New River Electrical Announces Personnel Changes


January 3, 2024

New River Electrical Announces Personnel Changes

Succession Plan ensures stability for NRE

CLOVERDALE, VIRGINIA – On January 2, 2024, the New River Electrical Board of Directors announced the following personnel changes in accordance with our succession plan:

  • Robert Arritt, Interim CFO, Corporate Secretary, and Chairman of the Board, and John Lanning, Senior Vice President of Operations, officially resigned from the Board of Directors and all other Officer duties.
  • Ike Poe, President and CEO, was appointed to Chairman of the Board.
  • Laura Volpini, Chief Legal Officer, was appointed as Corporate Secretary.
  • Melanie Fitzgerald has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Finance and Corporate Administration.

Mr. Arritt and Mr. Lanning’s resignations were procedural steps necessary for a seamless succession within the company. We thank them both for their combined 70+ years of service to New River Electrical.

New River Electrical’s succession plan had been in place to ensure the company’s long-term success by preparing individuals within the company to take on leadership roles made available upon the retirement of multiple employee-owners.




For more information:                     John Vehmeier                                  New River Electrical Corporation                          540-966-1650 About New River Electrical Corporation

New River Electrical Corporation is a nationwide, 100% employee-owned electrical contractor working in high-voltage construction and maintenance of electrical utility and industrial customers. Established in 1953, NRE employs over 1,800 people and is registered to conduct business in 38 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. They have office locations in Cloverdale, VA, Westerville, OH, and Granville, OH.