ERA Honors Bob Evans, CPMR, of EK Micro with 2019 Tess Hill Award


March 12, 2019
Contact: Neda Simeonova / Communications Director /

ERA Honors Bob Evans, CPMR, of EK Micro with 2019 Tess Hill Award

Kathie Cahill, CPMR, of Net Sales Company presents the Third Annual Tess Hill Award to Bob Evans, CPMR, of EK Micro at the 2019 ERA Conference.

At its 50th Anniversary Conference, held in Austin, Texas, Feb. 24-26, the Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) presented the third annual Tess Hill Award to Bob Evans, CPMR, president of EK Micro in Rolling Meadows, Ill.

Evans was recognized for his nearly 20 years of contribution to ERA at the chapter and national levels, his long-standing commitment to education as the current chair of the Chapter Leadership Council, and his service to both the Chicagoland-Wisconsin Chapter and the ERA Executive Committee.

This award was created in 2017 to honor Tess Hill, a long-time ERA staff member. It recognizes individuals for their longevity of service to ERA, for inspiring volunteerism in its highest form and for their dedication to ERA’s educational mission.

“To say that it was humbling for me to receive an award bearing Tess Hill’s name, and one previously bestowed upon Tess and Kathie Cahill, would be a gross understatement,” Evans said. “In my mind, they have always been foundational figures of ERA, setting a standard of excellence rarely equaled. To be mentioned in their company was an amazing surprise to me, for which I am very grateful.”

ERA CEO Walter E. Tobin added, “Bob is a tireless advocate for ERA. His commitment to serving and strengthening our organizations through his work on the Chapter Leadership Council, the Chapter Officers Leadership Training (COLT) program and the Executive Committee makes him the natural choice as the recipient of the 2019 Tess Hill Award.”

Evans also is a recipient of the 2014 Ray Hall Spirit of ERA Award and 2011 Jess Spoonts ERA White Pin Award.

About ERA
The 84-year-old Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) is the international trade organization for professional field sales companies in the global electronics industries, manufacturers who go to market through representative firms and global distributors. It is the mission of ERA to support the professional field sales function through programs and activities that educate, inform and advocate for manufacturers’ representatives, the principals they represent and the distributors who are reps’ partners in local territories. For more information about ERA, visit

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