We are pleased to announce that ERMCO’s President, Darrell Gossett has been elected to the Academy of Electrical Contracting. He was among a group of 20 distinguished individuals from across the U.S. who were honored for their exceptional service and leadership during their installation into the Academy on Sunday, October 13, 2013 during the General Session at NECA’s 2013 National Convention in Washington D.C.
The Academy was established in 1968 by the NECA Board of Governors and was designed to utilize and preserve the knowledge of NECA members and to give special “recognition to individuals for their exceptional and outstanding services…” It is both an honorary and participatory organization. In addition to attending multiple annual Academy functions, Academy Fellows are responsible to a prepare and deliver a paper on a subject relevant to the electrical contracting industry approximately once every three years and to participate in at least two Association surveys annually.
Darrell was nominated by the Central Indiana Chapter, NECA, which is made up of electrical contractors throughout much of Indiana, including areas such as Indianapolis, Terre Haute, Bloomington, Lafayette, Muncie, Richmond, Kokomo, and Ft. Wayne. He received unanimous approval from the Academy Jury of Fellows at two consecutive readings.
Mr. Gossett stated, “I am very humbled to be elected to the Academy. It is an honor just to be included in the same discussion with the great men and women who are part of this organization. It is particularly special to be nominated by the other NECA Central Indiana contractors, many of whom we compete with on a regular basis. It shows that we can compete and still share a mutual respect and treat each other with integrity. It is a tremendous responsibility to represent ERMCO as a member of this organization and I will do my best to do so actively and professionally.”
In his letter of notification, Rex Ferry, CEO of VEC, Youngstown, OH and current Academy Chairman, stated, “Fellowship in the Academy of Electrical Contracting is the singular honor of the electrical construction industry. It is an honor desired by many, but bestowed on few. I am sure that our Academy, our Association and our industry will benefit from your active participation in the functions of the Academy.”