Snyder appoints members to Electrical Administrative Board

Monday, Sept. 19, 2011

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Thomas Erdman and Corey Hannahs and the re-appointment of Ernest Harju to the Electrical Administrative Board.  

The board is responsible for licensing and certifying qualified applicants and developing rules and regulations necessary for enforcing of the Electric Safety Act.

"The appointees bring valuable knowledge and skill to the board as it continues to oversee the regulation of the electrical construction industry in Michigan," Snyder said.

Erdman, of Vassar, is president of Nuechterlein Electric Inc. in Frankenmuth. He is a licensed master electrician with nearly 40 years of professional experience in the electrical industry. Erdman is a member of the Frankenmuth Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors and is a former member of the Michigan State Fire Safety Board. He earned a degree in electrical technology from Michigan State University. Erdman will represent electric parts distributors and replaces Joseph Reyes.

Hannahs, of Ann Arbor, serves as president and owner of Hannahs Electric Co. in Ann Arbor. He also serves as an electric apprenticeship instructor and director of education for the Central Michigan Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan. Hannahs is a licensed master electrician. He previously served as an electrician apprentice, journeyman and master for Integrity Electric Inc. in Lansing. Hannahs earned an associate's degree from Lansing Community College. He will represent master electricians serving as a supervisor and replaces Mark Bauer.

Harju, of Champion, serves as a consultant for U.P. Engineering of Houghton, where he consults for several electrical design projects in the Upper Peninsula. Previously, he served as a back-up electrical inspector for Dickinson and Iron Counties and as a plan reviewer for Houghton County. Harju has more than 47 years of experience in the electrical construction industry and holds masters electrician licenses in several states. He is a veteran of the Michigan Army National Guard.

Appointees will serve three-year terms expiring Aug. 10, 2014. The appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

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