The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) will honor NEMA Chairman Tim Powers and six other industry leaders at the 2006 NAED Annual Meeting in Orlando on April 24.
Powers, chairman, chief executive officer, and president of Hubbell Incorporated, will receive the 2006 NAED Award of Merit, given to an individual in the electrical manufacturing business who has been exceptionally active in promoting and supporting wholesale distribution in the electrical distribution industry.
Powers has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing and is a recognized leader committed to the electrical distribution industry. He has dedicated much time and effort as the chairman of IDEA, a cooperative electrical industry e-commerce effort between electrical distributors and manufacturers. In addition, Powers is active with the NAED Education & Research Foundation and has served as a member of the foundation’s Blue Ribbon Panel. He is also a member of the board of trustees of the Manufacturer’s Alliance/MAPI, an executive development and business research organization.
NAED will present Robert L. Lemman, chairman of the board of North Coast Electric Co., its NAED’s highest honor, the 2006 NAED Arthur W. Hooper Award. The award is presented to an individual who has led an exceptional career in electrical distribution spanning many years.
Kathleen Ellison, president and chief executive officer of B&K Electric Wholesale, will receive the 2006 NAED Distinguished Service Award, given to an individual in recognition of outstanding and dedicated service to NAED and the electrical industry.
NAED will give Richard L. Angel, senior vice president of Lutron Electronics Co., Inc., the 2006 NAED Associate Award, given to an individual associated with an electrical manufacturing company who has made outstanding contributions to NAED and the electrical industry.
The following will receive NAED’s Honorary Life Award, which recognizes retiring distributors and manufacturers who have made exceptional contributions to the channel during their careers: Donald G. March, retired president and chairman of Seaman’s Supply Company, Inc.; William Trotman, retired president and chief executive officer of Ferraz-Shawmut, Inc.; and William J. Curley, retired vice president, sales and strategic alliances for Republic Conduit.