Annual Achievement Awards

The NAED Annual Achievement Awards recognize the companies and individuals who have made significant contributions to the electrical industry and NAED. All of the Annual Achievement Award winners will be recognized at the NAED National Meeting

Arthur W. Hooper Achievement Award

Presented to an individual who has had an exceptional career in distribution that covers the span of many years.

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Distributor Distinguished Service Award

This award is given to an individual for outstanding and dedicated service to the Association and the electrical distribution industry.

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Given to an individual associated with an electrical manufacturing firm, who has consistently been active in promoting and supporting the tenets and goals of NAED.

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Industry Award of Merit

Honors an associate company that has been exceptionally active in promoting, supporting and improving the electrical distribution channel.

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Women in Industry Trailblazer Award

This award recognizes a woman in the industry for outstanding and dedicated service to NAED, its Women in Industry group, and the electrical distribution industry. 

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The Honorary Life Membership Awardopen to retiring distributor and manufacturer members, recognizes the accomplishments that these members have made throughout their careers to NAED and the electrical distribution channel. The honoree must be retired from active participation. 

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tED Magazine, the official publication of NAED, annually celebrates excellence from across the electrical industry.


The Best of the Best

This annual marketing competition recognizes the best marketing practices in the electrical industry by showcasing distributor and supplier companies that have successfully implemented marketing tactics in a variety of categories. Recipients will be recognized at a special ceremony during the NAED 2024 Marketing Summit. 

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30 under 35 

Representing today’s top emerging leaders, the “30 Under 35” award annually recognizes 30 talented young professionals who have the initiative, drive, integrity and creativity to move the industry forward in the decades to come. Recipients will be recognized at a special ceremony during the NAED LEAD Conference. 

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