TIA Honors Emplit with Posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award

Feb. 12, 2024
Ray Emplit, who passed away in November 2023, served on TIA cabling standards committees beginning in 1998.
Telecommunications Industry Association

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) posthumously honored Ray Emplit with its Lifetime Achievement Award, for Emplit’s decades of contributions to TIA standards-development projects.

“With over 50 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Ray was an invaluable member of the TR-42 engineering committee,” the TIA said in a statement announcing the honor. “As a long-standing member since 1998, Ray held numerous leadership roles within TR-42, including chair of the committee and various subcommittees.

“An expert in the field of spaces and pathways, and end-to-end connectivity solutions, his guidance has helped shape and define industry standards, making him a true influencer and leaving a remarkable legacy,” the TIA added.

The TR-42 committee met in Charleston, SC the week of February 5, during which Emplit’s longtime employer Harger Lightning and Grounding sponsored a reception honoring his career and legacy.

Emplit passed away at the age of 75 on November 23, 2023 after being diagnosed with aplastic anemia.

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