The New Role For Al Paxton Incorporates All Elements of People Development and Human Resources

November 1, 2021 – Lakewood, Colo. – Encore Electric is pleased to announce that Al Paxton has been named its first Chief People Officer. With a significant background in strategic leadership and human resources through his career as a senior leader within the United States Army Special Operations Command, Al brings unique capabilities to unite all elements of people development at Encore Electric, from recruiting and retention to learning and development through career growth and succession planning.

“We are thrilled to have Al Paxton join our team,” said Encore Electric President Willis Wiedel. “With his lifelong dedication to service and the values we abide by, we see Al becoming a key influence in our continued service to our growing Encore Electric family. We asked Al to join in this new role because he has a deep understanding of people and how to provide them the tools they need to be successful in their careers, as demonstrated throughout his career in high-level and elite roles within the U.S. Army, where development of people for key roles is essential. He is a driver of culture and strategic vision and is an intense listener and communicator. I know his oversight will help us continue to support our customers and our employees long into the future.”

As the Chief People Officer, Al will draw on his experiences of facilitating effective teams to lead all facets of careers at Encore Electric from the moment team members are hired, and their ongoing growth and development until they retire.  This is a role that brings together all components of Human Resources, Learning and Development, and Engagement.

“It is amazing how the values of Encore Electric align with my values and where I stand,” said Al Paxton. “My passion lies in fostering culture and enabling the full potential in others so that we can serve our customers better. I look forward to bringing my experiences to help grow our talent within Encore Electric and aligning that direction with where Encore Electric is headed in the future.”

Al joins Encore Electric after two and a half decades and of experience in the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC), out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  His career incorporates strategy, team development, U.S. embassy security, counter-insurgency, counter-terrorism, and international affairs.  He has been awarded seven Bronze Star Medals, the FBI Shield of Bravery and the Air Medal among many others.

Al Paxton

Al and his family will relocate to Denver, Colorado.

About Encore Electric: Founded in 2003, Encore Electric, Inc. was established to serve clients in the Rocky Mountain West to address complex and technical projects for developers and top consumer brands with electrical construction, technology solutions and maintenance services. Recognized for safety, design and quality by industry organizations and customers, Encore credits the talent and work ethic of its more than 800 team members. Encore Electric is a privately held, employee-owned company based in Lakewood, Colorado. For more information, visit