COO and fourth generation electrician, Tom Parkes, was inducted into the Academy of Electrical Contracting at the General Session of the NECA 2017 Convention and Trade Show in Seattle, WA. Fellowship in the Academy is one of the highest honors bestowed upon an individual in the electrical industry.
Pictured below: Tom with his father and Board Chairman, Walt Parkes, and son, Michael, who serves as General Manager of the Power Group in Henrietta. Walt was inducted into the Academy in 1997.
The Academy of Electrical Contracting was established in Philadelphia On October 11, 1968. On that date, the Board of Governors of the National Electrical Contractors Association authorized the addition of Article XI to the NECA Bylaws, thus establishing the Academy to recognize exceptional and outstanding service to the electrical contracting industry.
Purpose of the Academy
The Academy of Electrical Contracting honors outstanding leaders in the electrical contracting industry, and it preserves and utilizes their wealth of experience and knowledge for the benefit of the industry.
Fellows of the Academy have rendered exceptional service to the industry and the National Electrical Contractors Association and that service is continued and enhanced through their fellowship in the Academy. This is accomplished through the Academy’s Working Group, special papers presented by Fellows, participation in the Annual Meeting and the general camaraderie among Fellows.