NSCA Announces 2015 Winner of Lifetime Achievement Award

February 3, 2015

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, Feb. 3, 2015 — The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) is excited to announce Jack Toerner as the association’s annual Per Haugen Lifetime Achievement Award winner. Toerner will be recognized on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, during NSCA’s 17th annual Business & Leadership Conference in Tampa, FL.

“We’re honored to pay tribute to yet another individual who has been instrumental in moving the industry forward,” says NSCA’s Executive Director Chuck Wilson. “Jack served as NSCA’s president from 1993 to 1995; he has been supporting the systems integration industry for decades.”

Toerner also headed up the NSCA Education Foundation’s first board of directors when it was established a few years later in 1999. In that same year, Toerner’s company – American Sound and Electronics – became the first NSCA Education Foundation donor, making a $10,000 gift in honor of Lou Toerner, Jack’s father.

Toerner currently serves as owner of American Sound and Electronics (ASE) in Covington, KY, purchasing the company in 1986 after his father retired. He has helped the company introduce new technologies to its customers. Even though the company got its start in pro audio, it now provides security and video, board room, nurse call, digital signage, and data/voice cabling solutions.

“It is an absolute honor to have been selected as a recipient of the NSCA Lifetime Achievement Award,” says Toerner. “As someone who was born and raised in our industry, and as someone who was given the opportunity to serve as NSCA president, I can’t overstate my gratitude – not only for the award, but for NSCA’s continuing excellence as an advocate for me, my team, and for all of us.”

The Per Haugen Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded to an individual who exhibits:

  • Dedication to philanthropy and social responsibility
  • Business practices with high ethics, values, integrity, and honesty
  • Active leadership in the financial well-being of his/her company and NSCA
  • Strong values in every aspect of his/her life


About NSCA
The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) is the leading not-for-profit association representing the commercial low-voltage electronic systems industry. NSCA is a powerful advocate for all who work within the low-voltage industry, including systems contractors/integrators, product manufacturers, consultants, sales representatives, architects, specifying engineers, and other allied professionals. NSCA is dedicated to serving its contractor members and all channel stakeholders through advocacy, education, member services, and networking designed to improve business performance. For more information, visit www.nsca.org.

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