Nationís best take home highest honours in Excellence Awards

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22 November 2015

A handful of electrical firms are celebrating today, after being named the best in the business at the Master Electricians Australia (MEA) National Excellence Awards, held in Brisbane overnight.

MEA’s National Awards is the most highly-regarded electrical awards program in Australia, and with just eight categories, is also the most prestigious.

Four Queenslanders are showing off their awards today, alongside one West Australian winner, one from New South Wales, one from South Australia and one from Victoria, across the following categories:

  • Accredited Master Electrician of the Year – Adam Di Placido, ADCO Electrics, Perth, Western Australia
  • Apprentice of the Year – Jonathan Carroll, Origin Energy, Newcastle, New South Wales
  • Women in Contracting – Brooke MacGregor, Genergy Australia, Brisbane, South East Queensland
  • Residential Project of the Year – Rob Raciti, Electrical Integrated Solutions, Samford Valley, South East Queensland
  • Commercial Project of the Year – Liz and Tom Humphrys-Glynn, T.H.G. Electrical, Adelaide, South Australia
  • Industrial/Mining Project of the Year – David Poole, Electrical Design and Construction, Wodonga, Victoria
  • Energy Efficiency Project of the Year – Brett Thiedeke, Brett Thiedeke Electrical, Brisbane, South East Queensland
  • Data Project of the Year – Richard Chapman, Queensland Data N Electrical Services,  Brendale, South East Queensland

MEA CEO Malcolm Richards said the calibre of entrants in this year’s awards has been outstanding.

“The excellence awards are a wonderful opportunity to recognise supreme quality, attention to detail and only the highest standards of professionalism within the industry.

“We are thrilled to see the talent and craftsmanship exhibited in the various projects entered, from edgy and innovative boutique-sized installations right through to extremely challenging projects that have been part of multi-million dollar, years-long constructions,” Mr Richards said.

“Congratulations to all our entrants, finalists, and now our national award winners, who have all exhibited outstanding passion for the electrical industry, exceptional commitment to innovation and quality, and the highest commitment to the very high standards of electrical safety that we stand for at Master Electricians Australia.

“Each winner is leading the charge for future generations in the industry,” he said.

Master Electrician of the Year Adam Di Placido, who left school at just 15 to begin his apprenticeship, said it was an honour to be awarded with the highest honour of the evening, for building the ADCO brand into a thriving and innovative business with 250 staff after starting out as a sole trader.

Mr Di Placido cited the importance of superior customer service, and of being actively involved in the selection of all the business’s staff, as key factors in creating a successful team environment.

“A successful business is not an easy feet, but every business starts somewhere. The first thing you need is a leader someone that all employees can mould their actions on, so if the boss/owner is not going to do the hard yards it would be understandably hard to get your employees to do them.

“We are a company full of ambitious, proactive, passionate people focused on customer service, safety and quality, and I believe that is what makes us stand out from the crowd,” Mr Di Placido said.

Malcolm Richards, alongside category winners, are available for media interviews.

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