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The Wiring Harness Manufacturers Association (WHMA) introduced a new industry award, the WHMA Hall of Builders Award, during the Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo (EWPTE) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 11, 2022.
The Hall of Builders Award was created to honor individuals from WHMA-member companies who have made significant contributions toward advancing the cable and wire harness industry. Hall of Builders inductees are industry veterans, leaders, and mentors retiring from active employment, but whose legacies live on in the wire and cable industry, today.
Tom Andrasek, sales manager at Pressmaster U.S., the first recipient of the WHMA Hall of Builders Award, epitomizes service and contribution to the cable and wire harness industry. Andrasek was personally involved in the development and introduction of more than 500 discrete hand tool crimp solutions for the North American market, promoting quality crimp solutions for 37 years.
“Tom is known by colleagues as the godfather of connector crimping and educated connector manufacturers on how to achieve a ‘quality crimp’ while continuing to build the North American Market,” said Joe DeMan, WHMA Board chair. “We’re thrilled to present him with the first Hall of Builders Award, and to thank him for his outstanding contributions to the cable and wire harness industry.”
“We are privileged that Tom has chosen to share his knowledge and expertise with the wire harness manufacturing industry,” added David Bergman, WHMA executive director. “His leadership has made a significant impact and will do so for many years to come.”