebe Holdings in Dayton, Ohio, and has more than 35 years of industry experience.
At the 2015 NECA Convention, Quebe was awarded the Comstock Award. This award was established by action of the Board of Governors in 1959 in honor of L.K. Comstock to honor any person who is adjudged to have made an outstanding contribution to the industry through the association in the field of labor relations.
Quebe, who recently completed his three-year term as president of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), was appointed to chair the National Electrical Benefit Fund (NEBF) and the National Electrical Annuity Plan (NEAP.) The third largest Taft-Hartley pension plan in the United States, it now serves more than a half million participating individuals, with close to 127,000 of those individuals receiving either a retirement or surviving spouse benefit. Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, the plan currently has more than 8,000 contributing employers and assets in excess of $14.7 billion.
Quebe entered the electrical industry as an apprentice for a national contractor, following his four-year term of service in the U.S. Marine Corps. Quebe attended Franklin University majoring in organizational management, with an associate degree in electrical technology. He is a Fellow of The Academy of Electrical Contracting. He is a licensed electrical contractor in over 30 states.
Dennis F. Quebe became the 32nd president of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) on Jan. 1, 2012 after serving as President-Elect in 2011. Prior to becoming National President he was past Vice President of District 2, Chairman of the Labor Relations Task Force, and served as chairman of the Manpower Development Committee, chairman of the ELECTRI International Foundation, Co-Chair of the National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee and Co-Chairman of the Council on Industrial Relations (CIR).
Quebe is also a Chair of the Academy of Electrical Contractors, Governor-Level member of ELECTRI International Foundation and board member and a member of NECA’s Political Leadership Council.
His civic involvement includes serving on the Executive Board of the Miami Valley Council Boy Scouts of America as past vice president and the Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee for the Dayton Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Ross has spent his entire professional career with the Company. He has been with the company since 1980. Mr. Ross is a graduate of the NECA/IBEW joint apprenticeship program. He also completed the Leadership Institute program. He serves on the IBEW/NECA joint apprenticeship committee as a member and past Chairman.
Mr. Van Der Horst has been VP of Finance since 1999 overseeing the accounting and administration departments. Prior to his association with Chapel, Mr. Van Der Horst was a controller for a Fortune 500 company. Mr. Van Der Horst received his bachelor's degree in accounting from Deakin University in Australia. He is a trustee on the NECA/IBEW Local 82 Retirement Pension Board.
Mr. Penewit has spent his entire professional career with the Company. He has been with the company since 1974. Mr. Penewit is a graduate of the NECA/IBEW joint apprenticeship program. He has also completed safety supervisor, OSHA and train-the trainer programs; receiving certification in each of these programs. He is responsible for all field personnel and the company's safety program.