Electrical Contractors
Fort Worth/Tarrant County Chapter

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Fort Worth, TX 76119
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IEC Fort Worth/Tarrant County Chapter’s Class of 2014 Graduation Event


Arlington, TX (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 400 family, 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 Vice President of Austin Electric Company in Fort Worth, TX. 

Marcie 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 President.


Mr. West 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 address. 


James Neyman 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.


Mike Querry 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 were announced:


Outstanding Apprentice of the Year

First Year:  Bryan Barker, Cable Electric, Inc.

Second Year:  Brian Cox, Austin Electric Companyh

Third Year:  Maksim Kindziakou, E-MC Electrical Services

Fourth Year:  Tong Nguyen, The Brandt Companies, LLC                                                       

 Additional honors were presented to two deserving individuals. 

Gary Dalrymple, 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. 

James Neyman 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 completion.


 Roosevelt Beard, JBI Electrical Systems, Inc.

Jason Brock, Austin Electric Company

Derrick Clark, The Brandt Companies, LLC

Jedrick Currie, JMEG, LP

Brian Dalton, Walker Engineering, Inc.

Matthew Darwin, Walker Engineering, Inc.

Thomas Estrada, JBI Electrical Systems, Inc.

Weldon Farra, Austin Electric Company

Guillermo Garcia, TECS Electric, LTD

Edgar Goodman, Jr., JBI Electrical Systems, Inc.

Shane Hedlund, Coty Owens Electric Service, LLC

Michael Hull, Walker Engineering, Inc.

Michael Keith, CEC Electrical, Inc.

Josh Lazette, Walker Engineering, Inc.

Antonio Linares, JMEG, LP.

Daniel Magana, Bean Electrical, Inc.

Christopher J. Martin, Austin Electric Company

J. Rosario Martinez, The Brandt Companies, LLC

Clinton McPherson, R.E.I. Electric, Inc.

Jonathan Medina, Walker Engineering, Inc.

Javier Michel, JMEG, LP

Raul Miramontes, Jr., Austin Electric Company

Jason Mires, Acme Electric Company

Bryan Monroe, Tutor Electrical Service, Inc.

James Morton, Fort Worth Electric

David Morua, Cummings Electrical, LP

Tong Nguyen, The Brandt Companies, LLC

Daniel Ortiz, Austin Electric Company

J. Scott Perkins, III, Texsun Electrical Contractors, Inc.

Sidney Prather, Austin Electric Company

David Prentice, Walker Engineering, Inc.

Kristopher Sandoval, Double Eagle Electric

Billy Southall, E-MC Electric Contractors  & Engineers

Greg Teague, The Brandt Companies, LLC

Nate Tilley, JBI Electrical Systems, Inc.

M. Keith Truelove, TECS Electric, LTD

Carlos 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, TX  75034. 

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 communications industries. 

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.


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