Andrew G. Dato
Senior Vice President
Andrew concentrates on driving new business, and on leading our sales and marketing process. He provides leadership to the Estimating Department and guidance to the Project Management Department to ensure that clients receive the systems and services they need to effectively meet the challenges of today’s highly complex business environment.
Andrew started his career in 1999 as an Assistant Project Manager at Forest Electric. He worked on complex projects, including construction work for a leading financial news company, a multinational professional services firm, and a multinational bank and financial services company.
In 2003, he joined the Forest Estimating Department before taking the lead role on a large build-out on Madison Avenue. Here Andrew managed the completion of 20 floors of electrical fit-out and the installation of emergency power infrastructure. This included the installation of two UPS systems, an emergency generator, and 12 ATS switches.
In 2005, Andrew took a position at another electrical and telecommunications services firm as a Project Manager running some of the company’s highest profile projects. These projects included work for a major news publisher, multinational finance company, security technology company, global biopharmaceutical company, major entertainment venue, and more.
In 2012, Andrew returned to Forest Electric as a Senior Project Manager. In May of 2014 he was promoted to the position of Vice President of Project Operations and in July 2017 he was promoted to Senior Vice President.
Andrew received an A.A. from Nassau Community College and studied business management at the University of Phoenix.
The Personal Side
Andrew and his wife have three children, a girl and two boys. He enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, coaching lacrosse, and playing golf and hockey.