2018 BICSI Board of Directors Election

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W_Pat_McMurrayPat McMurray, RCDD, DCDC, NTS, OSP (incumbent)
President at T&R Communications, Inc.
221 Lathrop Way Ste. C
Sacramento, CA, 95815
Tel: +1 916.978.5828 or +1 916.705.6726
Email: pmcmurray@trcomm-inc.com

Pat McMurray’s, RCDD, DCDC, NTS, OSP, exposure to low-voltage cabling began on the Engineering Lab bench at 3Com Corporation in the early ‘80s. 3Com developed the first PC LAN Ethernet card which operated on Thick Ethernet, 10Base-5 and eventually Thin Ethernet, 10Base-2 which few in the construction trade knew how to install. This lack of knowledge became an opportunity, Lab Technician during the day and Cabling Technician in the evenings. While repairing a Thin Ethernet cabling system McMurray met one of the owners of T&R Communications, they agreed that the combination of their license, trucks, tools and technicians, together with his knowledge of Ethernet cabling would be a good marriage. He joined T&R Communications, Inc. in 1985 as a Technician/Project Manager, the cross-over from a high-tech company to contracting company was an interesting transition. T&R Communication, Inc. excelled at low-voltage cabling, the owners at T&R allowed him to become a partner of T&R shortly after joining the team, managing the technical portion of the business. T&R would become one of the largest low-voltage cabling companies in Northern California. In the late ‘90s, T&R chose to become part of a Nationwide roll-up of low-voltage companies named NetVersant Solutions. NetVersant Solutions excelled for a number of years but eventually became victim to the global recession and restructured in 2009. While at NetVersant he served as Director of Structured Cabling Systems and eventually General Manager of Northern California. The restructure of NetVersant created an opportunity for T&R Communications, Inc. to be reborn and the company is steadily growing as a premier ICT contractor in Northern California. Currently McMurray is the President of T&R Communications, Inc. and manages the sales, as well as the administrative portion of the business.

Involvement with BICSI activities, committees, and membership:
McMurray joined BICSI over 25 years ago when he learned of the RCDD credential. He currently serves as the BICSI Western Region Director and is enjoying his role as it allows me to give back to the organization that helped him in his successes. He’s also currently participates in the Technician Education & Outreach (TEO) Subcommittee because he’s interested in recruiting young talent into the industry. He has attended most west coast BICSI conferences since becoming a member of BICSI; he finds the conferences a great opportunity to catch-up on ICT industry technical advances and industry friends.

If elected, McMurray will:
McMurray would like to focus on enhancing BICSI’s professional designations perceived value. As an ICT contractor of the past 30 years he has seen the “call out” for RCDDs and BICSI-certified Technicians on RFPs on the decline. Individuals who achieve these certifications are the “Best of Class” in our industry and add value to the installation of ICT systems. We need increase the visibility of the BICSI certifications to the consultants, architects, general contractors, government agencies and labor management training programs.

Additional volunteer experience:
Serve as Western Region Director – 1 ½ years; Serve on the Sacramento NECA board – 6 years; Serve on Northern California IBEW-NECA Joint Apprenticeship Training and Trust Committee – 9 years; Serve on IBEW-NECA Local 340 SubJATC – 12 years; Volunteer Fire Fighter/ First Responder Upper Lake Fire Protection District 1994-1996; Boy Scout leader 1994-1997.