James J. Merkins, Jr., General Counsel, Ray Angelini, Inc.
SEWELL, NJ (September 7, 2010)—Ray Angelini, Inc. (RAI), commercial solar provider, electrical and general constructor, and power systems testing firm, recently announced an addition to its executive team: James J. Merkins, Jr. as general counsel.
“Our company’s growth in the last couple of years warrants adding the new position to my staff to help us go to the next level,” said Ray Angelini, President, RAI. “Jim is an exceptional professional for this crucial role in our organization. His experience and dedication will be invaluable assets to our continued success.”
Merkins comes to the corporate law position at RAI after nearly a decade in private practice with Blank Rome LLP, Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE and most recently with Bouchard Margules & Friedlander, P.A., Wilmington, DE. Prior, Jim worked as a law clerk for The Honorable Myron T. Steele, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Delaware.
Merkins received his law degree from Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, DE. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, with minors in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies, from Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
Merkins lives in Springfield, PA with his wife and their two children. He is active in his community as a board member for the township’s planning commission and as a coach for the youth athletic club.
Founded in 1974 by Raymond J. Angelini of Woodbury, NJ, as an electrical contracting company, RAI serves commercial clients in NJ, PA, DE and MD. In 2004, RAI formed a solar division and has since completed numerous projects, both large and small, throughout the region.
“RAI has installed more solar capacity than any other firm in the State of NJ,” said Sean Angelini, RAI Solar Division Manager. “Most notable being the Atlantic City Convention Center—the largest single-roof power array installation in the country at the time of completion in December 2008.”
The company also recently completed work with the Government Services Administration (GSA) on site at the Veteran’s Administration Center, Philadelphia, PA, to provide a new Energy Star-rated roof and solar array, a project that was the direct result of GSA’s commitment to green design and construction and the agency’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
Also recently completed was the largest privately installed solar array in Gloucester County, NJ at the headquarters of glass manufacturer J.E. Berkowitz LP, Pedricktown, NJ.
RAI was recognized as one of the region’s 2009 Best Places to Work sponsored by Philadelphia Business Journal. To learn more about Ray Angelini, Inc., visit www.raiservices.com or call the Sewell, NJ-based headquarters at 856-228-5566.