Outstanding Achievement Award — Virginia Balitski: Safety Champion and Volunteer

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“NETA’s Outstanding Achievement Award is given in recognition of an individual’s commitment to NETA and leadership through service to the association and to the electrical testing industry as a whole,” began NETA President Eric Beckman, President of IPS PowerServe. “Many people each year are considered for this honor, and the President of the NETA Board of Directors selects the honoree. …

Alliance Partner Recognition Award — Tom Sandri: Safety, Skill, Knowledge, and Dependability

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The Alliance Partner Recognition Award is open to all individuals who are involved in or support the electrical testing industry, serve the industry through the development and use of consensus standards in the electrical power industry, and are focused on providing the highest level of safety and reliability. These individuals include people from all aspects of electrical testing,” NETA Board …

Jim White Safety Award — Ron Widup: Taking the Initiative

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“The James R. White Electrical Safety Award is given to honor Jim White’s legacy,” began NETA Board Member Scott Blizard, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Asplundh Electrical Testing. “Jim dedicated his career to promoting electrical safety, so individuals receiving the James R. White Safety Award must be committed to promoting electrical safety within their organization and across the …

Lifetime Achievement Award — Tim Cotter: Strive To Be Like Him

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“When you think about lifetime achievement, it’s a big loss to NETA to have someone like Tim Cotter no longer involved in the day-to-day stuff. We’re going to miss that,” said NETA Board Member Ron Widup, Senior Advisor of Technical Services at Shermco Industries, as he presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Cotter at NETA’s recent PowerTest event. “One of …

Lifetime Achievement Award — Lyle Detterman: High Expectations

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NETA’s Lifetime Achievement Award is given to individuals who have demonstrated a high level of commitment to supporting the NETA organization and its programs throughout their careers. They have a history of contributing to the advancement of the electrical power industry through their activities involving standards and codes development, education, product development, industry relationship building, and/or the promotion of safety …

Lifetime Achievement Award — John White: Combining Talent with Logical Thinking

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“NETA is made up of quality people and that sums up the recipient of this Lifetime Achievement Award,” began NETA Board Member and Conference Committee Chair Ron Widup, former CEO and current Vice Chairman of Shermco Industries. “NETA has a long history of leadership and volunteer contributors who have made the association what it is today, and John White’s career …

PowerTest24 Wrap-Up: Five Days of Education, Inspiration, Comradery, and Gratitude!

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More than 1,000 electrical power industry professionals gathered for NETA’s PowerTest24 Conference to advance their knowledge, share insights, and engage with colleagues, and industry leaders.  Unique to this year’s conference, NETA partnered with the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation to salute our industry’s U.S. Military Veterans and Service Members. When asked during the opening ceremonies to stand and be …

PowerTest Product Showcase

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PowerTest24 did not disappoint. Over 1,000 attendees swarmed the Trade Show floor, visiting with the electrical power industry’s top-tier suppliers, equipment manufacturers, and service providers. If you missed PowerTest24, here are a few of the stand-out industry service partners featured at this year’s event. POWERTEST24 INDUSTRY LEADING PRODUCT AND SERVICE PROVIDERS A-Rent Unveils New Asset Management Service At PowerTest24, A-Rent …

EPIC — Electrical Power Innovations Conference

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Speakers, sponsors, and conference participants from across the industry will converge on October 13–15, 2024, at the Hilton Anatole | Dallas, Texas for NETA’s EPIC — Electrical Power Innovations Conference. EPIC educational sessions will focus on emerging technology and trends that will shape tomorrow’s electrical power industry. This unique conference is a gathering of electrical equipment manufacturers, service providers, engineering …

NETA Launches New Qualified Electrical Equipment Maintenance Contractor and Worker Program

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NETA launched its new Qualified Electrical Equipment Maintenance Contractor and Worker Program at PowerTest24, NETA’s annual electrical power system safety and reliability conference held recently at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. The new qualification program is in response to the recently ANSI-approved NFPA 70B–2023, Standard for Electrical Equipment Maintenance, making proper electrical equipment maintenance mandatory and enforceable.  The new …