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IEC's Office Administrator, Angela Waltower, Runs Marathons

IEC's Office Administrator, Angela Waltower, Runs Marathons
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Angela Waltower has been office administrator for Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Atlanta and Georgia for almost five years. In addition to making sure IEC business run smoothly, Angela has quite an aggressive past time. When she isn't running day to day IEC tasks, she runs marathons every opportunity she gets!

Angela ran 26.2 miles in the Rock-n-Roll marathon in Savannah, Ga., this past November. Yes she travels to run, so it is a little more than a hobby. Angela takes the time to prepare for each event. "It's the fresh air, and sense of accomplishment that motivates each challenge," she says. Angela believes, "if you can train your mind, body, and soul to complete a marathon, you can do anything."

She has run a total of 4 half marathons and one full one so far. She has been running since she was 11 years old; she ran track in middle school, high school, and college, but recently started running marathons around 2 years ago.

Her next run will be in the Tough Mudder in April (probably the toughest event on the planet, according to the website). In 2014 she plans to run a total of two full marathons and four halves. There are also thought of triathlons and an Iron Man in her future.

Angela's dedication and determination takes her through these challenges, and are also great components she adds to your dedicated IEC staff. IEC is proud to cheer on our IEC team member to many victories to come!

IEC Workforce Developer, Lana Frye Celebrates 10 Year Wedding Anniversary

IEC Workforce Developer, Lana Frye Celebrates 10 Year Wedding Anniversary  
TonyLana1IEC Workforce Developer, Lana Frye recently celebrated her 10 year wedding anniversary with husband Dr. Tony Frye. Tony holds a PhD in political science and teaches as an Associate Professor at Piedmont College. The couple originally met in Akron, Ohio, while Tony was working on his Masters, and the future Mrs. Frye happened to be working in Akron at the time. 
 
Their passion for education appears to be an obvious characteristic they have in common. They both are dedicated educators and strive to provide knowledge to those under their charge. Lana has been the workforce developer for IEC since April 2009, and is the heart of the apprenticeship program. She assists students by managing their on-the-job training, processing grades, job location, among many other student career developing tasks. Lana and Tony are both education driven. Great minds in education work well together! 
 
Lana believes that communication is the key to their relationship, "The ability to talk about absolutely anything, no matter how you are feeling about it at that time", she states. Whether it is compatible interests, open communication, or simply love that keeps them going, it works. Perhaps it’s all of the above. In any case, IEC congratulates Lana and Tony Frye on 10 years of marriage and wishes them both many more. 
 
If you are interested in IEC's apprenticeship program, contact our office at 770-242-9277. Lana will be happy to get you started. 
 

IEC Partner, Pace Lighting, Announces New Management Team

IEC Partner, Pace Lighting, Announces New Management Team

Pace Lighting is pleased to announce the promotion of two existing staff members into key management positions. Lisa Dixon has been the showroom manager of Pace Lighting since late 2010 and has now been promoted to general manager, overseeing all day-to-day operations at Pace Lighting in the showroom and warehouse.

Dixon also became a minority owner of Pace Lighting in 2013. Dixon joined the Pace Lighting team in 2009 in an administrative capacity. She graduated from the University of Georgia in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in political science. Lindsay Williams has been promoted to showroom manager, taking over the position vacated by Dixon. Williams has been a senior lighting consultant for Pace Lighting since 2011 and has been highly effective at building relationships with customers over the past two years. She will now oversee the Pace Lighting showroom in terms of retail customer experience and product selection & display.

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IEC Georgia Begins 1st Year and 4th Year Apprenticeship Classes in Valdosta

IEC Georgia Begins 1st Year and 4th Year Apprenticeship Classes in Valdosta
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On Friday September, 6th, Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Georgia once again began apprenticeship classes in Valdosta, GA for IEC Member ACE Electric. Classes for 1st year apprentices and 4th year apprentices completed orientation and are now prepared to start their training.
ACE Electric provided a company cook out in honor of their apprentices’ commitment to ACE and their education in the electrical field. IEC Instructor Reuben Bennett navigated the grill and company owners, Bobby Stalvey and Tommy Stalvey Jr. provided words of encouragement for the apprentices’ path ahead.
ACE promotes a family oriented environment, and their apprentices have loyalty and support, which means they are provided with top opportunities for development. Part of their development is completing the IEC Apprenticeship program. With several locations throughout Georgia and spanning into North Carolina, ACE Electric continues to grow. There is no doubt that the investment in their employees contributes to ACE Electric’s continued success. IEC is proud to be a part of the process, and will continue to provide quality education and training to its members like ACE Electric.

Pictured above: Ace Electric's Class of 2017
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Graduates and Senator Carter IEC Savannah Graduates Receive a Mission Focused Message from Senator “Buddy” Carter

Graduates and Senator Carter IEC Savannah Graduates Receive a Mission Focused Message from Senator “Buddy” Carter

IEC Savannah Graduates

Independent Electrical Contractors’ Georgia Chapter held its 5th annual Savannah graduation ceremony on July 19th at the Cambria Suites Savannah Airport.  The graduates had the pleasure of having Senator Buddy Carter as their guest speaker.  Senator Carter has been a member of the Georgia State Senate since 2009, and he provided a thought provoking message on the importance, significance and the responsibility of their accomplishment.  Senator Carter certainly sent them out into the industry, mission focused!

Prior to the esteemed guest speaker, Pace Electrical Contractor’s Project Manager and IEC Georgia Board member, Robbie Jones started the program with a gracious welcome to the graduates and all in attendance.  A special award went out to Christopher Awesome of Prolectric for winning 1st place in the Apprentice Short Story Contest.  Mr. Awesome is also the recipient of the 2013 Academic Achievement Award with a grade average of 96.25%.
All of the graduates did an amazing job completing the 4 years of instruction and on-the-job training required.  Showing their appreciation, IEC contractors were on hand to present their graduates with a well-earned certificate.  Contractors in attendance were, Pace Electrical Contractors, Prolectric Electrical Contractors and A & V Electrical Contractors.  The event was packed to maximum capacity with family and friends showing their support.

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