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Spring 2019 Insulated Conductors Committee Awards

ICC Certificates of Appreciation

ICC Certificates of Appreciation were presented to the following:

  • Paul Caronia for Best Presentation at the Fall 2018 Subcommittee A Meeting, TR-XLPE Insulated Cables for Wet High Voltage Cable Applications
  • Bill Wolfe for Best Presentation at the Fall 2018 Subcommittee B Meeting, Temperature Stability of Constant Force Springs Under Current Loading
  • Stéphane Tognali for Best Presentation at the Fall 2018 Subcommittee B Meeting, Temperature Stability of Constant Force Springs Under Current Loading
  • Glen Bertini for Best Presentation at the Spring 2018 Subcommittee C Meeting, Manhole Explosions, Part II: How to Stop Them
  • Gabe Taylor for Best Presentation at the Fall 2018 Subcommittee D Meeting, Contributions of Electrical Cables to Fire Risk
  • Nigel Hampton for Best Presentation at the Fall 2018 Subcommittee F Meeting, Health Index Methods for Using Forensic Diagnostics to Manage Water-Treeing in MV Cables
  • Josh Perkel for Best Presentation at the Fall 2018 Subcommittee F Meeting, Health Index Methods for Using Forensic Diagnostics to Manage Water-Treeing in MV Cables
  • Thomas Parker for Best Presentation at the Fall 2018 Subcommittee F Meeting, Health Index Methods for Using Forensic Diagnostics to Manage Water-Treeing in MV Cables

IEEE/PES Technical Committee Certificates of Appreciation

IEEE/PES Certificates of Appreciation were presented to the following:

  • Stan Szyszko for Services Rendered as Chair, Subcommittee B, Accessories Spring 2016 – Fall 2018
  • David Elliott for Services Rendered as Chair, Working Group A08, IEEE 1210-2005 Standard Tests for Determining Compatibility of Cable-Pulling Lubricants with Wire and Cable
  • Mark Walton for Services Rendered as Chair, Working Group A13, IEEE 1407-2007 Guide for Accelerated Aging Tests for Medium-Voltage (5 kV-35 kV) Extruded Electric Power Cables Using Water-Filled Tanks
  • Sherif Kamel for Services Rendered as Chair, Working Group B3, IEEE 592-2018 Standard for Insulation Shields on Medium-Voltage (15 kV – 35 kV) Cable Joints and Separable Connectors
  • William Taylor for Services Rendered as Vice Chair, Working Group B3, IEEE 592-2018 Standard for Insulation Shields on Medium-Voltage (15 kV – 35 kV) Cable Joints and Separable Connectors
  • Ray Whiteside for Services Rendered as Chair, Working Group B5, IEEE 1300-2011 Guide for Cable Connections for Gas-Insulated Substations
  • Todd Goyette for Services Rendered as Vice Chair, Working Group C1, IEEE 835-1994 (R2012) Power Cable Ampacity Tables
  • Dave Campilii for Services Rendered as Vice Chair, Working Group C11, IEEE 1120-2004 Guide for the Planning, Design, Installation, and Repair of Submarine Power Cable Systems
  • Dave Campilii for Services Rendered as Vice Chair, Discussion Group C37, Submarine Cables
  • Harry Orton for Services Rendered as Chair, Discussion Group E12
  • Networking Luncheon Fall 2008 – Fall 2018

2018 Technical Committee Distinguished Service Award

Presented To

Thomas Arnold

For his many years leading the efficient operation of the ICC’s registration and treasurer activities.

Career Highlights

Education.

Thomas received his BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1973.

Employment

Thomas spent most of his first year at Florida Power Corporation as a Distribution Engineer in St. Pete Beach.  This time included relocating the main feeder line in front of the Don Ce Sar Hotel where the ICC later had many successful meetings.

Thomas then moved back to Georgia and began working for the Southwire Company.  Thomas held many different positions with Southwire as his career progressed.  Some of these were Sales Engineer, Product Development Engineer, Engineering Manager for Specifications and Standards, National Marketing Manager, and Manager of a joint venture with Furukawa Electric dealing with Southwire’s water impervious cable. Thomas received the Roy Richards Engineer of the Year Award in 1984.  He managed the EPRI project to evaluate ions in cable jacket insulations and their effects on cable life. He was editor of the Southwire Power Cable Manual, first edition, which is now in its fourth edition. More than 30,000 copies of this manual have been provided to engineers in the industry.

Thomas and his wife, Linda, are members of Tabernacle Baptist Church. He has taught Sunday school for young married couples and older married couples, and has been a Deacon since 1980.

He has worked for many years at the Carroll County Soup Kitchen and presently he and Linda are the Team Captains and cooks, for Monday services.  They serve a hot meal to clients each Monday.

Affiliations

Thomas has been a member of ICC since 1975.

He is a member of IEEE Power Engineering Society, and currently a Life Member of IEEE and ICC.

He has participated in many working groups within the ICC, including Neutral Corrosion, Moisture Impervious Cable Design, and 600 volt Abrasion Resistant Cables.

Thomas’s biggest contribution to the ICC has been his continuous efforts of performing registration, maintaining our database, interfacing with the ICC for audits, etc.  He has also maintained all of our accounting records since 2001.  In the first six years, he had to work with the vice chair of the ICC, who set up a bank account, took care of the funds and accepted all pre-registrations.  Thomas still did all onsite registrations and maintained the database.  This arrangement could be quite challenging, as many members would come to the registration desk, claiming that they had registered and paid, even though they didn’t show up in the records.  This still happens and the answer is always the same, ‘Show me the paperwork!”  They can’t show the paperwork, and come back saying they weren’t registered for some reason, so they register onsite.

In 2007, this processed was greatly improved by having Thomas take over all the registration and take care of the accounting.  He has excelled in this area and set a bar that will be difficult to meet in the future.  During pre-registration, he responds to many emails every day from members who can’t remember their login information or can’t figure out the system.  Before, during and after the meeting, he publishes many reports for the ICC leaders, pulling the information from his excellent database.  He performs many tasks that most of the members don’t realize, but help the ICC to run seamlessly.  He sends monthly reports to the IEEE, does an annual review with the company who processes our credit cards to make sure the website and all transactions are as safe as possible from theft.  His efforts are not just associated with our meetings, but he responds to requests that occur almost daily throughout the year.  He is always happy to help anyone and has been a huge asset to the ICC.  We couldn’t have our meetings without him.