Thomas & Betts Corp., Memphis, Tenn., has announced the winners of the 2001 Signature Award, which it presents to electrical apprentices/students, electricians and electrical companies for outstanding performance in the electrical field. This year’s winners are: Mark Gensamer, Veno Electric Inc., North Conway, N.H. Student/apprentice of the year; Dan Talbot, Electrical Professional of the Year, Fischbach & Moore; and Electric Design & Control, electrical company of the year. Gensamer, a second-year apprentice, won student/apprentice honors for exhibiting exceptional dedication to the electrical field at an early age. Talbot took T&B’s Signature Electrical Professional of the Year award for organizing and managing a system that tracks standardized material pricing for all Fischbach & Moore locations, and eliminates much of the time that the company’s had to spend on cost estimates. Electric Design & Motor Control won the Company of the Year Award for treating its employees as its biggest assets and creating a company culture that maintains a spirit of creativity and cooperation.The winners were presented with their Signature Awards at the T&B Distributor Appreciation Dinner at the recent National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) Conference in Chicago.

Left to right: Nick Cassella, T&B senior vice president of marketing and sales; Mark Gensamer, Apprentice of the year; Kevin Robertson, president of Electric Design & Control; Jud Boies, general manager of Electric Design & Control; Kevin Dunnigan, T&B;s CEO; Dan Talbot, Electrical Professional of the Year, Fischback & Moore; and Dominic Pileggi, president of T&B’s Electrical Division.