Kevin Coghlin, President, Chief Executive Officer

  • 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

Kevin Blankenship, Vice President/Operations

  • Married to Gina and father of two
  • Joined Braun in June 1999
  • Throughout his career has held positions of:
    • Account Manager
    • Construction Manager
    • Project Manager
  • More than 26 years electrical, engineering, leadership experience including water treatment, food processing, schools & commercial construction, warehouse and supply projects, estimating and responsibility for up to 215 team members serving a major oil and gas company.
  • California Class A General Engineering Contractor License
  • California Class B General Building Contractor License
  • RME for Braun Electric Company, Inc. (Class A & B)
  • Member Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce Energy Committee

David C. Reed, Vice President/Operations

  • Married to Debbie and father of two children, grandfather of seven
  • Joined Braun in October 1993
  • Throughout his career has held positions of:
    • Superintendent
    • Account Manager
    • Supervisor
    • Foreman
    • Journeyman
    • Apprentice
  • More than 30 years electrical and leadership experience including responsibility for approximately 150 team members serving a major oil and gas company.
  • Member of Independent Oil Producers’ Agency
  • Member of WSPA
  • Involved with church and other Non-Profits

Jeff Coghlin, IT Manager

  • Married to Buffy and father of two children
  • Joined Braun in June 2005
    • Microsoft Certified IT Professional
  • Throughout his career has held positions of:
    • IT Assistant
    • Computer Assembly / Installations Tech
    • Electronics Tech
  • More than 10 years IT, data and communications experience.

Tracy Callahan, Controller / Office Manager

  • Joined Braun in January 2009
  • Bachelor of Science in Data Processing, California Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA
  • Throughout her career has held positions of:
    • Controller
    • Accounting/Software Consultant
    • Self-employed, Consultant
    • Systems Consultant
    • Systems Analyst
    • Software Programmer
  • More than 20 years Accounting experience in various industries including Agriculture, Oil & Gas and Real Estate Development
  • More than 30 years computer/database design, programming, installation and instruction
  • Committee Member, Kern Green

Tony A. Mejia, Director of Safety

  • Married to Sharon and father of two children, grandfather of two
  • Joined Braun in August 2009
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management, University of Phoenix
  • CSP, Certified Safety Professional, Board of Certified Safety Professionals
  • ASP, Associate Safety Professional, Board of Certified Safety Professionals
  • Throughout his career has held positions of:
    • Safety Professional
    • Operations Manager
    • Paramedic
  • More than 15 years Professional Safety experience including food, warehousing, agriculture, environmental compliance, emergency planning and training, workers’ compensation case management for insured and self-insured programs.
  • Member of American Society of Safety Engineers
  • Safety Committee Chair, Association of Builders & Contractors