Rex A. Ferry

NECA President

Rex Ferry was president of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) from 2009 through 2011 and contributed the President's Desk column monthly.

Articles by Rex A. Ferry

December 2011
I have invested more than 300,000 air miles and 400 days on the road for the National Electrical Contractors Association over the past three years. However, the most important big number I experienced as president of this organization is the incalculable number of electrical contractors whom I had the pleasure to meet and talk with through my participation in NECA events all over the country. READ MORE
November 2011
The end of my term as NECA’s president is fast approaching. It’s going to take a couple months to say goodbye. I’d like to leave you with the same message on which I started: I feel tremendously blessed and very grateful for the opportunity to serve an organization and industry I believe in and respect. READ MORE
October 2011
The way some people tell it, a dramatic decline in construction fatalities can be attributed to only one thing: high unemployment and a decrease in building activity during the economic downturn, resulting in fewer people being exposed to hazards on construction sites. Those people are wrong. READ MORE
September 2011
Although preconvention workshops begin Friday, Oct. 21, the major kickoff for NECA 2011 San Diego is the first-of-its-kind program scheduled for the next day—the NECA Energy Forum. READ MORE
August 2011
Earlier this summer, the newly formed Electric Vehicle Standards Panel (EVSP) of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) held its first face-to-face meeting of major EV stakeholders. READ MORE
July 2011
Risk is a part of life, but it’s more immediate and apparent in some lives—including those spent in the construction industry. Every construction project starts with some uncertainties. Will anything prevent us from accomplishing what we promised? Will we make a reasonable profit? READ MORE
June 2011
In May’s column, I referred to NECA 2011 San Diego as a mega-opportunity. Last month, this opportunity might have appeared to be a bright spot far off on the horizon. Now, it’s closer, practically banging on your door, with an information-packed brochure included in this magazine (starting on page 101) and registration already open at READ MORE
May 2011
The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) works throughout the year to promote electrical safety at home and in the workplace but is most well-known for spearheading National Electrical Safety Month each May. The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), which has representatives on the ESFI board of directors, applauds the foundation for all its efforts. READ MORE
April 2011
“When members save customers time and money, it results in a competitive advantage.” Quick! Who said that? If you think you read it in this magazine or possibly heard it from some National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) leader, you’ve demonstrated fine deductive logic. It sounds like something we’d say and, indeed, have said many times. READ MORE