Boots to Suits
Tuesday, December 12, 2023 (7:30 AM - 9:00 AM) (EST)
If you have served in the military, this event is for you.
Boots to Suits is a networking and resource initiative created by Veterans, for Veterans.
DECEMBER'S TOPIC: The Story of MEC, Inc., a Veteran-Owned Electrical Company
With Mike Radaker, President/Owner of MEC, Inc. Served as a United States Marine from 1991 - 1995
Spend your morning meeting other Veterans and learn from Mike Radaker about his story, how he got to where he is now, and what he has done with his company, MEC. You will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session as well. Discover the advice that Mike has for fellow Veterans.
Hello, my name is Mike Radaker. President of MEC, Inc. Electrical Services in Hagerstown. I've been a resident here in Hagerstown since 1999. I have been married for 22 years to my lovely wife, Emily and blessed with 2 beautiful girls, one is a sophomore at the University of Tennessee and our youngest is a senior in High School.
I was born and raised in Dubois, which was and still is a small, blue-collar town located in western Pennsylvania. I graduated Dubois Area High School in 1990 and went on to Bethany College in West Virginia for a semester (I thought I could get by just playing baseball and not studying). I felt the need to serve my country and did so by enlisting and becoming a United States Marine from 1991 thru 1995, seeing all parts of the world.
After completing my honorable service in the Marine Corp, I moved to Charleston, South Carolina to begin college again, focusing on a turf management degree. Before I had gotten started, I became very intrigued with the electrical trade while working for a manufacturing outfit in Charleston.
With that desire, I left Charleston, South Carolina in 1997 and moved back to western Pennsylvania to attend Triangle Tech, where I successfully received an associate degree in Electrical Maintenance and Construction Technology in 1999.
After graduating from Triangle Tech, I surfaced in Frederick Md. and took a position with Crum Electric in their industrial electrical division until 2011. In early 2011, I received a call to become a Service Manager with MEC, Inc. here in Hagerstown. I worked in this position until May of 2016, when I purchased MEC from the previous owner and founder of 25 years.
My hobbies include spending time with my family and their activities, playing golf, working out and relaxing on a beach under the rays with a beverage.
Free for anyone to attend.