| Award Finalist
Tech Electronics, Inc.
Jim Canova started Tech Electronics in 1963 at the age of 27. Using
his electrical engineering ability while honing his selling skills
at PTO meetings, Canova began installing public address systems
in the growing St. Louis County School District. He developed a
reputation as the person to rely on for intercoms, public address
and sound systems.
has since expanded its services to include installing fire alarms,
security systems, healthcare communications equipment, telephone
systems and more. Tech Electronics has 200 employees, a fleet
of 50 trucks, remote locations and a St. Louis city campus of
six separate buildings-on the same site where he started the company
38 years ago.
has distinguished itself by providing 24-hour maintenance service
and by making sure employees have the latest technical training.
Canova has passed on his interest in technology and entrepreneurship
to his three children who hold management positions in the company.
His son, Kurt, was recently named president, while Canova is chairman
of the board. (back)