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Robert P. Burns Life Award

This Award is presented annually by the Oregon-Columbia Chapter NECA to the person who best exemplifies the qualities of Robert P. Burns LIFE in the Electrical Construction Industry. Those qualities being:

Leadership Integrity Fidelity Ethics

The membership of NECA is proud to bestow its highest commendation to the following distinguished leaders of our industry.

Life Award Recipients

1989 - Bill Klein 2004 - No Award
1990 - Bill Lubersky 2005 - Max Landon
1990 - Don Richardson 2006 - Harvey Platt
1991 - Dan Faddis 2007 - John Gervais
1992 - Glenn Otto 2008 - Brian Christopher
1993 - Joe Shelly 2009 - Ken Fry
1994 - Ray Sytsma 2010 - Robert Gotham
1995 - Edward Barnes 2011 - Bob Shiprack
1996 - Edward Barnes 2012 - John Maloney
1997 - Eric Christenson Jr 2013 - Mike Murphy
1998 - Robert Agee 2014 - Gary Severe
1999 - Jim Nibley 2015 - George Adams
1999 - Joe Herrle 2016 - Keith Edwards
2000 - Gary Price 2016 - Tim Joy
2001 - W.R. Reid Grasle, Jr. 2017- Peter Schwarzenberger
2002 - H.D. Buzz Allison 2018 - Randy Wagner
2003 - Jerry Bruce


Randy Wagner receives the 2018 NECA LIFE Award

This year our Chapter honored Randy Wagner with the 2018 Robert P. Burns LIFE Award in recognition of his distinguished qualities of Life, Integrity, Fidelity and Ethics in the electrical construction industry! With close to 100 friends and colleagues, it was a lively evening and an ideal night to recognize Randy and celebrate the occasion!

Randy began his career in the electrical contracting industry 31 years ago at Kirkwood-Dynalectric. In 1994, he returned to Oregon to work with the Grasle Company, which became Dynalectric. Randy was the type of leader that supported his people. As a CEO, he always supported his teams in order to meet or exceed client expectations. He is intelligent, thoughtful and resourceful and is extremely knowledgeable about the industry. Dynalectric excelled because of Randy's leadership.

He listens, he is forthright, and he follows through on his commitments. Randy is substantive, without any false veneer or flash. Always technically skilled and refreshingly transparent when performing and pursuing work, Randy’s leadership is admired among his peers. He is well-respected throughout the electrical industry in Oregon and his ethical and moral standing have always been revered. He has made enumerable contributions to the success of the electrical construction industry in Portland and served NECA in many capacities.

Throughout his career, Randy has indeed provided this industry with leadership above and beyond the call of duty and loyalty. Randy served on Labor Management, Negotiations and the Partnering Committees. He was also an Alternate Trustee on the Harrison health Trust for many years. Twice he served NECA on the Chapter Board of Directors. He has the complete respect of the membership of the Oregon-Columbia Chapter, NECA, the Board of Directors and staff as well as the respect of the members of IBEW Local Union 48 and their leadership.
Congratulations Randy, on a wonderful career and an award well-deserved!


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