News & Views

6th October 2016

NECA member proclaimed SA Business Woman of the Year

05 Oct 2016

Jenny Paradiso, Co-Founder and Managing Director of solar energy business, Suntrix, was recently named the Telstra 2016 South Australian Business Woman of the Year.

With her IT-specialist husband David Hille, Jenny co-founded Suntrix from her kitchen table in 2009,  following their frustration with accessing a local business for solar energy use. Suntrix, later became a member of NECA in 2012.

Now a national company with a multi-million dollar turnover, Suntrix has learned to be innovative with its products, having developed a low-cost solar monitoring tool which shows homes and businesses how their solar energy system operates.  In her acceptance speech, Jenny noted her hope that by the time her young daughters will enter the workforce, workforce opportunities for women will be plentiful enough to ensure that the need for a Woman’s Award will become redundant.

National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) Executive Director South Australia, Larry Moore, praised Jenny’s hard work and commitment to South Australia’s electrical and communications sector.  “Suntrix is a highly respected member of NECA and Jenny is a very talented businesswoman in her own right.  It’s great to see her work recognised at such a prestigious level and I wish her the best of success, representing South Australia at the national event later this year.”

Jenny now goes on to represent the state at the Telstra 2016 Australian Business Women of the Year Awards to be held in November in Melbourne.



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Notes for editors

  1. NECA is the peak industry body representing the interests of electrical and communications contractors Australia-wide.
  2. NECA is run by electrical contractors, for electrical contractors.
  3. We have 5,000 contracting companies as members – and they in turn employ over 50,000 people Australia-wide.
  4. NECA employs almost 350 people across its seven chapters (Queensland, New South Wales, ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia).
  5. The chapters provide NECA members with a range of services including: Industrial Relations, Health & Safety, Legal, Technical, Training, business-support services, product discounts and advocacy representation in Canberra with Government, Industry bodies and Training bodies.
  6. NECA wholly-owns its RTOs and GTOs in NSW, VIC & WA, the EcoSmart Electricians initiative and ACRS – one of the national cabling registrars, and has a joint venture with a superannuation company in NSW (NESS Super).
  7. NECA also employ around 2,000 apprentice electricians and provides training to a further 2,000.
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