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

July 2009
The standard on "control of hazardous energy" is fourth on the list of the Top 10 most frequently cited Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards and third on the list of citations that drew the highest penalties. There’s a good reason OSHA focuses so intensely on electricity: It can be a killer. READ MORE
June 2009
Once a year, every participant in the electrical industry is invited to attend the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Trade Show and other educational offerings that are held in conjunction with NECA’s members-only national convention. If there was ever a year when you simply must attend, this is it. READ MORE
May 2009
Since May is National Electrical Safety Month, I thought I’d take a break from writing about the economy and, instead, devote a column to what we, as contractors, should do to protect our workers and customers from electrical hazards. Even so, I couldn’t get away from the subject of economics entirely. READ MORE
April 2009
The National Electrical Contractors Association's standing policy on energy independence acknowledges the electrical industry’s important role in advancing economic stability and growth. It’s a fact proven through more than seven decades. READ MORE
March 2009
In last month's column, I mentioned that I admire John C. Maxwell. He is an internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker and author who said, “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way,” and “leadership is influence.” READ MORE
February 2009
Hope is not only a noun—something you have (or not). It’s also a verb—something you do (or don’t). I contend that if you don’t do it, you won’t have it. John C. Maxwell, a leadership expert whom I admire, puts it this way: “Where there is no hope in the future, there is no power in the present.” READ MORE
January 2009
No, not that one. The new president referenced in the title is yours truly. The constituency I represent has a proven track record of hard work leading to solid accomplishment, and I pledge to do my best to uphold and advance it. READ MORE