Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) is a nonprofit trade association with over 50 affiliate local chapters across the country. IEC represents about 3,500 member businesses that employ over 80,000 electrical and systems workers throughout the United States and educates over 12,000 electricians and systems professionals each year through world-class training programs. IEC contractor member companies are some of the premier firms in the industry responsible for over $8.5B in gross revenue annually.

Founded in 1957 as the Associated Independent Electrical Contractors of America, the primary goal of the group was to consider and deal by all lawful means with common problems of management, distribution, employment, and financial functions of the electrical construction industry; to foster cooperative action in advancing the common purposes of its members; and promote activities that enable the industry to be conducted with the greatest economy and efficiency.

The association’s first offices were located in Texas. In 1962, IEC was granted a certificate of incorporation. IEC convinced the U.S. Department of Labor to adopt national pattern standards of Apprenticeship and Training. And for the first time, registered apprenticeship was recognized across the country for those adopting the “Open Shop” philosophy.


The mission of IEC is to be dedicated to the success and advancement of our members within the independent electrical industry.


The Pathway to Success


Guiding principles of the board and staff in governance and management.

  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Collaboration

Meet our Board of Directors & Staff


Robert Bellinger

Vice President

Brian Bellinger

Bellinger Electric, Inc.


Jessica Baggetta

Jr & J Electric LLC


Justin Winter

A & M Electrical Contractor LTD

Past President


Executive Director

Cynthia Bellinger

Other Board Members

Buffalo Rep – James Bellinger

Rochester Rep – vacant

Syracuse Rep – vacant

Adirondacks Rep – vacant

Albany Rep – vacant

Catskills Rep – vacant

NYC Rep – vacant

Committee Chairpersons

Apprenticeship – Stephen Kozak

Awards – Robert Bellinger

Bylaws – vacant

Finance & Budget – Justin Winter

Government Affairs – vacant

Industry Partner & Outreach – Robert Bellinger

Membership – Robert Bellinger

Nominating – vacant

Renewable Energy – vacant

Safety – John Cordaro

Training & Education – Chad German

Workforce Development – Adam Diana

IEC New York Chapter Districts

To ensure all members of IEC New York Chapter are represented and provided the same services across the board, we have created “Districts” – dividing New York State into 7 areas. IEC New York Chapter is actively working to secure locations within each District where we will hold networking events, training events, and the Apprenticeship Program.

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