Recognizing industry leaders, veterans, and career achievements since 1985.


2024 Award Recipients

On April 6, 2024, WCMA celebrated its 38th Annual Distinguished Career Awards Ceremony and Dinner at the Hartford Marriott Downtown, Hartford, Conn.  

Bottom (L to R):  Fisher, Artinian, Patel
Top (L to R):  Fedor, Gibson, White, Bleich

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



About the WCMA Distinguished Career Award

Attended by industry leaders, executives, representatives, and guests from the electrical and electronic wire and cable industry, the WCMA Annual Distinguished Career Award Ceremony recognizes individuals in wire and cable who served the industry for a minimum of 25 years and during that time demonstrated outstanding professional acumen along with personal attributes of an exceptional degree.

The Award was originally named for the late Charles D. Scott (1915-1983), founder and president of Northeast Wire Co., Holyoke, Mass., who, as an outstanding businessman, upstanding citizen and kind and helpful mentor and friend who personified the qualities of Career, Contribution, and Character, which are the basis for the Award.

Members may Nominate a Candidate using the form provided:     Nomination Form

To learn more about the award and its selection process, please review this video:

Video - Distinguished Career Award History and Selection Process

WCMA thanks Mattingly Graphix for producing this video.


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Ceremony Schedule of Events

4:00 - 5:30 PM - Registration

5:30 - 7:00 PM - Networking Reception

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


2024 Table and Seat Reservation Pricing 

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

2024 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.