Congratulations to our 2019 National Winners!

  • Commercial Project of the Year

    WINNER – TONY ARNOLD & GARRICK CRIPPS – ARNOLD ELECTRICAL & DATA INSTRUMENTATION (SOUTH QUEENSLAND)

    The judging panel would like to congratulate all companies that submitted entries into the Commercial Project of the Year Award. The entries were all of very high standard and all submissions were professionally presented.

    The panel would like to make mention of a highly commendable submission by Alland Group for the Parramatta Auburn redevelopment.

    The winner of this Award is Arnold Electrical & Data Instrumentation – Tony Arnold & Garrick Cripps the exceptional submission was for the Auto Haus Newstead Project.

    The submission of this Project demonstrates excellence in electrical contracting. This site in Newstead (Brisbane) stands as a beacon for all to admire. The features inside this building made this project extremely challenging. The detail in the cabling and engineering were paramount to the end clients requests.

    The project started and then was required to be redesigned with Arnold Electrical staff and others. The challengers with redesigning the project increased pressure on all parties to still comply with the original finish date that was issued by the builder.

    Garrick demonstrated true leadership and they were able to liaise with all stakeholders to deliver the entire electrical package.

    Judges:

    Matt Gill – Lawrence & Hansen
    Vince Whelan – Whelan Electrical
    John Noble – MEA Alumni Member

  • Women in Contracting Award

    WINNER – NICOLA MC CARRON – HORAN & BIRD (NORTH QUEENSLAND)

    Nicola is very proactive with being involved in networking events with other women, not only in the electrical industry but within other affiliated industries.

    Nicola strives to learn as much as she can from her leadership mentors, Women’s Leadership Mentors, Women’s Leadership Program, WIC events, Townsville Women’s Business Circle and fellow colleagues, which shows through her passion and dedication to the electrical industry.

    As a young women in contracting, Nicola has shown proof of her aspiration to advance in our industry from the day she perused employment with Horan and Bird.

    Nicola is very well deserving of the National Women in Contracting Award due to he ongoing support and encouraging towards Master Electricians Australia and Women in the Electrical Industry.

    Judges:

    Laura Hall – Energy Super
    Janelle Miller – A and J Electrical
    Hayley Watkins – Add Staf

  • Residential Project of the Year

    WINNER ARGUS TECHNOLOGIES – ROBERT URPIS (VICTORIA)

    Argus Technologies presented an excellent application of Residential Automation Control in a non-typical application of a luxury house boat. The technology & integration was seamless providing monitoring and control of all electrical services. The level of planning, documentation, and project management was second to none, which resulted in the clients expectations being well exceeded.

    The judges would like to make an honourable mention to NQLD Electrical & Electrotek who also presented outstanding projects for the 2019 MEA Residential Project of the year.

    Judges:

    Paul McFeeters – Schneider Electric
    Darren Ireland – CNW
    Steve Boorer – SDF Electrical

  • Industrial Project of the Year

    WINNER – STEVE VILLIER – S & K ELECTRICAL (WESTERN AUSTRALIA)

    An Extremely complex project executed with a high degree of professionalism and attention to detail.

    Steve’s passion & Dedication for his company, employers & Industry were obvious.

    Extremely Professional

    Judges:

    Tony Arnold – Arnolds Electrical & Data Instrumentation
    Aaron Kelso – Hayman’s Electrical
    Bruce Hall – Master Electricians

  • Energy Efficiency Project of the Year

    WINNER – LINKED GROUP SERVICES – JASON SHARMAN (NORTH QUEENSLAND)

    Linked Group Services have created a mobile off grid power station that consists of solar panels, battery storage with generator back up.

    The power station can be easily transported and installed due to its compact size.

    The modular design provides versatility for many applications including power for off grid communities, remote locations or emergency supply after a natural disaster.

    Judges:

    Jim Butler – Energex
    Michael Reiken – Excel Power
    Simon Ceglinski – Haymans

  • Legrand Apprentice of the Year

    WINNER – ROMAN KASJAN – SOLAR SERVICE GUYS (SOUTH QUEENSLAND)

    Whilst living overseas working within the hospitality field Roman identified an opportunity to work within the Electrical Industry. This ignited his desire to pursue a career change!

    Upon his return home he sought a career within the Electrical trade.

    Roman re-commenced his apprenticeship within Solar Service Guys as a mature aged apprentice.

    The judges were impressed with his drive, tenacity and overall aptitude which sets him in great stead to filter his career within the Electro – technology field.

    Judges:

    Peter Ashurst – Legrand
    Michel Leonard – Legrand
    Nadia Holt – Add Staff
    Colin Gibson – Master Electricians

  • Lance Cislowski Memorial Electrician of the Year

    WINNER – MATTHEW PINNEY – HORAN & BIRD (NORTH QUEENSLAND)

    Judges thought Matthew was a down to earth Individual, very team and development focused to provide the best results for the business.

    Well rounded confident electrician with the making of a great future Master Electrician.

    Judges:

    Tony Arnold – Arnold Electrical & Data Instrumentation
    Adrian Barr – Schneider Electric
    Sue Sheppard – Electrogroup
    Colin Gibson – Master Electricians

  • Master Electrician of the Year

    WINNER – SOLAR SERVICE GUYS – PETER MATTHEWS (SOUTH QUEENSLAND)

    The judging panel would like to make mention of a highly commendable submission by Wilco Electrical – Frank Mitchell – Western Australia. A very close second place.

    Solar Service Guys ‘Peter Matthews” says being a Tier 1 contractor to the larger clients requires a level of service that must be maintained, and this can’t be done without our highly skilled full time staff of 30 and approved subcontractors. Peter believes their ethos of “hire for attitude and train for skills” is Solar Service Guys key to success.

    Solar Service Guys are established industry leaders in Operations and Maintenance within the solar space as well as large scale field deployment specialists for retailers like Origin Energy, ERM and Red Energy along with manufacturers like ABB and Canadian Solar.

    Peter is passionate about giving 110% delivery, doing it right or don’t do it all.

    He says….We embrace technology at every chance we can, our HSEQ system uses office 365 SharePoint and we use “flow” to manage documents and process.

    Embracing technology has allowed us to remove paper from audits and compliance requirements and now everything is managed effectively within our cloud platform

    We are always striving for ways to improve our systems and processes and recently joined up with Electrical Safety Office to be part of their safety leadership at work program, as another way to improve our company culture and front line leaders.

    Judges:

    Gregory Skyring – QEOS
    Leo Ward – PDSS
    Murray Bell – Energy Super

2019 State Winners

 

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