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Luna repeats as
of the Year
For the ninth consecutive year BICSI’s Winter
Conference hosted the Cabling Skills Challenge,
in which cabling installers and technicians compete for the title Installer of the Year. And for the
second consecutive year, Alberto Luna, a BICSI-certified Technician and project manager with
Total Network Consulting ( www.totalnetworkcon-sultingllc.com), took home the Installer of the
Year title and its accompanying $5,000 prize.
He was one of 14 competitors in the 2016 event.
Luna’s receipt of a trophy and cash award for
his repeat performance as Installer of the Year
was one of several awards bestowed upon BICSI
members during the association’s annual awards
banquet, which was held Wednesday, February 3.
The other awards given to individuals during the ceremony were as follows.
The Harry J. Pfister Award for Excellence in the
Telecommunications Industry, awarded by the University
of South Florida College of Engineering, was given to
Andre Jimenez, vice president of technology at Anixter
( www.anixter.com). Jimenez received the award for his
work throughout his 20-plus-year career in the fields of
telecommunications testing and product certification.
The Presidential Eagle Award, selected by BICSI’s
president, is given to an individual who has exhibited
leadership, sacrifice and faith in BICSI and the industry as a whole, having shown dedication to a greater
cause over a period of time. The 2016 award was presented to Bob Erickson for his work on numerous BICSI
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