2022’s 30 Under 30 EC&M Electrical All Stars: David Mulder

July 13, 2022

David Mulder

Job Title: Project Manager

Company: Sprig Electric

Location: San Jose, Calif.  

Age: 27

Years on the Job: 5

Interests: Embracing new opportunities, working on fast-paced projects, and having the opportunity to learn

While studying construction management at Cal Poly, David Mulder stumbled across opportunities in the electrical industry. By talking to his brother, Kent

Beecham, who is also in the electrical industry, Mulder decided to pursue a career in the trade.

Born in Atascadero, Calif., he has gained experience in the electrical industry through experience and learning by doing. He is continuing his training by growing his experiences and opportunities.

“As a lifelong student, I try to find learning opportunities in every situation I am involved in,” Mulder says. “I really want to thank all the people who have supported me in this journey — from loved ones to friends and mentors. I appreciate all the time and effort they have invested in me.”

As a project manager, he spends his work days managing projects and visiting job sites. Since he first started at Sprig Electric, his responsibilities have changed from managing small portions of a project to managing multiple projects.

In today’s electrical industry, he says bringing new opportunities to the table in a fast-changing environment can be a challenge. As he manages tech, data center, and research/development projects, however, he enjoys the chance to keep learning.

“I just come in and enjoy my job,” he says. “To succeed, have fun, and enjoy the people you work with.”

He says in his job, technology can be a double-sided sword.

“New technology is great and can be a very useful tool,” he says. “Being too involved in the technology side can also be harmful. This is an industry built on labor — not tech.”

In five years, he hopes to gain experience in skillset, but not lose his passion or current mindset.

“I will do whatever it takes to reach my future goals,” he says.

About the Author

Amy Fischbach | Amy Fischbach, EUO Contributing Editor

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