Join us April 6, 2024, at the Hartford Marriott Downtown, Hartford, Conn. for WCMA’s 38th Annual Distinguished Career Awards Ceremony and Dinner.

Attended by industry leaders, executives, representatives, and guests from the electrical and electronic wire and cable industry, this event's cocktail hour has been deemed “the year’s best two hours of wire and cable industry networking” for producers of electrical and electronic wire and cable.

The 2024 Recipients are:

  • Tom Artinian, Principal, Artinian Group
  • Larry Bleich, Vice President, R&D, CommScope
  • Anthony Fedor, Senior Product Manager, Cable, Times Microwave
  • David Fisher, President, James Monroe Wire & Cable
  • Ron Gibson, Project Manager, Service Wire Co.
  • Brian Holden, National Accounts Mgr., Carris Reels (retired)
  • Mike Patel, Director of Marketing, Teknor Apex
  • Tom White, President, New England Wire Technologies

Also, please stay tuned for our announcement about our 2nd Annual 2024 Young Professional of the Year

VIDEO - About the Award

VIDEO - Distinguished Career Award History & Selection Process

  WCMA thanks Mattingly Graphix for producing this video.

 Schedule of Events

4:00 - 5:30 PM - Registration

5:30 - 7:00 PM - Networking Reception

7:15 - 9:00 PM - Awards Presentation & Dinner

*Please note that the entire event is being held at the Hartford Marriott Downtown, not the Convention Center.

Table and Seat Reservation Pricing - (Deadline, March 27, 2024)

Table Reservation (10 seats) - $2,200 per table

  • Full tables will include a company name placard

Partial Group/Individual Reservations - $220 per person

  • Individuals and partial groups will be contacted to review seating options to fill partial tables

 Sponsorship Level Pricing

SUPPORTING SPONSORSHIP: $700/Members, $950 Non-Members (Program Listing)

PREMIER SPONSORSHIP: $850/Member, $1,000 Non-Members (Program Listing, Sign Listing, Multi-Locations allowed)

MAJOR SPONSORSHIPContact Ed Fenton for more details -

*Proceeds generated from sponsorships help support our annual donations.

 Completing Your Registration 

STEP ONE: Select the Reserve - Sponsor button to complete the registration form and submit payment.

Note: You can reserve seats and sponsor, or return later to sponsor if necessary.   Also, sponsorships are not required to attend

STEP TWO:  After completing registration, a prompt will ask you to provide your seating list or hold seats. You can return later to update your seating list by using the Seating List Update button below to provide us with the names of the people in your party.

An individual or single-seat reservation does not need to submit a seating list. 

Any changes or last-minute updates to your seating list should be sent to

Reserve - Sponsor Seating List Update

 Hotel Accommodations - Hartford Marriott Downtown

A reservation link will be sent to registrants. 


2023 Award Recipients

  William (WT) Bigbee, Vice President Operations, Encore Wire

Rich Carr, CEO, Sequel Wire & Cable

Denise Coyle, Sales Manager, Fluoropolymer Resources Ltd.

Scott Harden, President, Provideon Wire & Cable

Drew Richards, CEO, RichardsApex

John Rivers, Regional Sales Manager, Fluorogistx

Greg Smith, President/CEO, International Wire Group

Ronald Tessier, Senior Director Operations, Berk-Tek Leviton
Bottom Row (L to R): Bigbee, Coyle, Richards, Harden
Top Row (L to R): Tessier, Rivers, Smith, Carr


 Photo Gallery