National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA) (Portsmouth, N.H.): At the recent NEMRA Conference, many reps and manufacturers took on new volunteer roles and two were honored by Electrical Wholesaling magazine for their industry achievements. Elected as officers on the NEMRA Board of Directors were: Chairman, Greg Reynolds, Flynn & Reynolds Agency, Tewksbury, Mass.; Chairman Elect, Greg Baker, J.D. Martin Co., Dallas; Treasurer, Bill Devereaux, R/B Sales Corp., Marion, Iowa; Secretary, NEMRA's Ken Hooper; and Immediate Past Chairman, Mark Gibson, Agents Midwest, Ltd., Wood Dale, Ill.
Elected as directors were: Scott Silvey, General Power & Control Corp., Geismar, La.; Tim Klinger, IPRO, Inc, Denver; Gary Lessing, Ewing-Foley, Inc, Cupertino, Calif.; Larry Jacob, New Century Sales, Indianapolis, Ind.; Roger Vaught, Atkore International, Harvey, Ill.; Cindy Doherty, Intralec Electrical Products, Ltd., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; Scott Osterman, Osterman Associates, Syracuse, N.Y.; and Joe Tumlin, Coresential, Tampa, Fla.
Elected officers on the NEMRA Manufacturers Group Executive Committee (NMG) were: Chairman, Rob Hartford, Prime Conduit, Cleveland; Co-Chair, Jim Johnson, Calpipe Industries, Downey, Calif.; and Immediate Past Chairman, Tom Fredericks, American Polywater, Stillwater, Minn. Elected as Committee Members were Dale Sidey, Hammond Power Solutions, Baraboo, Wis.; Gary Koetters, Intermatic, Spring Grove, Ill.; Brad Wiandt, Madison Electric Products, Bedford Heights, Ohio; Bob Porter, G-Strut, Canton, Ohio; Bill Marshall, Leviton, Melville, N.Y.; Todd Spaulding, Caddy/Erico, Solon, Ohio; Mark Reinders, Eaton/Cooper, Houston; and Tom Bisson, General Cable, Highland Heights, Ky.
Award winners at the conference included: Edward Marinelli, president of Electri-Flex Co., Roselle, Ill., who won the NEMRA Thomas F. Preston Manufacturer of the Year Award; and Don Ambrose, of Arlington Industries, Scranton, Pa., who was awarded the Regional Manager of the Year Award for support and leadership to reps in his region. Murray Chamney, Intralec Electrical Products, Mississaugua, Ontario, was the first Canadian winner of Electrical Wholesaling's GEM Award for Independent Manufacturers Reps, and John Scott, Lester Sales Co., Indianapolis, Ind., won the GEM Rising Star Award (see related article on pages 23-26).