Alger, Almerling and Richer inducted into ECABC Hall of Fame
By Anthony Capkun
November 19, 2015 – At its recent annual general meeting, Electrical Contractors Association of British Columbia (ECABC) inducted three new members to its Electrical Contractors Hall of Fame: Bob Alger, Ernest Almerling and Mike Richer. Congratulations!
We referred to ECABC’s newsletter (Nov. 2015, Issue 14) to learn more about these gentlemen…
“In his many years of volunteer service for the electrical industry, Bob has held many positions including: BC governor for NECA, trustee for Joint Line Apprenticeship Committee, BC director for CECA, trustee for Joint Electrical Industry’s Welfare Plan, director and past-president of the ECABC board of directors, past-president for the Victoria Electric Club and member of Vancouver Island Construction Association.” He has also been a “great supporter of the Power Line Technician apprenticeship program at Thompson Rivers University, and dedicated his time and donated equipment to making the program successful”.
Ernest started Alm Electric in Burnaby in 1958 and worked there until 1988. He passed away in 1990. Ernest was a lifetime member of ECABC and a contemporary of many of ECABC’s current Hall of Fame members, says the association. “Ernie sat on many committees and helped build ECABC over the years. He served as ECABC president from 1974 to 1976.”
Mike started attending ECABC meetings in 1992 while with Westinghouse. “He spent many years as a member of the Vancouver Chapter Executive Committee and was one of the original organizers of the Vancouver Chapter Golf Tournament. “In industry circles, Mike has always been known as a person with strong technical skills. [His] work ethic and his caring, can-do attitude, earned him the respect and friendship from many of the major companies in the electrical contracting community.”