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Looking Back on NEMA's 79th Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference

In Washington, DC, NEMA recently held its annual meeting, which featured presentations from several electroindustry insiders. Former association President Malcolm O'Hagan, recipient of the industry's highest honor, the Falk Award, gave a heartfelt and warmly received acceptance speech recounting his journey from Irish immigrant to leader of an influential national trade association.

Read a summary of the speech including quotes.

Contracts | Mergers & Acquisitions | Personnel | Awards


Invensys to Supply Upgraded Digital Turbine Control Systems at Nuclear Plant
Invensys Process Systems has announced that it will supply American Electric Power with Triconex electronic control systems for the main turbines and feedwater pump turbines on both units at the Cook Nuclear Plant in Bridgman, Michigan. 11/17/05

ABB Wins $18 Million Contract to Upgrade Power Network on Barbados
ABB has won an $18 million contract from the Barbados Light & Power Company Limited to upgrade the power network in the north of the island and help protect it from damage by hurricanes. 11/16/05

Saft Awarded Contract to Power Communications Devices for U.S. Military
Saft, a leader in the design and manufacture of high-tech batteries, was recently awarded a $6.5 million contract from the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency to enhance capability to respond with high quantities of batteries during an emergency. 11/14/05

Honeywell Wins $11 Million Contract at Maritza Power Plant in Bulgaria
Honeywell has signed an $11 million contract with Bulgaria's largest thermal power plant. 11/10/05

ABB Wins $170 Million Power Contract in Qatar
ABB has won a $170 million contract from Qatar General Electricity and Water to expand Qatar's power transmission system and support the rapid growth and surging demand for power. 11/7/05


Mergers & Acquisitions

Rockwell Automation to Acquire Datasweep
Rockwell Automation, Inc., has an agreement to buy Datasweep, Inc., a privately held company that is a recognized leader in manufacturing production management software solutions. 11/18/05



Fiumicelli Appointed Chief Operating Officer of Agfa's HealthCare Business Group
Agfa’s HealthCare Business Group has named Andrea Fiumicelli as its COO. 11/14/05

Trotter Named GE Executive VP, Campbell to Lead Consumer & Industrial
General Electric Company has appointed Lloyd G. Trotter, a former NEMA chairman, as a GE executive vice president focusing on operations, and James P. Campbell as president and chief executive officer of GE Consumer & Industrial, succeeding Trotter. 11/8/05



Siemens Developers Win German Future Prize Again
Siemens has been awarded the German Future Prize 2005 jointly with Robert Bosch GmbH for the development of piezo injection technology for use in diesel and gasoline engines. 11/17/05

Johnson Controls Wins CoreNet Global Innovator's Award for Solutions Navigator
Johnson Controls, Inc., has earned the H. Bruce Russell Global Innovator's Award for its Solutions Navigator facility assessment and planning tool. 11/15/05

Juno Lighting Group Named CEN 2005 Innovation Award Winner
Juno Lighting Group has won the 2005 Chief Executive Network Innovation Award for best disruptive product in the mid-sized and large company division. 11/7/05


2005 NEMA Member Satisfaction Survey Deadline Approaching
NEMA Members - Section Voting Representatives: The deadline for completing the 2005 NEMA Member Satisfaction Survey is December 15. Your input is very important to NEMA. Please take 20 minutes to fill out the online form at your earliest convenience. 11/18/05

NEMA's Code of Ethics to be the Focus of Briefing Session at RSNA Meeting
Ethics guidelines that define proper conduct between vendors of imaging equipment and medical professionals who use or buy such equipment will be outlined at a special briefing session November 30 at the Radiological Society of North America meeting in Chicago. 11/18/05

NEMA Publishes White Paper on Smoke Alarms and AFCIs
NEMA has published a new white paper, NEMA Position on Compatibility between Smoke Alarms and AFCIs. 11/17/05

Lighting Equipment Shipments Expand in Third Quarter of 2005
The NEMA Lighting Systems Index increased 2.4 percent in the third quarter of 2005, as the index climbed to its highest mark in more than four years. 11/10/05

NEMA’s Industrial Control Business Indices Continue to Show Robust Market Conditions
Sales of industrial control products and systems, as measured in NEMA’s Primary Industrial Controls Index, increased 3 percent during the third quarter of 2005. 11/8/05

New Leadership for the Electrical Safety Foundation International
Brett Brenner has been chosen as the new executive director of ESFI. 11/8/05


GrafTech to Move Global Headquarters to Parma, Ohio
GrafTech International Ltd. will move its global corporate headquarters from Wilmington, Delaware, to Parma, Ohio. 11/10/05

Schneider Electric to Invest $7.3 million in Bulgarian Plant
French electrical equipment maker Schneider Electric recently announced plans for a $7.3 million investment in Bulgaria to relocate its current electrical breakers plant to a large unit with several times higher capacity. 11/9/05

CANTEX to Move Corporate Headquarters to Ft. Worth
CANTEX Inc., a leading producer of electrical PVC, will move its corporate headquarters to the heart of downtown Ft. Worth, Texas, in April of 2006. 11/9/05


November 21, 2005
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