Award Programs

Bernard H. Falk Award

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. 

Congratulations to our 2022 recipient, Mike Pessina, Retired Co-Chief Executive Officer and President, Lutron Electronics Company, Inc. Pessina was at the forefront of NEMA’s drive to position members to capitalize on fast-growing market trends such as smart cities and the Internet of Things. He also helped shape and drive NEMA’s strategic initiative on workforce development.


Illuminations Award for Business Innovation

The Illuminations Award for Business Innovation is presented to a NEMA Member company that has demonstrated success through entrepreneurial growth and advanced technology or pioneered innovation.


Kite & Key Award

The Kite and Key Award recognizes individuals who have advanced the interests of the electrical industry through active and sustained involvement in the affairs of NEMA. 


Röntgen Award

The Röntgen Award celebrates pioneers within the NEMA Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA).