|WESTERN RESERVE DIVISION, OHIO CHAPTER
HISTORY of the WESTERN RESERVE DIVISION
The Western Reserve Division was founded on principals promoting the
safe use of electricity, education and uniform enforcement of the
National Electrical Code.
In the mid 1960’s, a group of dedicated founders established the
Western Reserve Electrical Inspector Organization. Its mission was to
promote the values of electrical safety, knowledge and uniform
application of the national electrical code.
During that same period of time, founder Edward J. Loesch, a member of
the Electrical Advisory Committee to the Ohio Board of Building
Standards, submitted a request to the board to develop a State
program for certifying electrical safety inspectors.
After many hearings before the Board of Building Standards, a
proposal for state certification of electrical safety inspectors was
submitted to the Ohio legislation for their consideration and
After extensive debate in the Ohio Legislation, House Bill No.991 was
approved and signed into law by Governor Rhodes,
September 4, 1970 (ORC 3783).
In January, 1972, the Western Reserve Electrical Inspectors joined the
International Association of Electrical Inspectors and became, by
Charter No. 9-54-2,
the Western Reserve Division, Ohio Chapter.
We continue today, to be Professional Certified Electrical Inspectors
dedicated to the principals of electrical safety. Supporting the
application of Code uniformity, knowledge and education. We invite our
brothers and sisters in the electrical industry to join us and to support
Jerald M. Gerber
Western Reserve Division, IAEI
JERALD M. GERBER IS THE LAST LIVING FOUNDING MEMBER
OF THE WESTERN RESERVE DIVISION IN THIS AREA
HE IS ALSO OUR HISTORIAN
THE WESTERN RESERVE DIVISION WISHES TO THANK JERRY FOR HIS MANY YEARS OF SERVICE.