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Falk Award


2014 Recipient

Sen. Jesse Bingaman, Jr.

As a member of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Bingaman championed energy efficiency tax incentives including the Commercial Building Tax Deduction.

2012 Recipient

Jon Wellinghoff

For new technologies to flourish in a regulated market, innovators need regulators who understand the value of innovation. This year’s Bernard H. Falk award winner, The Honorable Jon Wellinghoff, is such a visionary.

2010 Recipient

Joel Spira

Has dedicated his career to what he calls “the magic of lighting,” is the recipient of the 2010 Bernard Falk Award, which recognizes an important contribution to the industry through technology, marketing, education, public affairs, or other means.

2009 Recipient

Peter McIlroy II

This year’s recipient of the Bernard H. Falk award wasn’t old enough to vote when he attended his first NEMA meeting. But Peter McIlroy II made a big impression nonetheless.

2008 Recipient

William J. “Bill” Boehm

This year’s recipient of the Bernard H. Falk award is no stranger to hard work. William J. “Bill” Boehm is being recognized tonight for his long-term leadership and outstanding contributions to the electroindustry and to the National Electrical Manufacturers Association.

2007 Recipient

Alexander “Sandy” Cutler

Alexander “Sandy” Cutler, is a visionary who understands what makes a team and a company work. Sandy is being recognized tonight for his long-term leadership and outstanding contributions to the electroindustry and to the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)—making the world a better place for all to live.

2006 Recipient

Lloyd Trotter

Lloyd G. Trotter, GE vice chairman and president and chief executive officer of GE Industrial, is the 2006 recipient of the prestigious Bernard H. Falk Award, recognizing his many contributions to the electroindustry and to NEMA while serving on its Board of Governors.

2005 Recipient

Malcolm O'Hagan

The career of Malcolm O'Hagan, NEMA president for the last 14 years, was capped at NEMA's 79th Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference with his acceptance of the Bernard T. Falk Award for his many contributions to the electroindustry.

2004 Recipient

Walter L. Robb

NEMA named Walter L. Robb as its 2004 Bernard Falk Award winner. Robb, who led General Electric’s research and development until he started his own business, is credited with pushing advances in medical imaging technology to the marketplace long before others thought it was possible and fighting lumbering bureaucracies in the nation’s capital that stood in the way.

2003 Recipient

Harold Leviton

NEMA presented Harold Leviton, president and chief executive officer of Leviton Manufacturing Company, the prestigious Bernard H. Falk Award at NEMA’s 77th Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., in recognition of his many years of service to the electroindustry.

2002 Recipient

Erle Nye

NEMA presented its prestigious Falk Award to Erle Nye, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of TXU Corp, at its 76th Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference in November 2002.

2001 Recipient

Charles W. Denny

Charles W. Denny, chairman of Square D-Schneider Electric North America, has been named the winner of NEMA’s prestigious Falk Award for his numerous contributions and dedication to the electrical industry.