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Aiding the Transformation

Aiding the Transformation

This piece was originally published as the chairwoman's column in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Maryrose Sylvester, Chair, NEMA Board of Governors When I became chair of the NEMA Board of Governors, I said that I believe in our industry’s place in the future, and that’s still true today. We should embrace the notion that the electrical and medical imaging industries have the imperative to enact meaningful changes for the betterment of our society through our products, Read more [...]
Transforming the Future

Transforming the Future

This piece was originally published as the president's column in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Kevin J. Cosgriff, President & CEO, NEMA Google Vice President Vint Cerf once quipped, “I used to tell jokes about internet-enabled light bulbs. I can’t tell jokes about them anymore—there already is an internet-connected light bulb.” Mr. Cerf is not only one of the fathers of the internet and chief internet evangelist for Google but also a headline speaker at the NEMA Read more [...]
NEMA to Relinquish Secretariat of U.S. National Committee for IECRE-Renewable Energy (USNC/IECRE)

NEMA to Relinquish Secretariat of U.S. National Committee for IECRE-Renewable Energy (USNC/IECRE)

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), which has served as secretariat of the USNC/IECRE and provided administrative support for the activities of the committee since 2014, informed the USNC/IECRE and USNC/IEC Council on August 11, 2016, that it will not seek re-election for a second three (3) year term to begin January 1, 2017.

30 Years at NEMA: Advocacy Grew from Proactive Work in Legislation and Regulation

30 Years at NEMA: Advocacy Grew from Proactive Work in Legislation and Regulation

By Kyle Pitsor, Vice President of Government Relations, NEMA I joined NEMA from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s international trade agency in 1982. When NEMA moved its headquarters from New York City to Washington, D.C., in 1977, the change of venue reflected the growing interest and impact of government policy on the electrical equipment and medical imaging industries. The initial focus was on the newly created Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Read more [...]
U.S. Electric Infrastructure by the Numbers

U.S. Electric Infrastructure by the Numbers

This week, the Senate begins debating the Energy Policy Modernization Act (S.2012), introduced by Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA). This is an important bipartisan bill that includes many provisions important to electrical industry. Take a look at the numbers demonstrating the significance of this bill, then contact your senators by clicking here or calling the Senate switchboard at 202-224-3121. Read more [...]
NEMA, MITA Commend Congress for Passing Omnibus Package Containing Medical Imaging and Electroindustry Provisions

NEMA, MITA Commend Congress for Passing Omnibus Package Containing Medical Imaging and Electroindustry Provisions

Today, America’s electrical and medical imaging industries applaud Congress for passing a $1.1 trillion omnibus legislative package that funds the government through September 30, 2016, addresses certain tax provisions and includes NEMA-supported cybersecurity language. Passage of the package completes legislative work for this session of the 114th Congress; the second session is scheduled to start when Congress returns on January 4, 2016. In particular, the two-year delay of the medical device Read more [...]
Digging out from Juno? NEMA offers safety resources to help.

Digging out from Juno? NEMA offers safety resources to help.

In preparation for and recovery after the Northeast’s winter storm Juno, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) offers suggestions to prepare, respond, and recover from what the storm is forecasting to bring. Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors should be cleaned and have their backup batteries tested. To ensure occupant safety if or when electric service is disrupted, testing the batteries with the device’s test button or battery tester is an essential life safety Read more [...]
Marine Corps Marathon: What’s NEMA Got to Do with It?

Marine Corps Marathon: What’s NEMA Got to Do with It?

What does the Marine Corps Marathon have to do with NEMA? Well, for one, me. I’m a NEMA employee and I’m running it. But it’s more than just that. GE, a NEMA member, is a sponsor of the marathon’s Health & Fitness Expo. Held at the D.C. Armory, it’s where runners pick up their race day packets and compulsively buy energy gels, headbands, and socks. Nicknamed “The People’s Marathon,” the race draws 30,000 runners who will cross the start line and tackle 26.2 miles as they Read more [...]
Competitiveness is the Best "Protection" for Jobs

Competitiveness is the Best "Protection" for Jobs

U.S. electroindustry companies sell billions of dollars of equipment outside the U.S. each year. These companies employ many thousands of workers here in the U.S., workers whose employment depends on the ability of their company “teams” to innovate, make sales, and satisfy their customers. With most of the world’s people (95 percent) and supporting infrastructure outside the U.S., it makes sense that companies want to gain access to more markets, be competitive, and make more sales Read more [...]
The World for Electrical Standards is Flat

The World for Electrical Standards is Flat

Due to time constraints at the EE Global Conference on May 20th, Evan Gaddis had to truncate his remarks.  Included below is the full text of his speech: The World is Flat Evan R. Gaddis address to the EE Global Conference May 20, 2013   Thank you.  It’s an honor to be part of this panel and to have the opportunity to address this distinguished audience today.  I want to start out by thanking EE Global for the invitation and give a nod to the sponsors who’ve helped Read more [...]