Tom Sorley, chairman and CEO of Rosendin Electric has been inducted as a member of the National Academy of Construction (NAC). The NAC recognizes and honors individuals for their contributions to the construction industry and for sharing that expertise as a service to the nation. Sorley was one of a dozen new inductees named at the NAC's recent annual meeting. The NAC has added 120 members since it was founded in 2000. All members are elected following a peer-nomination and clearance procedure.

Appointment to the NAC is a rare honor for executives serving one of the largest industries on North America. To qualify for membership, construction professionals must have made a significant contribution to the effectiveness of the engineering and construction field, be recognized as a leader by his or her peers, and demonstrated personal integrity and a concern for the health of the entire industry.

"Being inducted into the National Academy of Construction is an outstanding honor and recognizes our organization's values for positive change," said Sorley. "I look forward to active engagement in helping this great academy positively influence the future of the built environment."

Sorley is an active participant in a number of construction industry organizations, most recently accepting a position on the National Board for the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). He is an active Member with the Construction Industry Round Table (CIRT), has worked extensively with the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) on their initiatives to improve productivity in the construction industry, and has served on several joint committees for IBEW/NECA. Sorley is also the former Chairperson for the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA).