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National Electrical Contractors Association Names Paul J. Yesbeck 2018 Recipient of Abraham Lincoln Leadership Award

Jun 29, 2018

Vice president of Florida-based company recognized for advocacy work for NECA, industry

The National Electrical Contractors Association has selected Paul J. Yesbeck, the vice president at South Florida-based Acolite & Claude United Sign Co., as the 2018 recipient of Abraham Lincoln Leadership Award.

“Throughout his decades of service as a NECA member, Paul has been a force for good when it comes to advocating on behalf of NECA and the electrical construction industry,” NECA CEO John M. Grau said. “He is truly an active citizen at every level of government.” 

Yesbeck routinely fields candidates to represent Florida in Washington, D.C., and he meets with sitting members of Congress in their districts. On the national level, he attends the NECA Legislative Conference and Political Leadership Council Summit on a regular basis. He also represented NECA’s South Florida Chapter on the PLC and was District 3 vice chair, working with NECA members throughout the district to garner support for NECAPAC. 

ACU Signs is the oldest sign manufacturing company in the region. It has provided quality and cost-effective products for more than 75 years and was involved with many iconic architectural signs that define Miami’s landscape today.

NECA established the Abraham Lincoln Leadership Award in 2017. The award recognizes a NECA member for his or her outstanding achievement in federal, state or local advocacy engagement. 

Visit www.necanet.org/about-us/awards for more information about NECA’s national awards.


NECA is the voice of the $160 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light and communication technology to buildings and communities across the U.S. NECA’s national office and 119 local chapters advance the industry through advocacy, education, research and standards development.