Management Team

Cameron Hale

President Alvah Group, Inc.

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Experience

Cameron Hale has an extensive background in underground distribution work having worked both gas and electric projects. He has worked in the field his entire career, starting as an operator and working up to Project Manager for the Mueller Resource Management, Inc. (MRM) family of companies. He managed projects for MRM in Michigan, Ohio, Hawaii, California, Florida, Indiana, Wisconsin, New York and Minnesota.

In 2007 he was recognized by Harold Mueller (the founder of MRM) as having the unique capability to build his own company. Mueller encouraged Hale to branch off on his own. Hale has expanded the company from its beginning as a cable pulling contractor to all facets of distribution and electric construction, including underground, overhead, network maintenance, civil, restoration, and traffic, primarily for PG&E in the Bay Area. He grew Alvah Group, Inc. and ancillary companies from the inception to over $160 million of revenue in 2023.

Hale understands that every day requires an attention to detail and quality workmanship. He knows that there are others out there that can do the same type of work so Alvah Group has to do it better and safer to maintain the customer’s trust and continued relationship. This mindset is constantly reinforced with subcontractors selected to work on Alvah Group projects.

  • 30 Years Distribution Utility Construction Experience
  • 1991-2006 Mueller Pipeliners, Inc.
  • Started as a Laborer in Michigan and worked way up to Project Manager.
  • Ran projects in  Michigan, Ohio, Hawaii, California, Florida, Indiana, Wisconsin, New York and Minnesota
  • 2007 – Present President & CEO Alvah Group, Inc.

Steve Chu

Executive Vice President – Alvah Group, Inc.

Experience

Before being named Executive Vice President in February 2024, Steve served as Program Manager at Alvah and was responsible for the company’s Overhead portfolio, which included oversight of project management and coordination, project administration, quality assurance, and customer reporting. During this time, he played a key role in cross-department collaboration and the implementation of a new Overhead work management system to adapt to continuously evolving customer requirements. Steve was promoted to Vice President in February 2022 as he took on responsibility for all company programs including Underground Fire Hardening and subcontractor management.

Prior to joining Alvah, Steve worked at Pacific Gas and Electric Company as the Contract Construction Supervisor leading the Wildfire Safety Inspection Program repair efforts for the Bay Area. Previous to this role, he also worked throughout the company’s service territory as a Project Management Supervisor, Project Manager, Field Engineer, and Logistics Branch Director at the Regional Emergency Center during Major Emergency activations.

Steve earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from University of California Irvine.

Frank O’Connell, PE

Program Director – Alvah Group, Inc.

Experience

As Program Director at Alvah Group since 2022, Frank O’Connell has demonstrated success in managing and executing a diverse range of projects across California, from small-scale initiatives to large-scale portfolios. He is instrumental in developing tools and systems for portfolio management, coordinating resources for long-term sustainability, and mentoring subcontractors to enhance service delivery. Frank’s collaborative approach and problem-solving skills have enabled him to overcome complex challenges and provide innovative solutions for clients.

In his previous role as Program Manager at Charge from 2017 to 2022, Frank led the operational execution of significant Design-Build/EPC programs, including the MHP Utility Upgrade Program. He was responsible for developing project scopes, contract terms, and execution plans, while also managing project budgets, schedules, and resources effectively. Frank’s commitment to fostering strong relationships with colleagues and clients, coupled with his adaptability to change and solution-oriented mindset, ensured successful project outcomes.

With a background as a Lead Engineer at Gas Transmission Systems from 2011 to 2015, Frank developed strong engineering skills and led projects related to pipeline replacement and strength testing. His meticulous attention to detail, coupled with his ability to communicate effectively across remote teams, contributed to the successful completion of critical infrastructure projects. Frank’s contributions to various projects, including system hardening initiatives and utility upgrades, highlight his expertise in delivering complex engineering solutions while maintaining a focus on client satisfaction and project success.

Frank is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of California and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.

Jeremy Struble

Senior Safety Director – Alvah Group, Inc.

Experience

Jeremy Struble is a seasoned Occupational Health and Safety executive with over a decade of experience, specializing in regulatory compliance and fostering a safety-centric environment. His leadership is evident in managing safety programs, conducting incident investigations, and designing training courses to mitigate workplace risks.

Jeremy’s expertise encompasses integrity, team building, and process enhancement, alongside skills in third-party safety management, operational optimization, and problem-solving. He excels in supervising teams and ensuring adherence to safety regulations and industry best practices.

Currently serving as Senior Safety Director at Alvah Group Inc., Jeremy leads safety initiatives, oversees compliance verification, and fosters a robust safety culture across the organization. He collaborates with stakeholders, maintains safety records, and provides technical support for accident investigations.

Before his current role, Jeremy held positions such as Safety Advisor at Southern California Edison and Field Safety Advisor at Professional Safety Solutions, LLC. At PAR Electrical Contractors, Inc., he served as Regional Safety Director, implementing safety measures across diverse projects and regions. Jeremy’s comprehensive background, coupled with his extensive training and certifications, make him an invaluable asset in promoting workplace safety and minimizing risks.