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BICSI Winter Conference’s top installer crowned

The third annual Cabling Skills Challenge came to end during the 2010 BICSI Winter Conference & Exhib...


January 27, 2010  


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The third annual Cabling Skills Challenge came to end during the 2010 BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition late last week in Orlando, Fla. with Jesse Spearman continuing to dominate the competition.

After completing several events, including structured cabling; copper cable terminations; fiber termination; cable assembly; cable troubleshooting, technical support; professionalism; and a written competency exam, winners of each level were named at the annual awards banquet:

  

ITS Installer 1

1st James E. Sundy, Staley, Inc., Little Rock, Ark.

2nd Stephen Janis Jr, Vision Technologies, Baltimore, Md.

3rd Steven Hartley, Staley, Inc., Little Rock, Ark.  

 

ITS Installer 1

1st James E. Sundy, Staley Inc., Little Rock, Ark.

2nd Stephen Janis Jr, Vision Technologies, Baltimore, Md.

3rd Steven Hartley, Staley Inc., Little Rock, Ark.  

 

ITS Installer 2

1st Jeffrey Johnson, Staley, Inc., Little Rock, Ark.

2nd Robert Bishop, Mon Valley Technologies, Morgantown, W. Va.

3rd Vincent Santucci, Vision Technologies, Glen Burnie, Md.

 

ITS Technician

1st Place: Jessie Spearman, Vision Technologies, Ranson, W. Va.

2nd Place: James D. Castro, Unemployed, Riverview, Fla.

3rd Place: Eugene Mahfood, Quality Communication Power & Security, Davie, Fla.

 

The overall winner with the highest score of the competition was named BICSI Installer of the Year. Spearman walked away with the honour and US$5,000 for the third year in a row.

 

Other awards were donated by challenge sponsors, including AFL Telecommunications; BTR NTECOM, Inc.; Corning; DYMO/RHINO; ERICO; HellermanTyton; Klein Tools, Inc.; IDEAL Industries, Inc.; JDSU; KITCO Fiber Optics; Panduit; RANDL Industries, Inc.; NextLAN; Specified Technology Inc.

 

BICSI also released the following statistics on the conference:

 

Total attendees: 4,666

Total professional attendees: 1,610

Total exhibiting companies/exhibitors: 154 companies with 526 representatives

Total guests: 168

Total Exhibit Hall one-day passes: 2,040

Pre-conference seminars attendance: 937

First-time attendees at a BICSI Conference: 83