NETA Announces 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award and Alliance Recognition Award Recipients. Special Congratulations to Jim White, Shermco Industries and Jean-Pierre Wolff, Wolff Vineyards

Jim White, Director of Training for Shermco Industries in Dallas, Texas, was honored with NETA's Outstanding Achievement Award. The honor is awarded to a NETA Accredited Company member who has shown above-and-beyond commitment to NETA and its mission, volunteering their time and working to advance the industry.

"Jim is a strong supporter of NETA in every way," NETA President Mose Ramieh said. "He is always available to lend a hand even on short notice."

White has shared his passion for learning and training, offering NETA his expertise since the mid-1980s.

Former member of the NETA Board of Directors Jean-Pierre Wolff received the 2013 NETA Alliance Recognition Award, given to an outstanding NETA Alliance Partner. Wolff, the proprietor of Wolff Vineyards of San Luis Obispo, California, is a lifetime Alliance Partner and former NETA liaison at Electro Test, Inc. of Danville, California. He remains active consulting for electrical testing firms, among others in the industry, as well as for NETA.

"Integrity, tireless and a great man overall," is how colleague Michel Castonguay, President of Applied Engineering Concepts, describes Wolff.

The NETA Alliance Program is open to all individuals who are involved in or support the electrical testing industry, serve the industry through the development and use of consensus standards in the electrical power industry, and are focused on providing the highest level of safety and reliability.

The awards were presented during NETA's annual electrical maintenance and safety conference, PowerTest 2013, in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 19, 2013.

ABOUT NETA -- NETA is an ANSI accredited standards developing organization that creates and maintains standards on testing specifications for electrical power equipment and systems. NETA is an association of leading electrical testing companies comprised of visionaries committed to advancing the industry standards for power system installation and maintenance to ensure the highest level of reliability and safety. www.netaworld.org

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