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NEMA announces winners of 2007 Kite & Key Award.

Press Release Summary:

Nov 26, 2007 - NEMA announced that the Kite & Key honorees are Robert Boteler, Director of Marketing, Industrial Solutions Motors at Emerson Motor Co.; Donald Mader, Senior Vice President at Underwriters Laboratories (UL); and Everett Scherrer, Rea Magnet Wire Co.'s Vice President of Technical Services. The award recognizes individuals who have advanced the interest of the electrical industry through active and sustained involvement in NEMA activities.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA Announces 2007 Kite and Key Awardees

Press release date: Nov 02, 2007

ROSSLYN, Va., November 2, 2007-National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) is pleased to announce the winners of its prestigious 2007 Kite & Key Award.

This year's Kite & Key honorees are Robert Boteler, director of marketing, industrial solutions motors at Emerson Motor Co.; Donald Mader, senior vice president at Underwriters Laboratories (UL); and Everett Scherrer, Rea Magnet Wire Co.'s vice president of technical services.

The Award recognizes individuals who have advanced the interest of the electrical industry through active and sustained involvement in NEMA activities. The three winners have contributed considerable time and expertise to NEMA and the electrical industry. The Kite & Key honorees will be recognized at NEMA's annual meeting, Illuminations Weekend: Where leaders and ideas meet, Nov.9-10 in Boca Raton.

"These individuals are masters of the industry, and can be counted on when you need someone to chair an important committee, to take on a difficult industry assignment, or to provide an experienced and accurate perspective on a complex industry problem," said NEMA Chairman John Estey.

Boteler has been a champion on energy efficiency for his industry, and has served as the chairman of the Motor Industry Promotion Committee. He is the industry brainchild behind NEMA PremiumĀ®, which was first established for premium-efficiency motors. He has been active on legislative and regulatory energy matters dating from the Energy Policy Act of 1992 through the present energy bill in the 110th Congress.

Mader has worked with NEMA for a quarter-century on a variety of activities ranging from conformity assessment to UL follow-up services. He has committed attention and energy toward everything from the NEMA/UL Policy Committee to day-to-day issues involving specific NEMA product sections.

Scherrer has been an active participant in the NEMA Magnet Wire Section for more than 30 years. During this time, he has volunteered to serve in a number of leadership capacities for the industry, including serving as past chairman of the Magnet Wire Section Technical Committee. Scherrer has been an active member of this influential industry group for decades, consistently providing valuable technical expertise toward development and maintenance of NEMA MW 1000, Magnet Wire, the premiere magnet wire standard recognized and used throughout the world.

NEMA is the trade association of choice for the electrical manufacturing industry. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its approximately 450 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end-use of electricity. These products are used in utility, medical imaging, industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential applications. Domestic production of electrical products sold worldwide exceeds $120 billion. In addition to its headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, NEMA also has offices in Beijing, Sao Paulo, and Mexico City.

NEMA Communications Lissa D. Hurwitz (703) 841-3222 lis_hurwitz@nema.org