Klein Tools, an Illinois-based designer and manufacturer of hand tools for the electrical industry, has selected Forest Grove resident Brent Heesacker as the Northwest regional winner in its annual Electrician of the Year contest.
Heesacker was selected from among hundreds of applicants because of his "outstanding professional achievement, commitment to safety excellence and community dedication," company officials said.
Heesacker, a general foreman for On Electric Group in Portland, is "a problem-solver, mentor and leader at work. He constantly demonstrates ingenuity when approaching problems and finds unique solutions that can help save his customers thousands," according to a press release from Klein Tools.
A foreman by day, Heesacker is a farmer by night. Forest Grove's Heesacker Farms raises beef cows to provide meat to the local Portland community, and also participates in various blood drives and at the Oregon Food Bank.
Members of the public will have a chance to vote online for their favorite Electrician of the Year finalist from Sept. 11 to 15 on Klein Tools' Facebook page. The grand prize winner will be announced Sept. 27 via Klein Tools' Facebook Live.