Industry Leaders to be Honored at 2016 NAED National Meeting

ST. LOUIS, Mo — The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) will honor four industry leaders who have made significant contributions to the electrical industry with NAED Annual Achievement Awards.

The awards, recognizing individuals and companies that embody the industry’s highest standards, will be presented during the 2016 NAED National Meeting in Washington, D.C. on Friday, May 13. 

NAED congratulates:

Dick Waterman, retired CEO of Rexel USA, is the recipient of the NAED’s highest honor, the 2016 Arthur W. Hooper Achievement Award. This honor is presented to an individual who has led an exceptional career in electrical distribution spanning many years. Waterman has been a long-time leader within the electrical distribution industry through his involvement with NAED. He has served in numerous roles including on the Western Region Council and NAED Board Chair.

John Spoor, president of State Electric Supply, is the recipient of the 2016 NAED Distributor Distinguished Service Award. The award is given in recognition of outstanding and dedicated service to NAED and the electrical distribution industry. Spoor is a veteran volunteer for NAED and has participated on numerous NAED committees and councils including serving as a founding member of the Channel Advantage Partnership (CAP) Council.

Denise Keating is the president of DATAgility and recipient of the 2016 NAED Associate Service Award. The Associate Service Award is given to an individual at a manufacturing firm who has consistently promoted and supported the tenets and goals of the NAED. Keating has more than 25 years of experience in the distribution channel and has been an active participant in NAED’s Women in Industry Forum and Congressional Fly-in.

Omni Cable will receive the 2016 NAED Industry Award of Merit. This award is presented in recognition of a company or individual in the electrical manufacturing business that has been remarkably active in promoting and supporting the wholesale electrical distribution industry. Omni Cable is receiving this award for its dedication and commitment to both the NAED and the industry.

Additionally, Van Meter and Littelfuse will be recognized for their employee training efforts with the Excellence in Training Awards. This award is presented to both a distributor and a manufacturer that has been exceptionally active in the area of training and development to improve the electrical distribution channel.

NAED is the trade association for the $70+ billion electrical distribution industry. Through networking, education, research, and benchmarking, NAED helps electrical distributors increase profitability and improve the channel. NAED’s membership operates in more than 5,100 locations internationally.    


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