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Kite & Key 2011 Recipients


Pamela K. Horner
Senior Director, Government and Industry Relations, Osram Sylvania

Pamela Horner has been active in the lighting industry for 36 years. An alumna of Iowa State University, Ms. Horner was an English major who went on to teach high school. She describes teaching as “one of the more challenging sales jobs of my career.”

A major change of direction took her to Texas, where she co-founded a rep agency specializing in the sales of dimming systems and specification-grade lighting products. She joined the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and actively participated in educational activities, teaching numerous courses on lighting and control systems. She was the first female president of the Houston IES and later held the positions of regional vice president and director.

In 2001, she became the president of IES and continues to chair the past president’s committee. Ms. Horner is the recipient of the IES Distinguished Service Award and the IES Louis B. Marks Award in recognition of exceptional service to the society.

For five years, Ms. Horner managed the Outreach Education program for the Lighting Research Center in Troy, New York, while working toward her master’s degree in lighting from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Having completed her studies, she joined Osram Sylvania as manager of lighting education and is currently senior director of government and industry relations.

As an active voting representative to NEMA, Ms. Horner was vice chair of the NEMA Lamp Section from 2007 to 2008 and then became the chair from 2008 to 2010. Since 2007, she has been a member of the Lighting Systems Division Management Committee and in 2009 she became chair of the Government Relations Committee for NEMA’s High Performance Building Council.

For her many years of service to NEMA and the lighting industry, Pamela K. Horner is being presented with a 2011 Kite and Key Award at this year’s Illumination Weekend.

Timothy P. McNeive
Manager, Technical Liaison Group, Thomas & Betts Corporation

Timothy P. McNeive, manager of the Technical Liaison Group for Thomas & Betts Corporation in Memphis, Tennessee, oversees product certification and standards activities for T&B’s Electrical Division. Prior to that, he held the position as manager of global product standards.

With more than 38 years in the electrical industry—all of which have at T&B—Mr. McNeive spent his first 20 as a marketing professional and the last 18 in standards development. He draws on this depth of experience to highlight the complex role standards play in business management.

“Standards are integral to market development,” he said recently when asked about the two fields. He also believes that international market development presents a challenge.

“In our North American markets, we’ve grown up with established standards that we take for granted,” he said. “With globalization, the sustainability of market development is difficult because we don’t think of standards as a prerequisite to market development.”

In his active association with NEMA, Mr. McNeive is the current vice chair of the International and Regional Standardization Committee. He represents the association as principal voting member on NFPA 70 National Electrical Code ® , Code-Making Panel 19.

Mr. McNeive is also involved in other regional and international standardization activities. He represents T&B as well as the industry in general on several committees in Canada and the U.S through CANENA, the Council for Harmonization of Electrotechnical Standards in the Nations of the Americas. He is a past president of CANENA and is a standing member of its executive committee.

An active member of the U.S. National Committee of International Electrotechnical Commission (USNC IEC) McNeive is Technical Advisor for USNC SC23A and is a member of USNC IEC SC23B and C technical advisory groups.

For his commitment to standards, NEMA recognizes Timothy McNeive with a Kite and Key Award this year.