The N.C. Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors presented the 10th Annual Continuing Education Instructor of the Year award to Robert Dale Litten of Franklin at the North Carolina Electrical Institute Meeting last month.
Over the years, Litten has been a consistent resource for the electrical industry, serving as an educator and mentor to many electricians and contractors. He instructs continuing education courses approved by N.C. Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors. Litten’s courses are an asset to those in the industry and those who seek quality continuing education services. He was one of the first Continuing Education Providers and Instructors for the N.C. Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors that started in 1991.
Litten was born in 1926 in Indiana and is 87 years old. He started his career in the electrical industry in engineering when he joined the Navy in 1944. He served active duty in WWII and then stayed in the Navy Reserve until called back for active duty in the Korean War. Most of his reserve time was training and administration. Litten was a qualified Naval instructor in engineering. He remained in the Navy Reserve until retirement in 1986 as an engineering officer. He has 69 years of experience in the electrical field, with 33 years as a licensed electrical contractor in the state of North Carolina.
Litten strives to help the electrical industry stay on top of the newest changes and stay productive.
Litten has been married to his wife, Gwen, for 67 years and lives in Franklin. He has a son, Joe, and two grandsons who live in California. Litten is also an asset to his community. He has been a member of Boy Scouts of America since 1938 and is a Silver Beaver recipient. He has served in all levels of Scouting in the Daniel Boone Council. He is a founding member of the West Macon Fire & Rescue and is still active.