The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) elected Christopher B. Curtis, President and CEO, North America, Schneider Electric, Chairman of the 2014 Board of Governors at its annual meeting in Palm Beach earlier this month.
Other officers are First Vice Chairman Thomas Gross, Vice Chairman and COO—Electrical Sector, Eaton; Second Vice Chairwoman Maryrose Sylvester, President and CEO, GE Lighting; Treasurer Donald J. Hendler, President and CEO, Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.; and Immediate Past Chairman John Selldorff, President and CEO, Legrand, North America.
The executive committee also includes Daryl Dulaney, President and CEO, Siemens Industry, Inc.; John Estey, President and CEO, S&C Electric Company; Michael Pessina, President, Lutron Electronics Company, Inc.; and Stuart Thorn, President and CEO, Southwire Company.
Newly elected to the board for three-year terms are Mark Bulanda, Executive Vice President, Emerson, Business Leader of Emerson Industrial Automation, Emerson Electric Co.; Donald Fowler, President and CEO, Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.; Daniel Jones, President and CEO, Encore Wire Corporation; Philip Mezey, President and CEO, Itron, Inc.; and David Nord, President and CEO, Hubbell Incorporated.
Incumbent directors who were re-elected are Bruno Biasiotta, President and CEO, Philips Lighting Americas; Theodore Crandall, Senior Vice President and CFO, Rockwell Automation; John Estey, President and CEO, S&C Electric Company; Michael Pessina, President, Lutron Electronics Company, Inc.; and Stuart Thorn, President and CEO, Southwire Company.
Winners of the 2013 Kite and Key Award were also recognized during the meeting. They are Michael (Mike) Babiak, Director of Technology, Energizer Battery Manufacturing, Inc., and Alexander (Alec) McMillan, Director, Global Standards and Trade, Rockwell Automation. The Kite and Key Award recognizes individuals who have advanced the interest of the electroindustry through active and sustained involvement in NEMA activities.
NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Rosslyn, Virginia. Its 400-plus member companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical diagnostic imaging systems. Total U.S. shipments for electroindustry products exceeds $100 billion annually.
Phallan K. Davis