Wiring Harness News Jul-Aug 2022 - Page 55


WHMA Presents Awards at Recent Events

By Christine Siebert ____________________________

Wiring Harness Manufacturers Association ( WHMA ) offers recognition awards each year to honor the accomplishments , leadership , and contributions of professionals working in the wire harness and cable assembly industry . These awards were distributed at the WHMA Annual Wire Harness Conference and the Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo ( EWPTE ).

The first two awards , WHMA Hall of Fame and two WHMA Volunteer Excellence Awards , were presented at WHMA ’ s 29th Annual Wire Harness Conference on February 16 , 2022 .
This WHMA Hall of Fame award recognizes extraordinary contributions with broad significance to the cable and wire harness industry and distinguished service to WHMA . Award recipients support the advancement of industry , consistent with the goals and mission of WHMA . This is the highest level of recognition WHMA can give to a member and is based on exceptional merit over the long term .
This year ’ s inductees are Norm Sagon , NFS , and Bud Bowen , Winchester Interconnect .
Norm Sagon was recognized for his long-term service to WHMA as one of the association founders , Board of Directors member , and chair of the WHMA board , for many years of promoting WHMA and the programs of WHMA and for contributions to WHMA ’ s mission to lead , educate and connect our members globally .
Bud Bowen was recognized for his long-term service , strategic leadership as a member of WHMA ’ s Board of Directors , for his leadership representing WHMA ’ s interest in the industry ’ s acceptability standard , WHMA / IPC-A-620 , and for contributions to WHMA ’ s mission to lead , educate and connect our members globally .
“ The Hall of Fame winners represent the best of the best — strategic , visionary and committed — Norm Sagon and Bud Bowen have demonstrated passion , dedication and a continued commitment to propel the harness , cable and interconnect industry forward ,” said Joe De- Man , chairman of the WHMA Board . “ WHMA is honored to acknowledge the hard work of these exceptional leaders . They are truly the heroes and champions of our industry ”
The next award is the WHMA Volunteer Excellence Award which honors individuals from WHMA-member companies who have demonstrated ongoing leadership in WHMA activities and have contributed significant time and talent to the association and the cable and wire harness industry .
This year ’ s recipients are Parker Garrett , EMSCO , and Cathy Hanlin , Precision Manufacturing Company Inc .
Parker Garrett was recognized for his contributions to the WHMA Board , the Board nominating committee , and his significant contributions to the WHMA annual meeting in the role of program committee member .
Cathy Hanlin was recognized for her leadership of the WHMA / IPC-A-620 committee , member of the A-620 “ A-Team ,” and helping to achieve the highest rating of on-time comment resolution and on-time publication of the standard .
“ The leadership shown by our Volunteer Excellence Award recipients has made a significant impact on WHMA and will do so for years to come ,” said DeMan . “ We are privileged that Cathy and Parker have chosen to share their knowledge and expertise with us and with the entire global wire harness manufacturing industry .”
WHMA introduced a new industry award , the WHMA Hall of Builders Award , during EWPTE in Milwaukee , Wisconsin on May 11 , 2022 .
The Hall of Builders Award was created to honor individuals from WHMA-member companies who have made significant contributions toward advancing the cable and wire harness industry . Hall of Builders inductees are industry veterans , leaders , and mentors retiring from active employment , but whose legacies live on in the wire and cable industry , today .
Tom Andrasek , sales manager at Pressmaster U . S ., the first recipient of the WHMA Hall of Builders Award , epitomizes service and contribution to the cable and wire harness industry . Andrasek was personally involved in the development and introduction of more than 500 discrete hand tool crimp solutions for the North American market , promoting quality crimp solutions for 37 years .
“ Tom is known by colleagues as the godfather of connector crimping and educated connector manufacturers on how to achieve a ‘ quality crimp ’ while continuing to build the North American Market ,” said Joe DeMan , WHMA Board chair . “ We ’ re thrilled to present him with the first Hall of Builders Award , and to thank him for his outstanding contributions
Randy Cherry presents Scott Morris of MarVac / Marsh Electronics with the IPC / WHMA-A-620 QML ( Qualified Manufacturers List ) Certificate .
to the cable and wire harness industry .”
WHMA / IPC also recognized Mar- Vac / Marsh Electronics for requalifying the IPC / WHMA-A-620 QML ( Qualified Manufacturers List ) program . QML is used to qualify EMS and OEM providers ’ assembly processes to IPC standards . MarVac ’ s first 3-year qualification had expired , and the IPC Validation Services team renewed MarVac in late April . WHMA presented the certificate at the EWPTE show . “ MarVac Assemblies a division of




Marsh Electronics , Inc . has worked extremely hard to obtain this requalification to the IPC / WHMA-A-620 Qualified Manufacturers Listing ( QML ) for Class 2 ,” said Randy Cherry , IPC Director , Validation Services . “ We are pleased to recognize MarVac Assemblies for maintaining their participation in IPC ’ s network of trusted QML suppliers .”
To nominate candidates for future WHMA awards , visit https :// whma . org / recognition / for award criteria and nomination form .
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