Sommers Awards Recognize Student Achievement in Electrical Engineering Technology at Conestoga

TAVISTOCK, ON –Two students from the Electrical Engineering Technology Program at Conestoga College were recognized for outstanding achievement as winners of the Kay & Wes Sommers Award at the program’s recent graduation ceremonies in Kitchener, Ontario.

Attending the presentation of the Kay & Wes Sommers Awards for 2012 were (left to right) David Vos, Kenneth Sommers (President of Sommers Motor Generator Sales Ltd.), Bobbi Sommers, Thayse Farias and, representing Conestoga’s Electrical Engineering Technology Program, David Garner.

Thayse Farias received her award for achievement in the Process Control section of Electrical Engineering Technology studies, while David Vos was the recipient of the award for studies in Alternative Energy.

Since 1987, the Wes and Kay Sommers Awards are presented annually to the top students who demonstrate a positive attitude towards learning, high academic excellence and an outstanding ability to achieve the program’s objectives. The awards are sponsored by Sommers Motor Generator Sales Ltd., which was established by Kay and Wes Sommers in 1936 and is today Canada’s leading manufacturer of standby and prime power systems.

Conestoga has offered Electrical Engineering Technology students a choice of options in Process Control and Alternative Energy since 2008. The Process Control stream qualifies graduates in traditional technologist roles related to automating the operation and control of manufacturing and assembly systems. The Alternative Energy option was introduced to focus on technologies for alternative energy production including wind power, photovoltaic (solar) cells, geothermal, biomass and micro-hydro.

Kenneth Sommers, President and son of the company’s founders and his wife, Bobbi, presented the awards. “Recognizing talented young people like this is a great way for Sommers to celebrate its 75th year of advancing power technology,” he said. “We’re very pleased to have such an opportunity to support the future of our industry in Canada.”

About Sommers
Located in Tavistock, Ontario, Sommers Motor Generator Sales Ltd. has been a trusted name in generating, delivering and applying electrical power for over 75 years. Generator systems are Sommers only business. Today, Sommers is a leading manufacturer of packaged generator systems for industrial, commercial and residential applications.

Sommers offers a complete range of diesel, natural gas and propane systems for standby, off-grid and PTO applications. As a generator specialist, they are backed by proven technical experience and extensive aftermarket and parts facilities. Sommers maintains a large in-stock inventory of new generators for sale up to 1 MW and a diesel rental fleet from 16 kW to 2 MW. Sommers is the “Power House” to depend on.

For more information, contact Sommers at 1-800-690-2396 for the generator systems specialist in your area or visit Sommers online at