Management Team

Gertrudis (Trudy) Ramos, MBA

President & CEO

gramos@alternalite.com

 

Trudy's professional career began in 2003, when she was appointed by Mayor Jane L. Campbell to serve as the Hispanic Liaison for the City of Cleveland.  During her tenure at City Hall, she served as the Coordinator of the Second District Police-Community Relations Committee and was later promoted to Project Coordinator for the Department of Community Relations.  In May of 2006, Trudy was hired as Director of Educational Programs at Esperanza, Inc. - a Cleveland non-profit organization that provides education, support, and scholarships to Northeast Ohio Hispanic students as well as their families.  From 2008 to 2011, she served as Coordinator of Student Outreach & Retention at Cuyahoga Community College, a dual role that involved being the Districtwide Coordinator of the Hispanic Council and assisting with recruitment and retention initiatives at the college's Western Campus. 

 

Trudy was inducted into the 2003 Kaleidoscope Magazine Hispanic Forty-Forty Club, which spotlights professionals ages 40 and younger who have been recognized for their accomplishments by their peers and mentors.  She is a graduate of the 1st Cohort of the Hispanic Alliance Leadership Development Initiative (HALDI) Program, which provides professionals and emerging leaders the training and development needed to contribute to the advancement of the community.  In November of 2011, Trudy and her husband were named "Young Entrepreneurs of the Year" by the Northeast Ohio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and in May of 2012, she completed a 12-week training program through the James H. Walker/Turner School of Construction Management.  In April of 2017, Trudy graduated from the 14th Cohort of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, where she spent 14 weeks studying a business and management curriculum designed by Babson College, the top-ranked school for entrepreneurial education.  She holds an MBA from Cleveland State University and a B.A. with Honors in Business Administration from Baldwin-Wallace College.

 

Jose L. Ramos, Jr.

Executive Vice President / Foreman Electrician

Cell: (216) 337-0841

jramos@alternalite.com

 

Jose is a Journeyman Electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 38 union.  He holds an Ohio Electrical Contractor’s license as well as a State Fire Alarms/Detection license, and is trained in NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.  He graduated from a 5-year Inside Wiremen apprenticeship program through the Cleveland Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Center (CEJATC) and IBEW Local 38.  In November of 2011, Jose and his wife were named "Young Entrepreneurs of the Year" by the Northeast Ohio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and in May of 2012, he completed a 12-week training program through the James H. Walker/Turner School of Construction Management.  In October of 2016, he successfully completed a Lightning Protection Installation Training course given by Harger Lightning & Grounding and became a UL Listed Lightning Protection System Installer.  In March of 2017, Jose completed the Emerald Cities Collaborative’s E-Contractor Academy, a 6-week program focusing on how to compete for, win, and perform public- and private-sector energy efficiency and renewable energy retrofit projects across the Greater Cleveland Metropolitan area.  He also completed a training program to be a Certified Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installer in May of 2017.

 

Jose earned a Certificate in Culinary Arts from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of St. Ignatius High School.



Sandra Colombo

Director of Operations

scolombo@alternalite.com

 

Sandra joined Alternalite Electric with an extensive amount of office management and coordinating experience.  In 2008, she served as a foreign language instructor of 5 languages at Berlitz Languages, Inc.  She was soon promoted to Instructional Supervisor, where she focused on training, observing, and further educating language instructors.  Sandra was eventually promoted to Language Center Manager, a position she held for the remainder of her time with Berlitz.  In 2013, Sandra took on the role as the Language Bank Coordinator at International Services Center (now known as USCRI-Cleveland), a non-profit organization focusing on resettling refugees in the Greater Cleveland area.  There, she was in charge of completely revamping the department, standardizing practices and procedures, interviewing, hiring, training, and managing interpreters, translators, interns, and volunteers, and serving as the main point of contact for all translation and interpretation requests for over 70 different languages.

 

Sandra holds a B.A. in International Relations from Cleveland State University.  In addition to managing the office at Alternalite, she is instrumental in the areas of estimating and project management.  



Non-Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

 

Alternalite Electric, Inc. is committed to non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity.  This commitment is both a matter of law and moral imperative consistent with an intellectual community in which individual differences and diversity are celebrated.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Affirmative Action Statement

 

Alternalite Electric has adopted the State of Ohio's Affirmative Action Plan.  This ensures the company's compliance with affirmative action requirements while performing on state and state-assisted construction contracts. These requirements include utilization goals for minorities and women in the company's construction workforce.


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