Wentworth Institute of Technology elects ESC president to its corporation

Wentworth Institute of Technology has elected Lawrence LaFreniere, president and CEO of Electric Supply Center (ESC), to the Corporation of the Institute. As a corporator, LaFreniere will serve as part of a key advisory board for guiding, advising, and advancing the Institute.

LaFreniere purchased ESC in 1997 and grew the company through his expertise in distribution projects, operational excellence, translating conceptual models into specific growth strategies, improving market share and ultimately growing revenue.

LaFreniere has more than 20 years of experience in the electrical distribution and engineering industry. He began his career in 1988 with Westinghouse Electric as a Sales Engineer responsible for developing and supporting research for products. He moved on to a Sales Manager position with All Phase Electric Supply in 1992 where he was responsible for planning, organizing and managing a Boston-based construction branch. Since purchasing ESC, notable projects include being awarded the Central Artery Third Harbor Tunnel, Boston Engine Terminal, Fan Pier Count House and the Braintree Light Co-Gen Plant, where ESC managed very large-scale projects from start to successful finish.

“We are delighted that Larry has joined Wentworth’s Corporation,” said Zorica Pantić, president of Wentworth. “The Institute will benefit greatly from his commitment, expertise, and extensive professional experience. We appreciate ESC’s dedication to providing educational and professional opportunities for current students and alumni.”

LaFreniere, a resident of Boxford, Mass., received his Bachelor of Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Mechanical Engineering, and has been a member of Affiliated Distributors and the Association of Facilities Engineering (AFE) Chapter 33.

Electric Supply Center is an independently owned and operated distributor of electrical equipment and supplies. ESC is headquartered in Burlington, Mass. with additional warehouse facilities in Wakefield

Founded in 1904, Wentworth Institute of Technology is an independent, co-educational, nationally ranked institution offering career-focused education through 20 bachelor’s degree programs in areas such as applied mathematics, architecture, business management, computer science, computer networking, construction management, design, engineering, and engineering technology. The Institute also offers master’s degrees in architecture, construction management, and facility management.

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