PowerTeam Services, LLC is an industry-leading provider of electric and gas utility services with headquarters in Cary, North Carolina. We have about 4,200 employees and a presence in 21 states with main operating offices located in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, North Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin. The PowerTeam group of companies provides outsourced services for natural gas and electric transmission and distribution infrastructure throughout our geographic footprint.

As an industry-leading service provider, we have developed a track record for top-notch execution and safety. Our companies provide services to a broad group of utility customers who are leaders in their respective sectors. As your trusted partner, we help you operate more reliably and efficiently.

Our Core Values

We strive to be the preferred provider and employer of choice in the markets we serve. We will achieve this goal by operating at all times in a manner consistent with our Core Values:

Safety – we always put safety first in everything we do

Excellence – we understand our industry and customers’ needs and aim to exceed their expectations

Continuous Improvement – we lead our industry by fostering a continuous improvement mindset

Integrity and Accountability – we do what we say

Transparency – we operate under exacting business standards

People – we hire, retain and develop the best people in the industry and empower them

Focus on People

PowerTeam endeavors to be the employer of choice in our industry. We take a holistic approach to the overall health and welfare of our employees. For us “health and welfare” means more than just providing employees with an opportunity to purchase insurance. At PowerTeam, we work to assure that our employees have access to the advantages needed to help keep their families happy, healthy and stable. PowerTeam employees have opportunities to develop and refine their trade skills, meet new challenges, advance in our workforce, and increase their earnings.

Health and Welfare

  • Health care and medical coverage. PowerTeam provides industry-leading health and welfare insurance coverage to our employees.
  • We also offer excellent vision, dental, life, and disability insurance.
  • In addition to offering top-notch health and welfare benefits, we offer our employees a 401(k) retirement savings plan.

Insurance and Bonding

To meet our customers’ insurance and bonding requirements, PowerTeam has partnered with highly respected and reliable, insurance companies, bonding companies and brokers. Our national risk management partners provide a wide array of statutory and operational insurance coverage with limits meeting or exceeding customer requirements.



Brian Palmer

Chief Executive Officer

Brian Palmer joined PowerTeam Services in October 2018 as Chief Executive Officer after serving at General Electric for more than 30 years. Most recently, he spent 10 years as the President and CEO of the Measurement & Controls division of GE Oil & Gas, a provider of critical asset performance, control, and protection solutions for energy and industrial infrastructure with $4.5 billion in revenue. During his tenure, Brian successfully acquired and integrated 11 companies into Measurement & Controls, creating a global leader in the market. Prior to this role, Brian held a number of executive leadership and engineering roles throughout the GE Energy organization. Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

W. Thomas Newell

Chief Legal Officer

Tom Newell serves as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Newell joined PowerTeam Services in June 2014. Previously he led the legal and regulatory functions of both private and public companies, such as Top Echelon Contracting, Inc., Gibbs International, Inc. and Advance America, Cash Advance Centers, Inc. Mr. Newell received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Akron School of Law.

Joe Branco

Vice President, Safety

Joseph Branco serves as Vice President of Safety. Mr. Branco joined PowerTeam Services in November 2016. Previously he was Director of Safety - Power Division for Quanta Services and has held positions at MYR Group and Henkels & McCoy. Mr. Branco received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Pennsylvania State University and also holds the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

Mickey Hanner

Vice President, Human Resources

Mickey Hanner serves as Vice President of Human Resources. Mr. Hanner joined PowerTeam Services in May 2015. His background includes serving as a global Human Resources Business Partner supporting operations in China, Brazil and the U.S. with Eaton’s Cooper Power Systems. Most recently he worked for Electrolux, North America. Mr. Hanner received his undergraduate degree from the University of Memphis and obtained his Master’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University.

Rick Dunn

Chief Financial Officer

Rick Dunn serves as PowerTeam’s Chief Financial Officer and joined us in February 2018. Mr. Dunn brings over 25 years of financial leadership to PowerTeam that includes executive roles in both public and private companies as well 10 years in public accounting. Most recently, Mr. Dunn was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ACN, Inc. (a wireless operator and energy reseller) and previously was Chief Financial Officer of Trilogy International Partners (a wireless carrier), and Corporate Controller for Western Wireless International. In addition, his experience includes 10 years with the public accounting firm of Grant Thornton LLP. He received his BBA from Pacific Lutheran University and MBA from Seattle University and is an alumnus of Stanford University’s Executive Program. Mr. Dunn is also a licensed CPA.

Martin Glasmacher

Vice President, Information Technology

Martin Glasmacher serves as Vice President of Information Technology at PowerTeam Services. He joined PowerTeam in July 2017 and brings more than 20 years of IT leadership experience across multiple industries and sets PowerTeam Services IT and digital strategies. Previously, Martin served as CIO at Voith North America, where he led a global team responsible for implementing IT and digital strategies with solutions, and global information tools to drive business and customer growth. His responsibilities encompassed ERP, CRM, cloud infrastructure, global networks, customer applications, and global R&D for enterprise mobility technology. Mr. Glasmacher holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from BK for Technology School and is an alumnus of Voith’s Executive Leadership Academy.

Ron Ridout

Vice President, Finance

Mr. Ridout was named VP Finance of PowerTeam Services in May 2014 and has more than 25 years of experience in finance, accounting and management. Previously, he served as VP Finance at Custom Building Products. Mr. Ridout has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University and is a Certified Management Accountant.