John Governale

The Instructor

John has taught an electrical exam preparation course for seven years and continuing education for five years for New Mexico contractors and journeymen. He has a passion to help others to achieve their goals in the electrical, plumbing, and mechanical trades. If you are looking for honest trustworthy guidance, he is your mentor.

John Governale is 62 years old and has worked in the trades for nearly fifty of those sixty years. At nine, he was putting up wood siding on his Grandfather’s garage. At thirteen he worked for a summer in the Hampton’s of Long Island pulling wire and making up boxes as an electrician’s helper. He has mastered welding, been a first rate machinist, a master electrician, plumber, and HVAC-R technician. He is the qualifying party for electrical licenses in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and Texas and is also the QP for plumbing and mechanical licenses in New Mexico. He holds a Journeyman Electrician’s license, Journeyman Plumbing, Journeyman Sheet Metal, Journeyman Pipefitter, and Journeyman Refrigeration in New Mexico. Currently, he also holds a New Mexico State Inpectors Certification for Electrical.

Sigurd Eriksen 

SE Electric is an electrical company started in New Mexico in May 2002. SE Technical Services is a subsidiary to SE Electric and was formed in 2014 but is presently making its debut in 2015 with Exam Preparation and Continuing Education for the electrical trade. Many think that the “SE” stands for “South East” but you would never guess its real origin. It stands for Sigurd Eriksen who was a Norwegian immigrant who had a heating and electrical business in Brooklyn, NY before WWII. The connection? Sigurd was the father of Grace Marie Eriksen who married John K. Governale. In 1954 they had a son, John C. Governale, who is the founder of SE Electric.