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2020 Association President
2/26/2020

ROBERT A. DONATELLI

Elected 2020 President

The Builders Association of E. Ohio and W. Pa

† †† Bob Donatelli is a lifelong resident of Mercer County and owner of Donatelli Electric, based in Sharpsville, Pennsylvania. He is a 50-year member of the electriciansí union, having earned that honor this past September. He also is a recipient of the labor management award by Secretary of Labor Johnny J. Butler, under then PA Governor Tom Ridge.†

† †† Bob started his career in construction as a mason tender in Sharon PA while attending college. He recognized the benefits of pursuing a career as a union tradesman and worked as a union electrician for 23 years before starting his own company. Donatelli Electric has always been affiliated with the IBEW and is a member of NECA. Bob is also extremely active in the community. His current positions include:

∑†††††† Board Member, Penn Northwest Development Corp.

∑†††††† Vice Chair, Mercer County Industrial Development Authority

∑†††††† Representative for Sharpsville Borough to the Shenango Valley Enterprise Zone

† †† Mr. Donatelli also served as a Sharpsville Area School Board Director for 12 years, and held consecutive officer positions from his second year through all three terms. He is also involved with school-to-work programs and the advancement of the skilled trades. With the Builders Association, he serves as a Trustee for the Construction Advancement Program and member of the Executive Board.†

† †† Bob and his wife Dee married in 1969 and have three children: Robert Joseph, Amanda (Palko),and Jeffrey, and the grandparents of five. His sons, Robert Joseph and Jeffrey, are both heavily involved with the family business. †

† †† Bob replaces Sam Boak of Boak and Sons, Austintown Ohio,† who served as the 2019 President.