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Robert Sandman

Recipient of the 2014 EASA Award


Robert Sandman, right, accepts the 2014 EASA Award from EASA past chairman Bill Gray.

As an active volunteer leader during the 1970s and early 1980s, Robert Sandman was a true visionary. He knew that through a strong volunteer and professional team, EASA could have significant positive impact on its membership and the industry.

His contributions to EASA are extensive and impressive. This commitment is evident in the nominating letters we received.

For instance, one letter read:

He believed deeply in the benefits of shared knowledge and gave unselfishly of his time in service to our association. After serving in every office in his chapter he was elected to our board in 1974. He quickly exhibited his quiet but strong leadership characteristics, becoming an officer in 1978 and International President in 1981.

Another read:

His technical expertise was strong, but his leadership in trying to get our association to expand its horizons and grow as an organization was even stronger.

And yet another:

His education at MIT as an electrical engineer served his company, his customers and EASA well. He wasn’t just handy with electrical facts and principles. He applied engineering science in the oversight of his company and in his volunteer work supporting EASA’s technical education and training.

And finally:

He was a forward thinking, exceptionally bright man, who was committed to improving and developing every aspect of EASA with his ideas and energy. He held a vision of EASA that many could not quite understand at the time. He was committed to raising the knowledge and breadth of EASA’s technical support staff. He was dedicated to improving on EASA’s management procedures and systems. He was committed to EASA helping every member improve technically, operationally and in the areas of finance, sales and marketing. Last but not least, he was committed to having EASA recognized by the electrical apparatus industry, relevant professional organizations and publications as the place to go for the last word for questions on electrical rotating equipment.

Or, as EASA's our new logo tagline says, The Electro-Mechanical Authority.