David A. Hardt

NECA President

David A. Hardt is the current president of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and contributes the President's Desk column monthly. He took office in January 2015 and will serve a three-year term.

Articles by David A. Hardt

October 2017
Technology’s impact on how we live—and, by extension, how we do our jobs—fluctuates every day. During my career, I have seen how that applies to the electrical construction industry, where new trends and innovations routinely emerge. I have always encouraged electrical contractors to embrace new technology on the job site. It’s not always easy to accept, but change is inevitable.
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September 2017
I begin this month’s column with an acknowledgement that should come as no surprise: I’ve learned a lot over the years that I have been involved with NECA and especially during the years I have been its president. One important lesson: There is often more to something than meets the eye.
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August 2017
As president of the National Electrical Contractors Association since 2015, I have devoted much of this column to the mounting list of challenges the electrical construction industry faces. But it’s also important to recognize positive things that are happening. READ MORE
July 2017
The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) is proud to be considered the trusted voice of the electrical construction industry that brings power, light and communication technology to buildings and communities across the United States. During my time as NECA president, I have seen the impact our members have on important matters every day.
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June 2017
As President of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), I am proud that our members work hard to make their voices heard around the country. It’s especially important to do it on an ongoing basis in the nation’s capital, where lawmakers routinely consider matters that affect the electrical construction industry in a profound way. READ MORE
May 2017
Quality electrical contractors understand true success requires a combination of essential elements. That must include safety. More than 4,500 workers are killed on the job every year, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Some of them, sadly, are in the construction industry. READ MORE
April 2017
An enlightening article in the February issue of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR touched on an important topic and perspective for the electrical construction industry: women in the workplace. READ MORE
March 2017
Microgrids are a huge topic in the renewable-energy world. Local energy grids with control capability—meaning they can disconnect from the traditional grid and operate autonomously—are becoming more attractive for a variety of applications as solar and battery costs plummet.
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February 2017
The beginning of every year brings a range of challenging opportunities for the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the industry we do our best to represent. A new occupant in the White House coupled with changes to the makeup of Congress puts Republicans in control of the executive and legislative branches of the federal government. READ MORE

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