Southwire’s Rich Stinson Named as Board Chairman of National Electrical Manufacturers Association

November 18, 2022

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) recently announced that Rich Stinson, Southwire’s president and CEO, has been named as Chairman of its Board of Governors.

“Rich has made countless contributions to NEMA in a number of leadership roles over the past decade. With his accession to Chair, he will steer the electro industry’s premier association through an unprecedented time of growth, innovation and investment. We are fortunate to rely on his deep industry experience at this critical moment and welcome his leadership as Board Chair,” said Debra Phillips, NEMA president and CEO.

According to its website, NEMA was founded in 1926 and is an American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-accredited Standards Developing Organization comprised of business leaders, electrical experts, engineers, scientists and technicians. NEMA convenes a neutral forum for its members to discuss industry-wide concerns and objectives.

The NEMA Board of Governors is comprised of 30 senior corporate executives elected by the general membership to three-year terms and is organized into policy and program committees to guide the organization’s operations in the areas of Standards and Conformity Assessment Policy Committee, Government Relations and Communications Policy, Section Affairs Policy and Strategic Initiatives Programs. Prior to his appointment as chairman, Stinson served as Vice-Chair and was a member of the Executive Committee.

“I am honored to be appointed as Chairman of NEMA’s Board of Governors and represent Southwire as we work to contribute to the continued growth and success of all manufacturers and the electrical industry,” said Stinson. “At Southwire, it is our commitment to remain generationally sustainable for the next 100 years and beyond and to be an employer of choice. It’s a great time to be in the electrical industry, and I look forward to working with our industry leaders to further strengthen the future of manufacturing as we all become even more connected, and as electrification plays an even greater role.”


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