2023’s 30 Under 30 EC&M Electrical All Stars: Angel Avendano

July 12, 2023
Meet this year's group of up-and-coming innovative electrical professionals


Job Title: Electrical Apprentice

Company: Power Design

Location: Washington, D.C.

Age: 25; Years on the Job: 3

Interests: Spending time with family and taking his kids to their favorite spots

Born in Oaxaca, Mexico and raised in Maryland, Angel Avendano is the only one in his family working in the electrical field. After graduating from high school and completing two years of college, he is currently finishing his third year as an electrical apprentice with Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC).

“I’ve always been curious about how everything was getting powered,” he says. “My training has helped me to learn more about how everything in the trade works as well as asking other people who have been in the trade for a longer time for advice or guidance whenever I don’t understand something.”

An ambitious person, he enjoys getting feedback on his work from his mentors so he can learn to better himself. He says he also likes learning new things and always asks questions. His daily responsibilities include pulling wire, bending pipe, looking at prints, and taking count on material as needed.

“I like everything about the job from where it starts down in the hole to the last part where we are making final touches in order to hand over the building,” Avendano says.

His team just finished the City Ridge project in Washington, D.C., and he helped with the fire alarm and electrical parts of the project.

“It was a good learning experience, since it was a total of 10 buildings in that particular project,” he says.

In the future, he aims to work as a superintendent or a higher position if possible.

“I plan on reaching my goals by working hard, taking in what my mentors teach me, and always learning more,” he says. 

About the Author

Amy Fischbach | Amy Fischbach, EUO Contributing Editor

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