The Bernard H. Falk Award, established in 1991, is given each year in recognition of outstanding achievement in technology, management, marketing, international trade, education, public affairs, or any other field important to the electroindustry.
John W. Estey
S&C Electric Company in 1972 and advanced through various management
positions before his appointment as president in 1988.
Mr. Curtis, currently a senior advisor at Schneider Electric, a NEMA member company, was a member of the NEMA Board of Governors (BOG) from 2008 to 2014 and chaired the board from 2014-2015.
Mr. FitzGibbon oversaw a number of changes, including the establishment of the concept of strategic initiatives and a shift from simply recruiting board members to responding to board membership consideration requests.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.