The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) honored several industry leaders at their annual conference held in November in Palm Beach, Fla. Joel A. Spira, founder, chairman, and director of research of Lutron Electronics is the recipient of the 2010 Bernard H. Falk Award. The award recognizes an important contribution to the industry through technology, marketing, education, and public affairs.

NEMA's 2010 Kite and Key Awards, which recognize individuals from NEMA member companies who have advanced the interest of the electroindustry through active and sustained involvement in NEMA activities were awarded to John P. Goodsell, who serves as vice chair and parliamentarian for NEMA's Codes and Standards Committee; Helen J. Harris, chair of the NEMA 1IS Statistics Committee; Frank K. Kitzantides, who has held various positions at NEMA and currently advises NEMA on standardization and conformity assessment; Vince Saporita, vice chair of NEMA's Codes and Standards Committee; and Harry R. Solomon, a member of the joint committee that developed the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine standard.