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Toronto Meeting An Outstanding Success
As of June 20, 2018

Published on: 
July 30, 2014

The ELECTRI Council meeting, held in Toronto on July 24-25, was a great success. In addition to catching up with US colleagues, this venue gave Council members the opportunity to network with ECs from Canada and to strengthen relationships with all ELECTRI Council members.

ELECTRI Council Chair, Dan Divane (Divane Bros. Electric Company) welcomed many long-standing Council members as well as a number of Canadian electrical contractors who participated as guests of the Council. He recognized all of the 2014 new contributors and those who have upgraded their ELECTRI commitment: Acuity Brands Lighting, Gerald Schulz, E 2 E Summit, Mayer Electric Supply, Santa Clara Valley Chapter NECA, Southern Tier Chapter NECA, Greater Cleveland Chapter NECA, Zenith Systems, Washington DC Chapter NECA, Inland Empire Chapter NECA, Western New York State Chapter NECA. The Council also heard a brief industry update from ELECTRI Board Chair, Dennis Quebe, (Chapel Electric Company).

The focus of the two-day event was to launch ELECTRI’s Student Passport Competition. The Council selected the Penn State University NECA Student Chapter as the winner of the competition. 

The Council also chose the recipients of the annual Early Career Awards:

  • Using BIM to Conduct Feasibility Analysis of Pre-fab & Modularization, Rogelio Palomera-Arias, University of Texas at San Antonio and 
  • Best Practices for Journeyman Transition to CW/CE Supervisor, Donna Hollar, East Carolina University.

Council members participated in several Task Force sessions with senior researchers as they launched their 2014 projects (awarded in January 2014).  

On the second day, the Council received summaries from investigators for ongoing research projects as well as feedback from the research project Task Forces.

For further information about the ELECTRI Council July meeting visit  

The next ELECTRI Council meeting will be held on September 28th during the NECA Convention in Chicago.