Virginia Balitski: Safety First — Succession Planning Next

NETA World Staff Fall 2021 Insights & Inspiration, Insights & Inspiration

With over 15 years’ experience at Magna IV Engineering in Edmonton, AB, Canada, this technician-turned-trainer explains why preserving our legacy knowledge is the best way to keep people safe. NW: What attracted you to the electrical testing profession? Balitski: In high school, I excelled in math and physics, so one of my instructors encouraged me to explore engineering. My father …

Outgoing NETA President Scott Blizard: Up to the Challenge

NETA World Staff Fall 2021 NETA News, NETA News, Trending News

A change in NETA leadership occurs every two years, with the transition to a new president recognized as an important part of the association’s history and a key to its longevity and progress. NETA World’s custom is to share the outgoing president’s perspective in a thoughtful and reflective interview. Outgoing President Scott Blizard has been Vice President and Chief Operating …

ANSI/NETA Standards Update

NETA World Staff Fall 2021 Specifications & Standards, Specifications & Standards

ANSI/NETA ETT–2018 REVISION SCHEDULED FOR 2021 ANSI/NETA ETT, Standard for Certification of Electrical Testing Technicians, 2018 Edition is in the process of revision. The initial ballot was completed July 2021. Suggested comments and revisions will be reviewed by the Standards Review Council in fall 2021. A second ballot is scheduled for late 2021. The revised edition of ANSI/NETA ATS is …

Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient Known for Getting the Job Done

NETA World Staff NETA News, Summer 2021 NETA News, Trending News

There is a common, and often used, phrase around Tony Demaria Electric (TDE): “Call Neno.” TDE’s Tony Demaria, Jr. says he doesn’t want to imagine the business without Nenad “Neno” Pasic. “He solves everyone’s problems. It is well known, any time there is a problem, we say ‘Call Neno!’” Demaria says. “Neno is always willing to do whatever it takes …

Alliance Recognition Award Honoree Is Driven Professional and Educator

NETA World Staff NETA News, Summer 2021 NETA News, Trending News

David Koehler credits his success to his many mentors, excellent managers and colleagues in the industry, and one very important lesson: “Always conduct yourself in a professional and ethical manner,” he says. While that may be important, it’s just one small part of the reason Koehler was presented with this year’s Alliance Recognition Award, which was a complete surprise. “I …

2021 PowerTest Conference

NETA World Staff NETA News, Summer 2021 NETA News, Trending News

PowerTest 2021, NETA’s premier electrical maintenance and safety conference, ran live from March 8 through 11, 2021. Held virtually, PowerTest TV offered a live keynote, interactive sessions and panels, and a virtual trade show. “Our first virtual PowerTest conference was a huge success,” says Conference Committee Chair Ron Widup of Shermco Industries. “Despite the challenges of COVID-19, PowerTest TV delivered …

Electrical Reliability Services Celebrates 50 Years of Customer Service and Dedication to NETA’s Mission of Safety

NETA World Staff Sponsored Content, Summer 2021 Sponsored Content

Electrical Reliability Services, Inc. celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. It has been an exciting journey that many who grew up with Electro-Test, Inc. (eti) still wax on about. Some of the early associates are still with the organization today; some have left and come back. Even the newer employees know the stories and hold them as part of the …

ANSI/NETA Standards Update

NETA World Staff Summer 2021 Specifications & Standards, Specifications & Standards

ANSI/NETA ETT–2018 REVISION SCHEDULED FOR 2021  A project intent notification has been published in ANSI’s Standards Action. The initial ballot is expected in summer 2021. A second ballot is scheduled for issue in fall 2021. The revised edition of ANSI/NETA ATS is scheduled to debut at PowerTest 2022. ANSI/NETA ETT establishes minimum requirements for qualifications, certification, training, and experience for …

Insights & Observations — NETA CAP Spotlight Utility Relay Company: Leading-Edge Solutions to Real Problems

NETA World Staff CAP Corner, Summer 2021 CAP Corner

NETA’s Corporate Alliance Partners (CAPs) are a group of industry-leading companies that have joined forces with NETA to work together toward a common aim: improving quality, safety, and electrical system reliability. Our continuing CAP Spotlight series highlights some of their individual successes. In this issue, NETA World interviews Brian Bianchi, Director of Sales and Marketing at Utility Relay Company. NW: …