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ABC Names the 2022 Craft Professional of the Year

SAN ANTONIO, March 16—Associated Builders and Contractors today announced Adam Haywood, electrical foreman and safety officer at Premier Power LLC, Tewksbury, Massachusetts, was named the 2022 Craft Professional of the Year. Haywood was honored at ABC Convention 2022 in San Antonio on March 15.

ABC presents the annual Craft Professional of the Year award to a construction craft professional who excels in his or her field, demonstrating a commitment to safety, education and the merit shop philosophy.

“In his nomination form, Adam Haywood was called ‘quite possibly the most skilled electrician in the state,’” said 2022 National Chair of the ABC Board of Directors Stephanie Schmidt, president, Poole Anderson Construction, State College, Pennsylvania. “But beyond that, it’s clear that he’s a leader in safety, quality, technology and attitude both on and off the jobsite. Adam has more than two decades in the construction industry—and has made it his mission to promote careers in the field and give back to the next generation of craftspeople.”

Haywood is a licensed vocational instructor who teaches apprentices preparing to sit for the state journey-level worker’s exam. Over the course of his career, Haywood said he’s helped dozens of apprentices gain the knowledge, experience and confidence to become successful electricians, leaders and mentors to the next generation.

“I use my own experience as an example, having climbed the ladder from a 14-year-old working in the shop sorting materials all the way up to my current position running multiple jobs and crews. With all the new technologies that are out there and the push for renewable energy, there are far more cutting-edge career opportunities than there are people willing to fill the roles,” said Haywood.

As Craft Professional of the Year, Haywood received a $10,000 cash prize. Co-sponsors of Craft Professional of the Year are NCCER, the training, assessment, certification and career development standard for the construction industry, and Tradesmen International, North America’s premier craft professional staffing resource. Haywood will also be profiled in the June issue of Construction Executive magazine.

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