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EASA announces award

The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) has posthumously named James "Jim" Anderson as the 2000 recipient of the Exceptional Achievement and Service Award. This award is granted annually t...


September 1, 2000
By MRO Magazine

The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) has posthumously named James “Jim” Anderson as the 2000 recipient of the Exceptional Achievement and Service Award. This award is granted annually to an individual who has rendered exceptional service to the electrical apparatus industry over his or her lifetime. Born in 1923, Anderson began his career in Minneapolis, Minn., winding and testing generators. In 1946, he and his brother Bud Peterson started A&P Electric in St. Paul, Minn., where they repaired electric motors and were members of the National Industrial Service Association, a forerunner to what is now EASA. In 1979, Anderson and his son Art founded Electrical Mechanical Services in St. Paul, now one of the leading service facilities in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Anderson was an EASA member for more than 45 years, serving as international president in 1972-73. He was largely responsible for the development of EASA’s first 15 technical training films. Also, he developed and taught the association’s large AC equipment seminar for 18 years, developed and taught its shop supervisor seminar for 15 years and taught its first DC seminar for 12 years.