WACO, Texas (Feb. 27, 2014) – Global franchise company, Mr. Electric, a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group, announced the appointments of Joel Worthington as president, and Craig Gjelsten as vice president of operations for Mr. Electric corporate office. Mr. Electric is a leading provider of residential and commercial electrical services in the United States and abroad.
Worthington, prior to his promotion, served as vice president for Mr. Electric since 2011. Prior to his role as vice president, Worthington served as a franchise consultant over the Midwest and Canadian Mr. Electric territories. In addition to his experience at Mr. Electric, Worthington served The Dwyer Group® Franchise Development department as the vice president for Dream Maker Bath and Kitchen, formally an affiliate company of The Dwyer Group.
Transitioning from a position as Director of Onboarding and Compliance at Rainbow International® corporate office, a sister company of The Dwyer Group, Gjelsten possesses an extensive background in business development and operations.
Former business owner and Vice President of Business Development for a local Rainbow International franchisee, Gjelsten looks forward to working with Worthington to continue to grow and expand the Mr. Electric brand. “I’m excited about working with the talented team at Mr. Electric and feel that the strengths that Joel and I possess compliment each other,” stated Gjelsten. “Joel is a visionary and I’m an implementer.”
"We are very excited to have Joel and Craig assume the roles of brand president vice president for Mr. Electric," said president and chief operating officer of The Dwyer Group, Mike Bidwell. "We believe Joel’s natural talents and previous roles in combination with Craig’s distinctive experience have uniquely prepared them for these leadership roles.”
A former church pastor, Worthington is well versed in setting and accomplishing goals. Said Worthington, "It's an honor to receive this vote of confidence from The Dwyer Group. I have a deep passion for our franchisees and the future of our business. As we move forward, we plan to continue the tradition of delivering world class customer service and innovative technology in the electrical industry."
About Mr. Electric®:
Established in 1994, Mr. Electric is a global franchise organization providing electrical installation and repair services. Recognized by Entrepreneur magazine among its “Franchise 500,” Mr. Electric franchisees provide these services to both residential and commercial customers at almost 200 locations worldwide. Mr. Electric is a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group, Inc., family of service franchises. For more information or to find the location nearest you, visit MrElectric.com.