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Past Chairmen and Convention Locations

Year Chairman Convention location
2016-17 Jim Smith
Advanced Electric Equipment Service, Inc.
2411 Larson St
La Crosse, WI 54603-1818, United States
Tampa, FL • Tampa Convention Center

2015-16

Mike Dupuis
Morrish Electro Mechanical Co.
333 Eugenie St. E
Windsor, ON N8X 2Y2, Canada
Toronto, ON, Canada • Metro Toronto Convention Centre
2014-15 Craig (Doug) Moore
Kentucky Service Co., Inc.
2328 Maggard Dr.
Lexington, KY 40511-2514, United States
San Antonio, TX • Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
2013-14 Ken Gralow
Gray Electric Co.
2315 2nd Ave.
Schenectady, NY 12303, United States
Boston, MA • Hynes Convention Center
2012-13 William Gray
Control Concepts, Inc.
8748 Clay Rd., Ste. 320
Houston, TX 77080, United States
Las Vegas, NV • Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center
2011-12 Kevin Toor
Birclair Electric & Electronics, LLC
12060 Wayne Rd.
Romulus, MI 48174, United States
Nashville, TN • Gaylord Opryland® Resort & Convention Center
2010-11 Sandi Howlett
Ainsworth, Inc.
131 Bermondsey Rd.
Toronto, ON M4A 1X4, Canada
Denver, CO • Colorado Convention Center
2009-10 David Griffin
CPM Engineering, Ltd.
Barton Dock Rd.
Trafford Pk., Manchester M320ZF
Orlando, FL • Gaylord Palms® Resort & Convention Center
2008-09 Kevin J. Miller
Apparatus Repair & Engineering, Inc.
90 W. Lee St.
Hagerstown, MD 21740
St. Louis, MO • America's Center
2007-08 George Stratton
G.E. Jones Electric Co., Inc.
P.O. Box 2049
Amarillo, TX 79105
Dallas (Grapevine), TX • Gaylord Texan® Resort & Convention Center
2006-07 Art Anderson
4453 Fable Hill Pkwy. N.
Hugo, MN 55038
Minneapolis, MN • Minneapolis Convention Center
2005-06 Brian Gibbon
Anstee & Ware, Ltd.
St. Andrews Rd.
Avonmouth, Bristol BS11 9HS
England, UK
Las Vegas, NV • Las Vegas Hilton & Las Vegas Convention Center
2004-05 Bill Nielsen
Flanders Electric Motor Service Of Illinois, Inc.
P.O. Box 1106
Marion, IL 62959
Nashville, TN • Gaylord Opryland® Resort & Convention Center
2003-04 Les Parsons
Arlington P/L
P.O. Box 9
Inverell, NSW 2360
Australia
Washington, DC • Washington Convention Center
2002-03 Woodrow S. McClure, Jr.
Dixie Electro Mechanical Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 668944
Charlotte, NC 28266
San Francisco, CA • The Moscone Center
2001-02  Michael J. Stewart
 Stewart’s Electric Motor Works, Inc.
 8951 Trussway Blvd.
 Orlando, FL 32824
Cincinnati, OH • Cincinnati Convention Center
2000-01 Norman L. Flolo
The Flolo Corp.
P.O. Box 586
Bensenville, IL 60106-0586 
Chicago, IL • McCormick Place
1999-00 Jasper Fisher
Rexel Motor Repair
3326 E. Broadway
Alton, IL 62002-2099 
Anaheim, CA • Anaheim Convention Center
1998-99 William P. Zirkel* Toronto, ON, Canada • Metro Toronto Convention Centre
1997-98 William H. Overton
Electrical & Mechanical Resources, Inc.
P.O. Box 50100 
Richmond, VA 23250-0100
Orlando, FL • Marriott’s Orlando World Center & Orange County Convention Center
1996-97 Daniel S. Chiswick
2242 Lake Crescent Ct.
Windermere, FL 34786-8104
Denver, CO • Marriott City Center & Denver Convention Center
1995-96 Michael G. Pence
Electric Motor Supply, Inc.
2301 W. 20th St.
Joplin, MO 64804-0213
Phoenix, AZ • Hyatt Regency Phoenix & Phoenix Civic Plaza
1994-95 William D. Bundy* Nashville, TN • Opryland Hotel
1993-94 Ellis S. Waldman
Walco Electric Co.
P.O. Box 1515
Providence, RI 02901
San Antonio, TX • Marriott Rivercenter & San Antonio Convention Center
1992-93 Walter L. Dunsmore
16511 York Rd.
Monkton, MD 21111-1014
Las Vegas, NV • Las Vegas Hilton
1991-92 George R. Williams* Atlanta, GA • Atlanta Marriott Marquis & Atlanta Inforum
1990-91 Charles A. Koffler
Koffler Electrical Mechanical Apparatus Repair, Inc.
527 Whitney St.
San Leandro, CA 94577
Boston, MA • Sheraton Boston Hotel & Hynes Convention Center
1989-90 Edward J. Brannam*  New Orleans, LA • New Orleans Hilton Riverside & Rivergate Exhibition Center
1988-89 Harlen R. Fricke
Electric Motor Repair, Inc.
2010 N. 4th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55411
San Francisco, CA • San Francisco Hilton
1987-88 Harlen R. Fricke
Electric Motor Repair, Inc.
2010 N. 4th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Orlando, FL • Marriott’s Orlando World Center
1987
(partial term)
James L. Previty, Jr.*  
1986-87 E. Steve Darby* Washington, DC • The Washington Hilton
1985-86 Charles M. Evans
9726 S. Urbana Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74137-4815
Dallas, TX • Loews Anatole Hotel
1984-85 Irving Hasnas* San Diego, CA • Town & Country Hotel
1983-84 Harold A. Scherer
2331 Fig Tree Dr.
Tustin, CA 92780
Nashville, TN • Opryland Hotel
1982-83 William J. Howard, Jr.* St. Louis, MO • Stouffer’s Riverfront Towers
1981-82 Robert L. Sandman
3304 Great Meadow Rd.
Dedham MA 02026
Honolulu, HI • The Sheraton-Waikiki Hotel
1980-81 Rowland Walker, OBE* Toronto, ON, Canada • The Sheraton Centre
1979-80 Paul V. Bush
Lubbock Electric Co.
1108 34th St.
Lubbock, TX 79411
New Orleans, LA • New Orleans Hilton Hotel
1978-79 George R. Rawlings* Detroit, MI • Detroit Plaza Hotel
1977-78 Edwin L. Slone* Las Vegas, NV • MGM Grand Hotel
1976-77 Richard H. Giles* Houston, TX • Hyatt Regency
1975-76 James F. Steffner* London, England • Grosvenor House
1974-75 W. Bruce Byrnes* Anaheim, CA • Disneyland Hotel
1973-74 Charles E. Shealer* Atlanta, GA • Hyatt Regency Atlanta
1972-73 James J. Anderson* Washington, DC • Washington Hilton Hotel
1971-72 John C. Reed* Vancouver, BC, Canada • Hotel Vancouver
1970-71 Thomas W. Hannon* Kansas City, MO • Muehlebach Hotel
1969-70 Francis E. Cook* Cleveland, OH • Sheraton-Cleveland Hotel
1968-69 H. Orvill Thorp* Boston, MA • Sheraton-Boston Hotel
1967-68 William W. Saunders* Miami Beach, FL • Deauville Hotel
1966-67 Alex A. Shovan* Philadelphia, PA • Sheraton Hotel
1965-66 Carlton A. Andrews* Las Vegas, NV • Flamingo Hotel
1964-65 Walter G. Brush
437 Sunset Dr.
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216-1545
Denver, CO • Denver Hilton Hotel
1963-64 Joseph F. Ferrari* New York, NY • Hilton Hotel
1962-63 Ben J. Horton* Dallas, TX • Statler-Hilton Hotel
1961-62 George Larsen* Chicago, IL • Conrad Hilton Hotel
1960-61 J. Arthur Turner, Jr.* San Francisco, CA • Jack Tar Hotel
1959-60 H.C. Blenkhorn* Miami Beach, FL • Fountainbleau Hotel
1958-59 Paul M. Sievert*  Montreal, PQ, Canada • Queen Elizabeth Hotel
1957-58 Alfred Elson, Jr.* New Orleans, LA • Hotel Roosevelt
1956-57 C.J. Covington* Buffalo, NY • Hotel Statler
1955-56 Joseph H. Previty* Philadelphia, PA • Hotel Bellevue - Stradford
1954-55 G.E. Jones* Los Angeles, CA • Hotel Statler 
1953-54 W.M. Hogue* Detroit, MI • Hotel Statler
1952-53 R.A. Scherer* New York, NY • Hotel Statler
1951-52 Mike F. Zack* Chicago, IL • Conrad Hilton Hotel
1950-51 H. Ed Grant* San Antonio, TX • Plaza Hotel
1949-50 R.E. Ward, Sr.* Boston, MA • Hotel Statler
1948-49 William S. Giles* St. Louis, MO • Hotel Jefferson
1947-48 Selden F. High* Pittsburgh, PA • Hotel William Penn
1946-47 R.B. Turner* Detroit, MI • Hotel Statler
1945-46 W.H. Braunlich, Sr.* Tampa, FL • Tampa Terrace Hotel
1944-45 J. Arthur Turner, Sr.* Chicago, lL • LaSalle Hotel (Board of Directors’ Meetings only; no convention)
1943-44 C.C. French* Cincinnati, OH • Netherlands Plaza Hotel
1942-43 Alfred L. Brown* Cincinnati, OH • Netherlands Plaza Hotel
1941-42 Leon Bonnecaze, Jr.* Cincinnati, OH • Hotel Gibson
1940-41 C.A. Sievert* Buffalo, NY • Hotel Statler
1939-40 J.M. Pilmer* Detroit, MI • Book Cadillac Hotel
1938-39 J.E. Launder* St. Louis, MO • Jefferson Hotel
1937-38 William J. Wheeler* Chicago, IL • Palmer House
1936-37 E.C.W. Johnson* Chicago, IL • Stevens Hotel
1935-36 F.W. Willey* Cincinnati, OH • Cincinnati Club
1934-35 W.W. Hanks* Cincinnati, OH • Cincinnati Club
1933-34 W.W. Hanks* Washington, DC • Hotel Burlington (Board of Directors’ Meeting only; no convention)

* Deceased