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EASA Presents Exceptional Achievement and Service Award (November 01, 2007)

St. Louis, MO -- The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) has honoured Austin Bonnett as its 2007 recipient of the EASA Exceptional Achievement Service Award. The presentation was made on J...


St. Louis, MO — The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) has honoured Austin Bonnett as its 2007 recipient of the EASA Exceptional Achievement Service Award. The presentation was made on June 24, 2007, at the association’s annual convention in Minneapolis, Minn.

Established in 1997, the 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 honour 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.”

Bonnett served the electrical apparatus industry throughout his entire professional career. He initially worked for an EASA service centre in Santa Monica, Calif., and then served in the U.S. Navy, working in electrical apparatus operation and maintenance. Later he joined a major electric motor manufacturer (U.S. Electrical Motors, division of Emerson) managing the service and quality departments, served as a plant manager, design engineer and eventually vice-president, technology, until his retirement.

Over the years, Bonnett has been a committed volunteer to EASA. In addition to extraordinary committee service, his efforts include a key role in the development of four world-class educational programs, including the highly popular ‘Root Cause Failure Analysis.’

Bonnet was co-chair of the EASA committee that produced the 2003 benchmark study The Effect of Repair/Rewinding on Motor Efficiency: EASA/AEMT Rewind Study and Good Practice Guide.