Outgoing NETA President Scott Blizard: Up to the Challenge

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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 …

Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient Known for Getting the Job Done

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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

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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

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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 …

NETA Welcomes QP Testing as New NAC

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QP Testing is located in the Chicagoland area and provides electrical testing and field services to the utility, industrial, and commercial markets. Our NETA Accredited Technicians and Engineers are experts in testing, analysis, and maintenance of our customers’ electrical power systems, including primary and secondary injection testing of circuit breakers, transformer testing, relay calibration, cable testing, preventive maintenance, and outage …

KT Industries Achieves NETA Accredited Company Status

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KT Industries Inc. (KTI) is proud to announce its acceptance into the NETA Accredited Company family. As a small, family-owned business, we have taken pride in our expertise, commitment, and personal attention to our customers for many years. Founded in 1947 under its original name, WARCO Controls, KTI provided critical services and manufacturing to Westinghouse Engineering Services. After incorporating in …

JET Electrical Testing Recognized as New NETA Accredited Company

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JET Electrical Testing LLC is proud to announce we are now a NETA Accredited Company after meeting the industry-leading crucial requirements to become a full member. JET Electrical Testing, LLC is a women-owned 24/7 full-service testing company founded upon the premise of accurate reporting, project dedication, and customer satisfaction. We are located in central New Jersey. JET Electrical Testing’s team …

In Memoriam: John Hauck — “Students FIRST”

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John Hauck, 67, recently retired Electrical Technology Instructor at Long Beach City College (LBCC) and dear friend of NETA and Tony Demaria Electric, Inc. (TDE), passed away on May 31, 2020. John was actively involved in successfully implementing the NETA Electrical Power Testing Technician (EPTT) Curriculum into LBCC’s existing Electrical Technology Program. He worked diligently with NETA and TDE to …

Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient Defined by Securing Safety for All

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If it’s possible to sum up Ron Widup with a single word, it might be: Driven. Widup, who is Senior Advisor, Technical Services,  and  Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Shermco Industries, is the 2020 recipient of NETA’s Outstanding Achievement Award. The 2020 NETA Outstanding Achievement Award recipient holds a passion for the industry, and his participation in …