MR. ELECTRIC AND GENERAC SIGN AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE HOMEOWNERS WITH GENERATORS

WACO, Texas — Mr. Electric, an electrical service and repair franchise, forged a national alliance with Generac to offer customers automatic home standby generators.

Generac, a supplier of home standby generators, now joins a list of preferred vendors to bring emergency backup power to Mr. Electric customers across America.

“Whether combating electrical outages, lightning storms or any unplanned disruption to the power supply of a home, Generac Power Systems' emergency home standby generators will be a welcomed addition to the smart homes of today,” said Brant Foushee, vice president of Mr. Electric.

The generators will provide an alternate electrical source to residences within seconds of a power loss and will activate automatically. A single generator can power lights, appliances, security systems, furnaces and any essential electrical home features designated to operate consistently.

“Having the network of Mr. Electric franchisees offer the Generac line of home standby generators is a win not only for both of us corporately, but provides a big win to consumers who can speak with a knowledgeable and reputable installer in their local community,” said David Duffield of Generac.

IEC NAMES NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF EDUCATION

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Inc. now has a new vice president of education.

Lisa Washington, who has more than 10 years of experience in association management, will fill the specialized position at the IEC National office.

“As the new Vice President of Education, my goals are to streamline current processes and implement new procedures, so that the IEC National office delivers education information more effectively to its chapters and industry partners,” Washington said. “Whether it's a live seminar, management forum, training program or a print-based course, our objective remains the same — to provide members with information and resources to aid their businesses, enhance their skills and expand their personal knowledge.”

Through its professional development programs and services, IEC supports and promotes an ongoing program of training and continuing education designed to enhance skills and disperse essential knowledge, helping members remain competitive in the marketplace.