Mathew Steinbacher – Project Manager

Mathew@RowanElectric.com
Phone: (760) 692-0700 Ext. 115

Education NECA                          Project Management            NECA                          CPM Scheduling                    NECA                          Estimating

Pasadena City College  Accounting                                                  Pasadena City College  Welding

Mathew was born in Altadena, CA and spent much of his early life hiking in the San Gabriel mountains and the Angeles National Forest. In 1977, Mathew married Carol-Ann and they have five grown children, residing in five different states, and four grandchildren. They enjoy life in Temecula, CA and they still enjoy hiking.

Mathew’s early career was varied: such as sheet metal work, building custom cabinets (learning layout and fabrication), electronic wholesale shipping, receiving and packaging (learning packaging methods and displays) and accounting at an optical company including auditing and work with foreign currencies (learning cost accounting). In 1980, Mathew began work in the electrical industry working on ongoing sustaining projects at Hughes Aircraft in El Segundo, CA. This work introduced him to various construction types including Office, Warehouse, High Bay, Clean Room, Industrial, and Explosion Proof conditions. In 1983, Mathew was placed in the estimating department and was tasked to start up and use the company’s first estimating computer and program. In 1984, he was placed back in operations on the Navy Fuel Depot project in San Pedro, CA, which was the first US Navy fuel depot worldwide to be controlled by a Programmable Logic Controller. This project gave Mathew experience in Overhead Line and Confined Space and well as extensive underground electrical.

Mathew was put in charge of Scheduling and Cost Control at MMR Foley in 1988, utilizing Primavera and a complex spreadsheet. Fischbach and Moore sent Mathew to Henderson, NV to be superintendent for 20,000 control wire terminations at the new furnace line plant at the Timet titanium facility. In 1993, Mathew moved his family to Anchorage Alaska to manage the Alaska Native Medical Center’s new 110 bed hospital, including a Center for Disease Control building, eight operating rooms, two trauma rooms, a dental wing, an OBGYN wing, adult medicine, VA, ICU, NICU, kitchen, cafeteria, training wing, and a 60 room hostel building.

Mathew and his family moved to Oregon in 1997, and he ran the Estimating Department for two different electrical contractors with work in Oregon and Washington until early 2014. Prior to coming to Rowan Electric in 2017, Mathew and his wife relocated to California and he worked in operations managing the Santa Monica College Academy of Entertainment and Technology satellite campus, which included a Classroom Building remodel, new six level Parking Garage, a new Auditorium building and a new Radio Station building. Work on various project types in five different states has been challenging and enjoyable.

Mathew enjoys anything that involves man and machine such as racing, because the dynamic it brings to sports is much greater than a ball game. He enjoys new technology and space technology, because we live at a unique time in human history which allows us to look out at our universe and see what the heavens declare. The general revelation we can see today greatly exceeds what has been seen in all human history.

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