Shad began his electrical career in 2000 shortly after moving to the Seattle area from Iowa. He worked for the then “GE Industrial Systems” focusing on gear solutions for both electrical distributors and contractors. During his 5 years with GE, Shad was given many diverse and wide reaching responsibilities. This broadened his account base and led to him developing relationships across the contractor spectrum, in addition to key industrial accounts.

In 2005, one of those accounts – Access Electric Supply – gave Shad a chance to move one step closer to these contractor and industrial accounts and he jumped at it. Using his background and gear focus to serve these customer directly, Shad had developed a reputation as a problem solver for all his customers gear needs. In 2010, Shad joined the ownership group at Access.