Portage, MI (PRWEB) May 23, 2014
Each year, NETA seeks to spotlight an Alliance Partner whose contributions have furthered the electrical power systems industry and inspired others to do the same. On, Monday, March 3, 2014, at PowerTest in Denver, Colorado, Vicki Warren, Senior Product Engineer for Iris Power LP, was presented with the 2014 NETA Alliance Recognition Award during the Member and Alliance Luncheon.
“At NETA, we talk about the many programs that comprise the association as being the pillars that support the mission of the organization,” said NETA President Dave Huffman as he prepared to introduce this year’s recipient. “The technical pillars of the association are as strong as they are because of talented individuals like Vicki.”
Vicki has been a longstanding supporter of NETA, a frequent and respected presenter at PowerTest, and a regular contributor to NETA World Journal.
“Vicki’s articles are lauded for being both technical and engaging,” said NETA Executive Director Jayne Tanz. “Vicki Warren is outstanding in her field. She is always ready to assist and shares her knowledge with enthusiasm. NETA is fortunate to have her as an advocate. It is a sincere pleasure to have witnessed this award for Vicki. It is one well deserved.”
Vicki began her career as a software code writer, where she wrote code to remotely control power plant facilities. She learned to troubleshoot relays and machines through control software. Using electrical tests to evaluate what was actually happening within rotating machinery cabinets became a passion. Prior to joining Iris Power LP, much of Warren’s experience came from 13 years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where she was responsible for testing and maintenance of hydrogenerator windings, switchgear, transformers, and protection and control devices, among other things. She joined Iris Power LP in 1996 and has since been involved in using partial discharge testing to evaluate the condition of insulation systems used in medium- and high-voltage rotating machines, switchgear, and transformers.
“I joined Iris Power where the focus was to share that knowledge with anyone who would listen throughout the world,” Vicki said. Regarding the award, she commented, “I was definitely honored and humbled. My goal has been to share my experiences and that NETA folks are interested is a humbling experience.”
For the full feature article on Vicki Warren read the NETA World Journal summer issue or visit http://www.netaworld.org.
NETA is an ANSI Accredited Standards Developing Organization that creates and maintains standards for electrical maintenance and acceptance testing for electrical power equipment and systems as well as a standard that addresses the certification of electrical testing technicians. NETA is an association of leading electrical testing companies comprised of visionaries committed to advancing the industry standards for power system installation and maintenance to ensure the highest level of reliability and safety.