Our Team

CIR Electrical is a privately held, independent electrical contractor signatory to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) 41 in Buffalo, IBEW 237 In Niagara Falls, IBEW 106 in Jamestown, and proudly affiliated with the National Electrical Contractors Association. CIR has achieved growth by forging lasting relationships with our customers through reliable performance and a reputation for quality workmanship.

CIR is proud to have first generation owners who worked their way up in the electrical construction industry to get where they are today and highly skilled electricians hired through our local unions.

Gene Swanson, CIR Electric Buffalo NY

Gene Swanson

Partner & President

Gene Swanson

Partner & President

Gene began his electrical career with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Apprentice Journeyman training school at Local Union #237. Upon finishing training, he quickly obtained a position as an electrician at a national company before joining CIR in 1992. At CIR, he worked his way up through the company, from project manager to general superintendent, and becoming President of CIR in 2016.

During his time at CIR, he has continued seeking educational opportunities, including taking courses in personnel management, process controls, lighting controls, and electrical codes. He is a NYS Licensed Fire Alarm installer and a NYS Licensed Master Electrician in multiple cities and counties. Gene remains active in the electrical community as a board member of the Local Union #237 National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee program.

Marc Brunelle, CIR Electric Buffalo NY

Marc Brunelle

Partner & Chief Operating Officer

Marc Brunelle

Partner & Chief Operating Officer

Marc stems from a long-standing history in the electrical construction industry. Starting out earning an associate's degree from Manchester Institute of Technology in the field of Industrial Electricity in 1983, Marc continued on in his field starting out as an apprentice electrician in New Hampshire the same year.

Marc spent the next 16 years working as an apprentice in New Hampshire, ultimately becoming a Field Foremen & Project Manager running multi-million dollar jobs in the commercial industrial and institutional industries.

Eventually he moved to Buffalo in 1997 and started as a Project Manager on a large NYS prison project in Lakeview, NY. Over the course of 14 years, climbing the corporate ladder, Marc was promoted to VP of Construction and finally Operations at large WNY electrical contractor before moving to CIR. After 4 years at CIR and a long succesful journey in the electrical construction field, in January 2016, Marc obtained partnership at CIR where he acts as COO. He has been a proud member of the board for NECA since 2014.

Jeffrey Pedro, CIR Electric Buffalo NY

Jeffrey Pedro

Partner & CFO

Jeffrey Pedro

Partner & CFO

Jeff joined the company in 1999, and became a principal of CIR in 2003. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the John Wiley Jones School of Business at Geneseo State University in 1983, and has 20 years of experience as a controller/CFO in the construction industry. He also spent some time in Boston, MA, where he worked as a management professional in the construction industry for 7 years, and was employed as a Fund Accountant for Fidelity Investments. Jeff is also active in the professional community, having served on the Board of Directors for the Niagara Frontier Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) for 10 years. He currently serves as a Trustee for the IBEW Local 41 Pension, Health & Welfare and Annuity Funds, and as Treasurer of the NECA Buffalo Chapter. It was Jeff’s enthusiasm for energy-efficient and renewable energy technologies that inspired him to spearhead the development of CIR’s Solar PV Department. His financial background makes him uniquely suited to explain the long-term financial benefits of PV systems to customers, making him an integral member of CIR’s Solar Team.

Craig Bongiovanni, CIR Electric Buffalo NY

Craig Bongiovanni

Sustainable Projects Manager

Craig Bongiovanni

Sustainable Projects Manager

Craig has been with CIR since 1985, starting as an electrical apprentice before becoming a Journeyman Wireman. He then progressed to Sub-Foreman, Foreman, General Foreman and finally Project Manager. He has been at his current position as Sustainable Projects Administrator since 2008. The years he has spent with CIR have exposed him to a wide range of work within the electrical industry including new construction, industrial systems, data communications, energy management, high voltage work, lighting retrofits and PV systems. His training consists of High Voltage Terminations and Testing, Fall Protection, SHECN, Lockout/ Tagout, Aerial Lift Training, Confined Space, Short Circuit and Fuse Protection, 30-Hour OSHA Training, Foremanship Training, Business Training, Journeyman Education, Electrical Code and Photovoltaic Systems Certification. As a NYSERDA Eligible PV Installer, Craig’s was involved with the installation of two state of the art PV tracking systems – the first DEGERenergie solar tracking systems to be installed in New York State. Utilizing Maximum Light Detection (MLD) technology, these systems will prove to be on the cutting edge of an ever increasing market in solar PV systems.

Fran Roell, CIR Electric Buffalo NY

Fran Roell

Service Manager

Fran Roell

Service Manager

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Bill Dawson, CIR Electric Buffalo NY

Bill Dawson

Warehouse Manager

Bill Dawson

Warehouse Manager

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Gerry Bogacz, CIR Electric Buffalo NY

Gerry Bogacz

Safety Manager

Gerry Bogacz

Safety Manager

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Janice Hutzler, CIR Electric Buffalo NY

Janice Hutzler

Accounts Payable

Janice Hutzler

Accounts Payable

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Norm Hartman, CIR Electric Buffalo NY

Norm Hartman

Estimator

Norm Hartman

Estimator

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Steve Cyrankowski, CIR Electric Buffalo NY

Steve Cyrankowski

Estimator

Steve Cyrankowski

Estimator

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Mike Gleeson, CIR Electric Buffalo NY

Mike Gleeson

Project Manager

Mike Gleeson

Project Manager

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Robert MacDonald, CIR Electric Buffalo NY

Robert MacDonald

Project Manager

Robert MacDonald

Project Manager

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Joanna Pacillo, CIR Electric Buffalo NY

Joanna Pacillo

Administrative Assistant

Joanna Pacillo

Administrative Assistant

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Tyler Rusin, CIR Electric Buffalo NY

Tyler Rusin

Project Coordinator

Tyler Rusin

Project Coordinator

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Wendy Pukay, CIR Electric Buffalo NY

Wende Pukay

Office Manager

Wende Pukay

Office Manager

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