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The Electrical Training Alliance Announces New Leadership

Sep 11, 2014


Mike Callanan, September 11, 2014 - Electrical Training Alliance
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Upper Marlboro, MD - The Trustees of the Electrical Training ALLIANCE announced today that after ten years of serving as the Executive Director of the NJATC and Electrical Training ALLIANCE, Michael Callanan was stepping down to pursue other endeavors. Effective November 3, 2014, Electrical Training ALLIANCE Senior Director, Todd Stafford, will assume the duties of Executive Director. Mr. Stafford has been with the Electrical Training ALLIANCE since 1995. He has held several director-level positions there and in 1999 was promoted to Senior Director. Mr. Stafford’s primary responsibilities have been in the area of Distributed Energy, Alternative Power Systems, including Solar PV and Wind Power, and Instrumentation. Mr. Stafford holds an Electrical Engineering degree from Louisiana State University and he also completed the IBEW-NECA Electrical Apprenticeship program in 1986 in Baton Rouge, LA.

Electrical Training ALLIANCE Executive Director, Michael Callanan, stated that he looks forward to turning the leadership of the Electrical Training ALLIANCE to Mr. Stafford. “Todd and I were both hired by my predecessor, AJ Pearson. We have worked together for the past 19 years and I believe that the Trustees of the Electrical Training ALLIANCE have selected a proven leader who will skillfully guide the Electrical Training ALLIANCE for many years to come.”

Mr. Stafford indicated he is looking forward to the challenge and opportunity to continue the important work of the Electrical Training ALLIANCE. “I am very excited to have this opportunity to lead the Electrical Training ALLIANCE. I am grateful to our Trustees for their support and I remain committed to delivering excellence in everything we do at the Electrical Training ALLIANCE.” “Our industry,” Mr. Stafford continued, “is facing extraordinary challenges and the Electrical Training ALLIANCE of the IBEW and NECA is fully committed to doing our part to ensuring that the IBEW and NECA have the a world-class electrical training program that produces the safest, most productive, and best-trained electrical workers in the world.”

About the Electrical Training ALLIANCE

The Electrical Training ALLIANCE was created from the legacy of the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC). The NJATC was founded in 1941 by the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and served for over 73 years as training arm of the IBEW and NECA. The Electrical Training ALLIANCE is a nonprofit organization that draws upon an extraordinary number of diverse partnerships within the electrical industry, all committed and devoted to training the next generation of electrical workers. The Electrical Training ALLIANCE consists of 300 joint apprenticeship and training centers in the United States and Canada, over 100, electrical industry manufacturer’s and training partners and vast network of public and private educational institutions from secondary school level to the university level.

About National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)

NECA is the voice of the $130 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light, and communication technology to buildings and communities across the United States. NECA’s national office and 119 local chapters advance the industry through advocacy, education, research, and standards development. For more information, visit www.necanet.org.

About The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)

The IBEW is an international labor organization that has trained the most qualified electricians in the trade for more than 117 years. With approximately 725,000 members in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Republic of Panama, the IBEW has members in construction, utilities, manufacturing, telecommunications, broadcasting, railroads and government. For more information, visit www.ibew.org.