John Braun, Board Member, Owner

  • Family History, 1945, John’s father founded the business: F.W. Braun, Jr. Electrical Contractor serving the oil industry in Taft, CA the home of the 1910 Lakeview Gusher. (The largest recorded oil strike in U.S. History.)
  • Affiliation with F.W. Braun Electrical Contractor
  • Electrical Engineering Degree, California State Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Owner, Performance Machine, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • 1986, President, Braun Electric Company, Inc.
  • Co-Owner, Braun Electric Company, Inc. (1988)
    • 25 Employees (1990)
    • 144 Employees (1999)
  • 2002, Phil Bradford, Sr. and James Trigueiro join as Owners
    • 2009 300+ Employees
    • 2013 400+ Employees
  • Golden Empire Safety Society (GESS) Past President/VP
  • Westside Safety and Training (WST) Past President/VP
  • California Industrial Safety Council (CISC) Board Member
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • 1994 Defender of Freedom Award: National Right to Work Committee

Kevin Coghlin, Board Member, Owner

  • Family History, 1896 Great Grandfather, Owner of Coghlin Electric, Boston, MA, just four years after Edison harnessed electricity
  • Worked in family business as a young boy and achieved subsequent electrical apprenticeship
  • Employee Martin Electric Company
  • 1978, California Electrical Contractor’s License and business owner, Coghlin Electric of California
  • 1982 Recruited by Superior Oil (Mobil Oil) as an Electrical Engineer / Construction Supervisor
  • 1988 Co-Owner Braun Electric Company, Inc.
    • 25 Employees (1990)
    • 144 Employees (1999)
  • 2002, Phil Bradford, Sr. and James R. Trigueiro join as Owners
    • 2009 300+ Employees
    • 2013 400+ Employees
  • Professional Photographer
  • Domestic and International Travel

James Trigueiro, Board Member, Owner

  • Joined John Braun and Kevin Coghlin in 2002 as an Owner of Braun Electric Company, Inc.
  • Bakersfield native, who served in the Armed Forces active duty
  • 13-Year Employee Gannon Construction Company, developing single, multi-family, commercial and office buildings
  • 1977, Founded Community Construction, Inc. with a focus on affordable single-family housing and land development
  • Comcal Investment, Ltd., Identifying investment opportunities in real estate.
  • Mr. Trigueiro has served professional and community organizations too numerous to credit in this context including County and State Boards and Associations

Phil Bradford, Sr., Board Member, Owner

  • Joined John Braun and Kevin Coghlin in 2002 as an Owner of Braun Electric Company, Inc.
  • Bakersfield native, who served in the Armed Forces in Germany
  • Graduated, Bakersfield College
  • Employee of Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)
  • Family transportation business with Father-in-Law, and subsequently purchased that business from family, growing it from local school buses and taxi cabs to starting County Bus Systems, Charter Buses, Tow Trucks and serving businesses in the community through repossession / recovery of assets