NECA Welcomes Six New Members
- Best Electrical, Clackamas, OR, Oregon-Columbia Chapter, Accredited representative: Lori Best.
- Cahill Controls, Langhorne, PA, Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter, Accredited representative: Teresa Cahill.
- JT & T Electric, Grand Ledge, MI, Michigan Chapter, Accredited representative: Tracy Sears.
- Meyer Electric, Jefferson City, MO, Missouri Valley Line Constructors Chapter, Accredited representative: Leon J. Keller.
- Northline Utilities, Ausable Forks, NY, Northern New York Chapter, Accredited representative: James C. Atkins.
- VECA Electric, Chandler, AZ, Arizona Chapter, Accredited representative: Mike Shill.
Obituary ~ Daniel Bozick
Daniel Bozick, 78, passed away peacefully at home on December 7, 2012, after battling cancer for more than two years. Mr. Bozick started his career with the IBEW in 1959 as an apprentice electrician and then inside wireman. He created Daniel's Electrical Construction Company in 1973 in Fontana, California. A member of NECA's Southern Sierras Chapter, the company now specializes in design-build, schools and other public works, and sustainable construction and solar technologies. Mr. Bozick was very involved in the electrical industry and held several offices in the chapter, as well as serving for more than 20 years as a trustee for the local health and pension trust. He also served the ELECTRI Counsel at the Founder level and was honored for his service to the industry with induction into the Academy of Electrical Contractors. During his retirement, he enjoyed being a member of Redlands Country Club, traveling all over the country and abroad, cooking, gardening, and his many antique cars. Click here for Dan Bozick's full obituary from the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.
Obituary ~ James Russell Cleveland, Sr.
James "Jimmy" Russell Cleveland, Sr. passed away at his retirement home November 27, 2012. He was 94. A past president of NECA's Atlanta Chapter, Mr. Cleveland devoted his entire working career to the Cleveland companies, a fourth generation family-owned enterprise that was founded by his father in 1925. In 1959, he became president of Cleveland Electric Constructors/Cleveland Consolidated. The construction portion of the Cleveland Companies attained phenomenal growth under his leadership and today ranks as one of the top electrical companies in the Southeast. (The company is now in the hands of his son, James R. Cleveland, Jr.) A graduate of Georgia Tech and a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, Mr. Cleveland was active in the Masonic Lodge, a founding member of the Atlanta Country Club, and a founding member of the Atlanta Classic Foundation, an event which hosted the PGA Tournament. He was also famed for acquiring and running a working ranch in Montana and for his personal aviation accomplishments. Click here for Mr. Cleveland's full obituary from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.