Management Team


Brent Trumbo, President/CEO

Brent began working at Trumbo Electric in 1974 as a part-time Electrician’s Helper and Warehouse Assistant. In 1981, Brent started full-time employment as CFO and Human Resource Manager. In this role, he gained exposure to many other aspects of electrical contracting by enhancing quality control systems, inventory management, and job cost budgeting. He became a Director and Treasurer in 1983, and after receiving his MBA from James Madison University in 1988 he assumed the position of President/CEO in 1989. As President, Brent’s involvement is focused on strategic planning, business development, and overall company management.

John Knepper, Jr., PE, Vice President Engineering

John’s employment at Trumbo Electric began in 1981 and he earned his Professional Engineering License in 1984. During his tenure here and with prior employers, John has spent his career gaining invaluable electrical knowledge and expertise that allows him to provide highly technical guidance and insight. Throughout his experience as a licensed Professional Engineer in both VA and WV, John has been involved with projects in healthcare, education, institutional, retirement, manufacturing, and industrial facilities. His knowledge and experience led Virginia Governor Tim Kaine to name him to the Virginia State Building Code Technical Review Board in 2008.