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Graduate Engineer Award 2005

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article image Graduate Engineer Award 2005 recipient, Geordie Mitchell.

GEORDIE Mitchell is the winner of the inaugural Graduate Electrical Power Engineer of the Year Award for 2005.

NHP hosted the inaugural Graduate Electrical Power Engineer of the Year Award with a cocktail evening at NHP's national manufacturing and distribution facility in North Laverton on March 9.

NHP, together with Engineers Australia's Electrical College, and the Electrical Energy Society of Australia, have sponsored the inaugural award.

The award recognises individual excellence in the field of electrical power engineering within six years of graduation.

Successfully pursuing a career in the electrical power supply industry since his graduation in 2001, Geordie has been a consultant engineer and software technical manager in the power transmission sector for over five years.

Lloyd Thomas, Managing Director/CEO and Amal Hanna Chair of Electrical Board of Engineers Australia, presented the inaugural award.

"It is important to recognise excellence in the field of Electrical Power Engineering; this award encourages future development for young power engineers in the Australian and world market," said Lloyd Thomas.

As winner of the award Geordie Mitchell will receive a trip to Germany in November this year to attend the SPC/IPC/Drives electrical fair in Nuremberg, compliments of NHP. Also included in the trip will be visits to a number of major European electrical manufacturing plants.

By sponsoring such initiatives, NHP continues to recognise the significant contributions young engineers have made in the few years after their graduation and understands the importance of promoting the field of electrical engineering.

The evening also celebrated the launch of NHP's new Concept Powersafe Panelboard and the company’s latest online information facilities: corporate web site, Online Resource Centre and 'e'Catalogue.

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