WHMA Announces 2023 Hall of Fame and Volunteer Excellence Awards

In recognition and acknowledgment of their extraordinary contributions to the Wiring Harness Manufacturer’s Association (WHMA) and the cable and wire harness industry, two long-time WHMA members were presented with coveted WHMA awards. A WHMA Hall of Fame and a WHMA Volunteer Excellence Award were presented at WHMA’s 30th Annual Wire Harness Conference on February 16.

This WHMA Hall of Fame Award recognizes extraordinary contributions with broad significance to the cable and wire harness industry and distinguished service to WHMA. Award recipients support the advancement of industry, consistent with the goals and mission of WHMA. This is the highest level of recognition WHMA can give to a member and is based on exceptional merit over the long term.

This year’s inductee was Donnie Hill, Precision Mfg. Co. Hill was recognized for his long-term service and strategic and passionate leadership to WHMA as a Board Member, six years as WHMA Board Vice Chair, key architect in the IPC/WHMA affiliation; and many years of support promoting WHMA and the programs of WHMA and contributions to WHMA’s mission to lead, educate and connect members globally.“WHMA Hall of Fame winners represent the best of the best—strategic, visionary and committed—Donnie has demonstrated passion, dedication and a continued commitment to propel the harness, cable and interconnect industry forward,” said Joe DeMan, WHMA Board Chair. “WHMA is honored to acknowledge Donnie’s hard work. He is truly a champion of our industry.”

The WHMA Volunteer Excellence Award honors individuals from WHMA-member companies who have demonstrated ongoing leadership in WHMA activities and have contributed significant time and talent to the association and the cable and wire harness industry.                                

This year’s recipient was Micah Durham, Schleuniger. Durham was recognized for his contributions to the wiring harness industry through service on the WHMA Board of Directors, significant contributions to the WHMA annual meeting and Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo (EWPTE) program planning.           

"The leadership shown by Micah has made a significant impact on WHMA and will do so for years to come," said DeMan. "We are privileged that Micah has chosen to share his knowledge and expertise with WHMA and with the entire global wire harness manufacturing industry." 

For additional information on WHMA’s annual wire harness conference, visit https://annualconference.whma.org/.