Management Team




Neal Electric has been in business for over 30 years. We are one of the industries’ premier electrical contractors specializing in all aspects of electrical construction and engineering throughout California. In an industry that is highly competitive and inundated with competition a company needs something to stand out or above the crowd. That “something” is our people. The success and excellence of our company clearly rests on the shoulders of our dedicated, hard-working and loyal employees. Our clients have come to appreciate their quality of workmanship and integrity, making the choice of being a repeat customer a simple choice. Our collaborative efforts with our clients are an important cornerstone to our growth and longevity. Our company is also very proud of our continuing relationship with the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) and NECA (National Electrical Contractors Association). The training, skill and craftsmanship of our field personnel are a direct result of these relationships, making our personnel second to none.

Along with our people, a company needs financial strength and stability. Neal Electric’s financial strength and stability comes from being a MEI (Meruelo Enterprises, Inc.) company. We are a certified MBE contractor with a single project bonding capability of $100,000,000 and aggregate bonding capability of $300,000,000. MEI companies have over 75 years of experience in the construction industry.

We look forward to our continued growth in our industry without compromising our mission; “surpassing our competition through value, innovation and performance” or our team values; “lead with integrity, commit with accountability and work with purpose.”

Thank you to all our customers, clients and friends.










Sam Passanisi

VP of Service & Special Projects – Neal San Diego

32 years of experience. Responsible for overseeing the Service and Special Projects Department, servicing public and private sector projects, major contract negotiations and design/build delivery







Mauricio Penalosa

Senior Human Resources Manager – Neal San Diego / Los Angeles

Mauricio Penalosa serves as the Sr. Manager of Human Resources for Neal Electric.  He brings more than 15 years of experience in Human Resources Management.  Prior to Neal, Mauricio was the Director for Abacus and supported the growth of the construction business from inception with 15 employees to more than 1,500 employees and multiple projects.  His background includes Human Resources Management within the construction, medical and manufacturing industries.