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

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.
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
January 2017
January marks the beginning of my third and final year as NECA’s president. 
I certainly can say I’ve enjoyed the experience, and I’m happy to report we’re a growing organization that has made tremendous strides. There is a lot to look forward to. That includes NECA 2017 Seattle in October, succeeding the rousing 2016 convention in Boston.
December 2016
Some issues are important but tough to talk about. This month, I want to let you know about a significant step the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) has taken to shine a light on an issue that impacts members of the electrical construction industry and their families around the country. That issue is suicide.
November 2016
Understanding and accepting 
change is important in any walk of life, but especially so in electrical construction. I’ve seen how innovations in technology have affected the men and women in my business, and it’s exciting to be a part of it. READ MORE
October 2016
Election Day is right around the corner. That probably isn’t news to you, but it is essential to be aware of what’s at stake and to consider the issues that are important to you, your business and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). Part of being a good citizen is making an informed vote, especially in the heat of what has become a very lively campaign.