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American Electric Technologies: Charles M. Dauber president and CEO

Staff writer | Houston, Tx., USA | August 13, 2009
American Electric TechnologiesAmerican Electric Technologies announced that Charles M. Dauber has been appointed president and chief executive officer, and Arthur Dauber has been appointed executive chairman of the board of directors.
Also as of today, James Steffek was promoted from Senior Vice President, Technical Products and Services to President, M&I Electric, the role previously held by Charles Dauber.

Mr. Steffek has been a significant contributor to the company’s success for 35 years, and has held multiple operational leadership roles including engineering, operations, project management, sales management and business development.

Charles Dauber initially joined M&I in 1985 as an electrician’s helper in the company’s electrical construction business.

In 1991, he was appointed to the board of directors of M&I, a role he held until 1995. Mr. Dauber returned to M&I on February 1, 2007 and became Senior Vice President of the Company in May 2007.

In January 2008, Mr. Dauber was named President of M&I Electric.

Prior to re-joining M&I, Mr. Dauber established a reputation for growing international technology companies, most recently having served as President and CEO of Nevis Networks, a venture-backed network security start-up company in Silicon Valley.

From February, 2001 until March, 2005 he held various positions including Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Blue Coat Systems, a network security equipment provider.

Mr. Dauber was founder and CEO of a broadband service provider and has held management positions at Copper Mountain Networks and Teradyne, Inc.

He holds a BBA degree from The University of Texas with emphasis in Electrical Engineering and Marketing.