IEC Fort Worth/Tarrant County Chapter’s
Class of 2014 Graduation Event
(June 12, 2014) – IEC Fort Worth/Tarrant
County Chapter celebrated the
accomplishments of 37 electrical
apprenticeship graduates, top
apprentices and other honorees. This
year’s graduation ceremony was hosted at
the Bob Duncan Community Center in
Arlington, TX on Thursday, June 12th
with more than
friends, distinguished guests, company
representatives, sponsors, and staff to
honor IEC Fort Worth/Tarrant County’s
Class of 2014. “We look forward to this
event every year, because it is a proud
moment for everyone involved,”
proclaimed James Neyman, IEC Fort
Worth/Tarrant County Apprenticeship &
Training Committee Chair and
of Austin Electric Company in Fort
Funchess, CAE, executive director of the
chapter, welcomed all the graduates and
guests attending this highly anticipated
annual Graduation event. James Neyman
then took the stage as the Master of
Ceremonies for this memorable occasion,
introducing Ed West, Humphrey and
Associates, as the guest speaker of the
event. Ed is also the IEC of Texas
provided an inspirational speech to the
graduating class about this major
milestone in their educational and
professional careers. Mr. West’s
keynote address was emotional,
heartfelt, and sincere, capturing the
audience’s attention throughout his
recognized the instructors for their
commitment to training and the board of
directors, apprenticeship and training
committee members and chapter staff for
their dedication to the association.
fourth year instructor spoke to the
graduates congratulating them on their
hard work and dedication to completing
the apprenticeship program.
Afterward, the 2013-2014 award winners
Outstanding Apprentice of the Year
Bryan Barker, Cable Electric, Inc.
Brian Cox, Austin Electric Companyh
Maksim Kindziakou, E-MC Electrical
Tong Nguyen, The Brandt Companies,
honors were presented to two deserving
former IEC chapter president and
long-time instructor, presented
The Gary Dalrymple Award for Overall
Achievement to: J. Scott Perkins
III, Texsun Electrical Contractors. This
award honors a fourth year apprentice
who is chosen as the most improved
student in both the classroom and on the
job over the past four years.
presented the A&T Chairman’s Award
to two recipients. The first
went to: Robert Bell, of E-MC Electrical
Services for his many years of dedicated
work with the apprenticeship program.
Mr. Bell served on the Apprenticeship
and Training Committee for many years.
The second went to Milwaukee Tools for
their generous contribution of tools to
the apprenticeship program.
James Neyman and
Mike Querry then presented the
graduating class with certificates of
CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2014!
Beard, JBI Electrical Systems, Inc.
Brock, Austin Electric Company
Clark, The Brandt Companies, LLC
Currie, JMEG, LP
Dalton, Walker Engineering, Inc.
Darwin, Walker Engineering, Inc.
Estrada, JBI Electrical Systems, Inc.
Farra, Austin Electric Company
Garcia, TECS Electric, LTD
Goodman, Jr., JBI Electrical Systems,
Hedlund, Coty Owens Electric Service,
Hull, Walker Engineering, Inc.
Keith, CEC Electrical, Inc.
Lazette, Walker Engineering, Inc.
Linares, JMEG, LP.
Magana, Bean Electrical, Inc.
Christopher J. Martin, Austin Electric
Rosario Martinez, The Brandt Companies,
McPherson, R.E.I. Electric, Inc.
Medina, Walker Engineering, Inc.
Michel, JMEG, LP
Miramontes, Jr., Austin Electric Company
Mires, Acme Electric Company
Monroe, Tutor Electrical Service, Inc.
Morton, Fort Worth Electric
Morua, Cummings Electrical, LP
Nguyen, The Brandt Companies, LLC
Ortiz, Austin Electric Company
Perkins, III, Texsun Electrical
Prather, Austin Electric Company
Prentice, Walker Engineering, Inc.
Kristopher Sandoval, Double Eagle
Southall, E-MC Electric Contractors &
Teague, The Brandt Companies, LLC
Tilley, JBI Electrical Systems, Inc.
Truelove, TECS Electric, LTD
Valadez, FSG Electric
Fort Worth, TX (June
20, 2014) The Independent Electrical
Contractors Fort Worth/Tarrant County and
Dallas Chapters held the IEC 8th Annual Tom
Jones Memorial Golf Tournament in memory of
Fort Worth/Tarrant County's long time
Executive Director, Tom Jones who passed
away in June, 2006.
IEC donated the
proceeds from the tournament to two
organizations working to fight the battle to
cure cancer and help survivors of cancer.
A $2,650 donation each
was made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation,
1250 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
and the National Breast Cancer Foundation,
Inc., 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300, Frisco,
In addition, $2,650 was
donated to the IEC, Inc. Foundation
Scholarship Program. The Independent
Electrical Contractors Foundation’s mission
is to fund, promote, and support educational
opportunities in the electrical and
Since 2007 the two IEC
chapters have donated $63,903 to cancer
research and the IEC, Inc. Foundation.
Established in 1957,
the IEC, Fort Worth/Tarrant County Chapter
is a trade association representing
independent electrical and systems
contractors. Our mission is to offer quality
education and safety programs, governmental
involvement and business information to help
our members excel.