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Northwire Presents First Ormund A. Kravik Award to 35-Year Team Member Harold Gjerning
Northwire Inc. Posted 12/22/2010Award recognizes innovation, engineering excellence and commitment to quality
OSCEOLA, Wis.—Northwire Technical Cable, an innovative solutions provider in the marketing, design and manufacture of technical and retractile cables and cable assemblies, has presented its Ormund A. Kravik Award to 35-year team member and industry veteran expert Harold Gjerning. The award, named for company founder Ormund A. Kravik, recognizes work ethic, commitment to quality, ingenuity, innovation, integrity, meticulousness, engineering acumen, an entrepreneurial spirit and a comprehensive solution-oriented approach to problem solving. Gjerning was nominated by his Northwire peers for the award.
Gjerning, a resident of Wisconsin, began working at Northwire in 1975 as a cable operator. He was later promoted to extruder operator, quality assurance technician and agency compliance engineer, his current title. Harold holds several professional certifications, including his most recent 2010 accomplishment as a Certified Quality Technician from the American Society of Quality. Additionally, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) recognizes Harold as a Certified Testing Technician. He is responsible for the management of the Supervised Manufacturer Testing Certification at Northwire. These in-house CSA certification capabilities expedite products to market, shorten lead times, reduce certification costs and ensure compliance with agency specifications.
"Harold’s vast experience, leadership and CSA in-house certification capabilities are an integral component of Northwire’s technical and service excellence," says Katina Kravik, chief executive officer of Northwire. "Thirty-five years ago, Harold Gjerning teamed with my grandfather, Ormund Kravik, who recognized and valued Harold’s extraordinary attention to detail and his commitment to quality and engineering excellence. Harold plays an integral role in our industry-leading turnaround time and has served our customers in achieving the vast scope of national and international standards, agency compliance and regulatory and environmental approvals. Harold is highly regarded in the industry and by his Northwire colleagues for his expertise."
For information about Northwire, contact 1.800.468.1516 or +1 715.294.2121 or visit www.northwire.com. ITAR registered, Northwire’s CAGE Code is 7V821.
Northwire offers free design and prototyping services to facilitate our customers’ pursuit of innovative solutions. Specialized staff members help customers navigate complex national and international standards, agency compliance, environmental regulations and electrical, ergonomic and aesthetic requirements.
Northwire, a woman-owned company, is ISO 9001:2008 certified and is engaged in professional company-wide certifications in Six Sigma®, Lean, Project Management and American Society of Quality. The company’s quality control laboratory is a certified testing facility for CSA under ISO 17025. This laboratory subjects the company’s cable products to tests that surpass real-world conditions, including the extremes of bending, flexing, flame, impact, crush, oil and temperature resistance. Northwire also maintains various UL, CSA, IEEE and MSHA approvals and works closely with suppliers to offer RoHS- and REACH-compliant materials.
Northwire, Inc., headquartered in Osceola, Wis., is an industry leader in the marketing, design and manufacture of technical and retractile cables and assemblies for diverse applications in energy, life sciences, government, industrial, machine vision, lighting, underwater and more. Northwire has manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin and New Mexico, USA. Northwire is a member of the NDIA (National Defense Industrial Association), NCMA (National Contract Management Association), EMerge Alliance, AWEA (American Wind Energy Association), RIA (Robotics Industries Association), AIA (Automated Imaging Association), Fieldbus Foundation, ODVA (Open DeviceNet Vendor Association), PI North America, MCAA (Measurement Control and Automation Association), EMVA (European Machine Vision Association), CMES (Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society) and WAI (Wire Association International), among others.
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