Edlen is thrilled to congratulate Senior Vice President of Utility Services, Rick Bredenberg, on celebrating three decades with Edlen. Rick joined Edlen’s team in 1991, working part time in the Miami warehouse while pursuing a degree in Computer Science and also working as a musician. After receiving his degree in 1993, Rick was recruited by Lenny Swimmer and Jim Wetterling to serve as Edlen’s first Event Services Manager.
In 1996, Rick was promoted to Assistant General Manager in Miami and then to General Manager in 2002. In addition to serving as General Manager, Rick was promoted to Regional Vice President in 2006, overseeing all offices on the East Coast.
Rick transferred to Las Vegas in 2014 and took on the responsibility of overseeing all of Edlen’s operations nationwide, becoming Edlen’s first Vice President of Utility Services and eventually Senior Vice President of Utility Services. “I’ve been very fortunate to work with the most talented, dedicated and thoughtful team of electricians, event management personnel and support staff. They are not only the best in the industry but the best period,” said Bredenberg.
In his time with Edlen, Rick has managed every large, high utility demand and complex event Edlen has produced, with connected loads as high as 5 megawatts. He has worked on events and with the teams in each of Edlen’s branch offices nationwide and has also been involved in the preparation of equipment and training of team members in every new Edlen since 2010.
Jim Wetterling, Edlen’s President and CEO said, "Rick has been an extremely important part of Edlen's growth and success. Rick has been a key part of Edlen's strategic growth from its beginning in Miami to its current national presence. Suffice it to say, Edlen would not be what it is today without Rick's hard work and dedication."
Prior to joining Edlen’s team, Rick was an air traffic controller at Oakland ARTCC, an instrument-rated private pilot and a lifelong hockey fan. Married to his wife Betty for 36 years, they enjoy travel and cruising. Bredenberg shared “I want to especially thank my wife, Betty, for putting up with all the late nights, long hours and travel. Without her support, I never would have been able to dedicate my life to Edlen.”