Contractors, industry allies, and NECA Chapter leaders were front and center for ELECTRI International during the recent NECA Convention in Philadelphia.
First on ELECTRI’s agenda was the Green Energy Challenge (GEC) with final presentations from NECA Student Chapters at Penn State, Iowa State and the Illinois institute of Technology. The all-volunteer GEC competition jury selected Iowa State as the 2018 winning team.
When asked about the amount of work ELECTRI is accomplishing each year, Executive Director Joey Shorter noted, “In addition to our ELECTRI Council meeting, we held very productive committee sessions while we were in Philadelphia. We’re fine-tuning our 2019 agenda and we could not do it without the outstanding support of our volunteer leadership.”
Committee meetings included Development and Enhancement, Program Review, and the Talent Initiative. On September 30, the full ELECTRI Council met with several key items on its agenda. The Council received summary reports on recently-completed research projects and progress updates on several ongoing projects.
ELECTRI Board of Trustees President David Long (Miller Electric) thanked current Council Chair Jerry Hayes (United Electric) for his strong leadership over the past two years. Long then nominated Sonja Rheaume (Christenson Electric) to serve as Council Chair for 2019 and 2020. The ELECTRI Council unanimously confirmed the nomination.
Visitors to the Convention trade show also had the opportunity to learn more about ELECTRI by meeting with staff and Council members at the ELECTRI booth, adjacent to the TECHTOPIA exhibit.