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A Wilson electrical contractor has been appointed to a state panel tasked with advising officials on government building projects.
Gov. Roy Cooper appointed Watson Electrical President and Chief Operating Officer Thomas Headlee Jr. to the State Building Commission, the governor’s office said in a July 3 news release. The Carolinas Electrical Contractors Association nominated Headlee for the seat, which is designated to be filled by an electrical contractor.
Founded in 1935, Watson Electrical maintains its home office in Wilson along with 11 other locations in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
Established by general statute, the State Building Commission is a panel within the N.C. Department of Administration whose members “develop procedures to direct and guide the state’s capital facilities development and management program.”
Cooper’s office announced six reconstituted state boards and commissions earlier this month.
Appointed to the building commission with Headlee were Katherine Lynn of Chapel Hill, the University of North Carolina System’s senior associate vice president for finance and capital planning, and Ginger Dosier of Raleigh, the co-founder and CEO of sustainable building materials company bioMason.