Meet The Team

Paul McWhinnie

President

Paul, Owner and President, has been in the commercial construction industry for over thirty years. For most of the that time, he was in the Building Automation (BAS) industry, where he climbed up the ranks to ultimately become an Executive with some of the most prominent companies in this industry. He has worked all over North America in various National roles and has a broad range of experiences in the industry.

Prior to starting IKE, Paul was President of a privately owned BAS provider and was instrumental in the sale of the company to United Technologies in 2011. In January 2012, Paul founded IKE Electric, and the company has grown to become a major force in the Low Voltage Building Systems Installation field. Paul’s executive leadership background has been instrumental in IKE’s continued growth.

Paul received his engineering degree from UMass Dartmouth and his MBA from UMass Amherst Isenberg School of Management where he graduated with a 4.0 (Summa Cum Laude).

Vincent Marquis

General Manager (Customer Relations)

Vincent (Vinny) has been in the BAS industry for 20+ years as an electrician, engineer, and account manager.  Since joining IKE Electric in 2015 as General Manager, Vinny has worn various hats to assist in managing and driving IKE’s growth.  Vinny’s primary role currently is in securing all our work, from meeting with contractors and clients, to creating quotes and bookings.  

Brendan Berg

Operations Manager (Operations)

Brendan started with IKE in the field as a Journeyman Electrician in 2015. Exceling in the field, he was promoted to Operations Manager where he spends his days fielding calls from clients and coordinating our team of electricians. Far more than that, Brendan oversees and directs all our commercial projects, making sure the work we put out is top quality and followed to the contractor’s specs.

Katie Labonte

HR and Marketing Manager

Katie was hired in 2022 to oversee our ever-growing HR and Marketing needs.  As a member of our management team, she is instrumental in the development and support of the strategic direction of the company.  Some of her key functions include Brand Management, Oversight of our Safety Programs and Employee Hiring and Development. 

Peggy Martis

Peggy Martis

Office Manager

Peggy has been with the company since 2014 overseeing our daily office functions.  From handling our AR/AP, monthly Union/Construction reporting and any other job-related paperwork requirements, she is instrumental in keeping the office functioning at its highest level of productivity.

Michael Papetti

Account Executive and Estimator

Michael (Mike) has been in the BAS industry for 20+ years as a technician, engineer, project manager, and sales for multiple BAS companies. As Account Manager, his role is to accommodate the needs of our clients from pricing to being a source of technical support. With Mike’s experience in this industry, he understands just what it takes to get a project done successfully.