At its 90th Annual Membership Meeting, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) elected Michael Pessina, co-CEO and president of Lutron Electronics, as chairman of the 2017 Board of Governors. Additional officers include Immediate Past Chairwoman Maryrose Sylvester of Current, powered by GE and First Vice Chair and Treasurer David Nord of Hubbell Incorporated.
In his more than 35 years at Lutron, Mr. Pessina has held senior roles including vice president of manufacturing operations, general manager of the Grafik Systems business unit, and executive vice president. He was appointed president in 2011 and has held his current position since July 2015. In addition, he is a certified senior quality engineer and a member of Lutron’s Board of Directors and Advisory Council.
In addition to Ms. Sylvester and Mr. Nord, eight individuals were approved for three-year terms on the Board of Governors, ending in 2019: Raj Batra of Siemens Industry, Annette Kay Clayton of Schneider Electric, Theodore Crandall of Rockwell Automation, Amy Huntington of Philips Lighting, Daniel Jones of Encore Wire Corporation, Philip Mezey of Itron, Inc., Andrew Quinn of ILSCO Corporation, and Mark Wingate of MVC-Maxivolt.