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About Danella
Meet the Team


How Danella Grew

Through the leadership of James Danella, a team with hundreds of years of utility construction experience has been gathered to serve Danella’s customers and communities better. Our expertise span many areas of utility construction including, but not limited to: gas, electric, communications, steam, rails, and equipment rentals. As an organization, we are always looking towards the future and always seeking out new opportunities.

If you are interested in a career with Danella, please visit our careers page.

The Danella Management Team

James D. Danella

CEO and ChairmanDanella Companies

In 1972, James “Jim” D. Danella, a freshly minted graduate of Villanova University’s School of Business, bought, with his father, Thomas W. Faulkner Construction. As CEO/Chairman, Jim has expanded the utility construction organization from a single operation in Norristown, Pennsylvania, to over sixteen unique Danella divisions, 1,500+ employees spanning the continental United States, and over $350 million in revenue.

With this growth, so expanded the services. A few local Pennsylvania contracts in electric and communications have grown to work with major utility industry leaders across the country in gas, steam, storm restoration, water, and railroad infrastructure construction. In addition, Danella Rental Systems is also a national equipment rental company for Class I, regional and short-line railroads, transit authorities, utility companies, and municipalities.

Jim is also a real estate developer, owning various properties throughout Pennsylvania and Florida. He serves as a board member of La Salle Academy, Mission Kids, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s “Heritage of Faith, Vision of Hope” Campaign, and St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. Jim also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Penn Liberty Bank and the Board of Villanova University for ten years.

Harold Paris

Vice PresidentViking Utility Services, Inc.

Dawn Paris

Vice President of OperationsViking Utility Services, Inc.

Tom Schinske

Vice PresidentDanella Construction Corp. of FL, Inc.; Danella Construction, Inc.

Dan Howick

Vice PresidentDanella Construction Corporation

Dennis Daly

CFO and PresidentDanella Companies

Baldev Gurm

Corporate ControllerDanella Companies

Steve Bolte

Vice President Business Development - North AmericaDanella Rental Systems, Inc.

Robert Brust

Vice PresidentDanella Line Services Company, Inc.; Danella Line Services of NY, Inc.

Bill Cropf

Vice PresidentDanella Construction Corp. – PA

Daniel Derenski

Vice PresidentJ. Daniel & Company, Inc.

Kenneth Knight

Division ManagerDanella Construction, Inc.

Peter A. Mazzari

Vice PresidentDanella Construction of NY, Inc.; Danella Construction of CT, Inc.

Peter V. Mazzari

Division ManagerDanella Construction of CT, Inc.

Michael O’Keefe

Vice PresidentDanella Rail Services Corp

David Pancoast

Corporate Safety DirectorDanella Companies, Inc.

Joseph Spause

PresidentDanella Construction Corp. – PA; Danella Construction Corp. of NJ, Inc.; Danella Power Services, Inc.; Danella Storm Restoration

Mike Straney

Division ManagerDanella Construction, Inc.; Danella Construction Corp. of FL, Inc.

Tom Walsh

Vice President of OperationsDanella Rental Systems, Inc.