Dennis F. Quebe

President, NECA

Dennis Quebe is the current president of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and contributes the President's Desk column monthly. He took office in January 2012 and will serve a three-year term.

Articles by Dennis F. Quebe

October 2014
“NECA is the voice of the $130 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light, and communication technology to buildings and communities across the U.S.”
September 2014
The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) established the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training­ Committee (NJATC) in 1941. Dedicated to creating the best electrical workers in the world, it succeeded remarkably. READ MORE
August 2014
Although the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) does not develop 
standards itself, nearly 9,500 norms and guidelines produced by organizations, such as the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), carry the ANSI designation, and those standards directly affect virtually every aspect of U.S. commercial activity. READ MORE
July 2014
I’m feeling optimistic. Increasingly so over the past couple of years, and I am not alone. That makes me a typical electrical contractor (EC).
June 2014
Solar power alone won’t solve America’s energy woes. Thousands of acres of wind farms won’t get the job done either. In fact, there is not one single way to guarantee we’ll have sufficient energy now and in the future.
May 2014
Since 1994, the Electrical Safety Foundation International ( has promoted electrical safety across North America by facilitating public education throughout the year and observing National Electrical Safety Month (NESM) each May. The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) contributes to the foundation and is represented on ESFI’s board of directors.
April 2014
In February’s column, I discussed why the Electrical Transmission & Distribution (ET&D) Partnership is an example of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cooperative program that has worked out extremely well. READ MORE
March 2014
Reports that 2013 was the year America achieved energy independence are wildly exaggerated. But something very big did happen: The United States became the world’s biggest producer of oil and natural gas.
February 2014
When the Electrical Transmission & Distribution (ET&D) Partnership was first launched on Aug. 20, 2004—among OSHA, NECA, the IBEW, the Edison Electric Institute, and six of the nation’s largest line contractors—the original charter was set to last only until 2006. Instead, the agreement has been extended repeatedly, most recently for another five years.