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April 28, 2015 - Updates to Policies and Procedures for Working Groups

The Policies and Procedures for Working Groups were modified April 24, 2015 to comply with some further requests from the IEEE-SA Audit Committee.  Any questions about these changes should be directed to Lauri Hiivala.  Working Group Charis are especially commended to make themselves familiar with this document, as it governs how working groups are to be run.

April 9, 2015 - Spring 2015 Opening Session Speaker

Harold DePriest, President of the Chattanooga, TN Electric Power Board (EPB), will be the guest speaker during the Opening Session of the ICC in Clearwater Beach, FL on Monday morning, April 13.  Mr. DePriest is a native of Linden, Tennessee, graduating from Tennessee Technological University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga  with a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA).  In 1999, the EPB launched a competitive local exchange carrier offering telephone and Internet services to local businesses.  This increased the utility’s scope of expertise while offering more options for Chattanooga companies.  Today, the fiber optic network constructed for the purpose of powering the most automated smart grid in the country has also served to expand EPB’s communications service offerings to include residential customers throughout its service area.  Currently offering Internet speeds up to one gigabit-per-second, the communications services offered by EPB Fiber Optics also include IPTV services and phone.  This should be an interesting presentation about how evolving technologies are impacting the electric utility industry.  Please plan to attend.

April 9, 2015 - Passing of Dave Silver and Atilla Dima

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of two prominent former ICC attendees, Dave Silver and Atilla Dima.  Dave and Atilla are known from the time when discussions at ICC meetings were more colorful and vocal than they tend to be today, think the decades of the 1970s and ‘80s.  There was a passion for viewpoint that many of the older attendees will remember.  Dave retired from Prysmian Cables (Pirelli at the time) and moved to Naples, Florida before later moving to Aventura, Florida where he passed away on April 2, 2015.  His wife survives him.  Dave was 91 years old, having been born on July 18, 1924.  Interment was in Westchester, NY.  Attila worked for Prysmian Cables (Pirelli) for many years and later for Cable Technology Laboratories (CTL).  He is survived by his wife.  They lived in the Fredrick area of Maryland.  Attila was born December 2, 1933 and passed away on April 2, 2015.  Interment was at the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Fredrick.

April 1, 2015 - WG/DG Agenda's

A number of working/discussion groups have posted agenda's for their upcoming meeting to the website, including B16, C11, D05, F05, and F07.  Not sure what all these letters and number mean?  Click the "Subcommittess" button on the left, and take a look at all the different subjects ICC covers!

March 27, 2015 - Spring 2015 Final Agenda

The final agenda has been posted for the Spring 2015 meeting.  This should be the final printed agenda.  Any last minute changes will be posted at registration.

March 27, 2015 - ICC Member honored by NASTT

Long time ICC member Ron Halderman was recently inducted into the North American Society for Trenchless Technology Hall of Fame!  Congratulations to Ron on this honor.

March 26, 2015 - Spring 2015 Newsletter

The Spring 2015 ICC Newsletter is now available here.  We hope you enjoy the newsletter, and also hope you will share it with colleagues and supervisors to help spread the word about ICC!

March 16, 2015 - NRC Engineer of the Year Update

As previously announced, ICC's own Gabe Taylor was recently recognized as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) Engineer of the Year. Gabe was honored along with others at the Federal Engineer of the year award ceremony recently.  As story on the awards ceremony and federal engineer or the year award winner (unfortunately not Gabe) can be found at this link.

February 23, 2015 - Passing of Jim Fitzgerald

It is with sadness we share the news of the passing of long time ICC member and Past Chair Jim Fitzgerald this past Wednesday, February 18, 2015.  An ICC obituary has been posted here.  As published in The Journal News on February 22, 2015, posted here.

February 11, 2015 - Passing of Robert (Bob) Gear

It is with sadness we share the news of the passing of long time ICC member and former Subcommittee B Chair Robert (Bob) Gear.  A link to the obituary from the Chicago Tribune is provided here.

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