For more than 100 years, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 103 and the National Electrical Contractors Association of Greater Boston have been powering Eastern Massachusetts with the best professional services in the industry. Our mission is to promote and enhance the electrical contracting industry through skilled labor, quality workmanship, and a commitment to safety and professionalism. We are also committed to giving back to the communities in which our members and contractors live and leading the way to a cleaner future.

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About IBEW Local 103

IBEW Local 103’s mission is to provide Greater Boston’s developers with the best trained, most efficient, and safest electricians and telecommunications specialists while fostering our Union’s values of economic fairness, equal opportunity, and charitable giving in the communities where we work, live, and raise our families. Our unwavering commitment to professional excellence is personified at our Joint Apprenticeship Training Center (JATC). The JATC offers one of the most advanced electrical apprenticeship programs in the country. Working for better wages, better benefits, and fair working conditions is just one part of our Union’s focus. Local 103 members take pride in giving back their time and expertise to causes and charities that serve the less fortunate.

Business Manager Lou Antonellis

Business Manager Lou Antonellis

Lou Antonellis is the Business Manager of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 103. Lou has been a member of IBEW 103 since 1990 and graduated from the Harvard University Trade Union Program in 2009. He was elected Business Manager in June 2017.

About NECA Boston

NECA Greater Boston Chapter (formally known as the Electrical Contractors Association of Greater Boston, Inc.) has helped build a bright future for Greater Boston and Eastern New England for nearly a century. Composed of more than 80 of the region’s most qualified electrical and telecom contractors, the Chapter delivers the highest standards in electrical construction to diverse projects throughout the region through our unparalleled education programs, management training, skilled workforce training, and effective labor relations.

Working in partnership with IBEW local unions in Boston, Maine, and New Hampshire – Local 103 in Boston, MA; Local 567 in Lewiston, ME; Local 1253 in August, ME; and Local 490 in Concord, NH – NECA Greater Boston contractors bring unequaled skill, experience, safety, reliability, and dedication to each construction project.

Executive Director Kristen Gowin

Executive Director Kristen Gowin

Kristen Gowin is the Executive Manager of the Boston Chapter of NECA, the National Electrical Contractors Association. Kristen served as Assistant Manager for six years prior to ascending to the role of Executive Manager in 2020. She currently represents more than 200 union electrical and telecommunications contractors employing over 8,000 IBEW members in the Northeast.

Joint Apprenticeship Training Program

The Greater Boston Joint Apprentice Training Center’s (JATC) primary mission is to develop the most skilled and responsive electricians and technicians in the United States of America. We are dedicated to educating professionals who have the expertise, character and solidarity to bring the highest value to their clients, their union, and NECA contractors.