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2017 Honoree Follows in Father’s Footsteps


The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) honored Art Anderson as the 2017 recipient of the EASA Exceptional Achievement Service Award. The presentation was made on June 25, 2017, at the Association’s Annual Convention in Tampa. FL.

Established in 1997, this annual award recognizes an individual who has provided exceptional service to the electrical apparatus sales and service industry over a lifetime. “It is the highest honor an individual can receive from our association,” says Linda Raynes, EASA President and CEO. “We view it as our Nobel Prize for achievement and service.”

Art Anderson started his career in the electrical apparatus business at an early age. That’s because his father, James J. Anderson, was a service center owner/manager and was very active in EASA. His father served as EASA’s International President in 1972-3. Art Anderson followed his father and served in the same position for EASA in 2006-7.

In announcing the award, EASA’s Past Chairman, Mike Dupuis noted “Art once said that his father had vision and passion for EASA – that it be the very best technical and educational resource in our industry. While he had many accomplishments during his years of service, Art Anderson’s most recent contribution was serving as chair of the EASA Ad Hoc Committee on Accreditation. As a member of that committee, I can tell you he did an exemplary job for which we should all be grateful.”

In nominating Anderson for this award, one letter from a repair firm member read: “He is one of those special individuals who has given much to EASA in a very unassuming way. His quiet mannerism allows him to listen and then give a view that is always reasonable and to the point.”

Another member wrote: “Following in his father’s footsteps, he has displayed true ‘exceptional achievement’ in both his ability to run a service center and be an outstanding EASA member.”

One final letter noted: “He praises others and plays down his contributions on any team, even though he is the one out front doing the leg work on any project and pushing it through completion.”

The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) is an international trade organization consisting of approximately 1,800 electromechanical sales and service firms in 63 countries. Through its many engineering and educational programs, EASA keeps members up to date on materials, equipment and state-of-the-art technology related to sales, service and maintenance of motors, generators, drives, controls, pumps and other electromechanical equipment. EASA’s Website is located at

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