Honoring Lewis E. Springer upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition

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  • 23 / May / 2013
  • 30 / May / 2013
  • 30 / May / 2013

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Lewis E. Springer upon the occasion of
his designation for special recognition

WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body to take note of and
publicly acknowledge individuals of remarkable integrity and character
who have inspired and brought pride to our majestic Empire State with
their strong contributions to the community and model citizenry; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Lewis E. Springer upon the occasion of his designation for special
recognition; and
WHEREAS, Lewis Edson Springer II was born on October 30, 1938; he was
raised in Auburn, New York, and graduated from East High in 1956; and
WHEREAS, He continued his education and earned his degree in Elec-
trical Engineering from Cornell University in 1962; upon graduation,
Lewis E. Springer began his career at General Electric in Syracuse, New
York; and
WHEREAS, In 1964, Lewis E. Springer founded Creative Electric, Inc. in
his hometown of Auburn, New York; as founder and president, Creative
Electric started with two employees and grew to 33; and
WHEREAS, Under the leadership of Lewis E. Springer and his partner,
Jack Hayden, Creative Electric, Inc. designed, developed, and manufac-
tured electronic components and sub-systems for the United States
defense department; it also made anti-radar tracking used in the AWACS
planes and the Patriot Missile System for the United States Army; and
WHEREAS, In 1989, Lewis E. Springer bought the company's competitor
Andersen Laboratories of Bloomfield, Connecticut and took the company to
another level, adding military products and designing and building
commercial products; in 1998, he sold the Company; and
WHEREAS, Today, the Company continues to manufacture many of the same
devices designed and developed by Lewis E. Springer, devices sold all
over the world; he was considered a genius in his field by his customers
as well as his competitors; and
WHEREAS, Creative Electric has been one of the most successful small
businesses in Auburn, New York, a business that continues on, even if
the name has changed; and
WHEREAS, Since 1964, Lewis E. Springer has hosted an annual Christmas
party for family, friends, local business people, community leaders and
politicians; what began as a small office party in 1964 has grown to a
party of over 400 people; and
WHEREAS, Lewis E. Springer's generosity and kindness has provided this
venue to kick off the Christmas season and has become an event that
brings so many people together to share in the holiday spirit; and
WHEREAS, A dedicated member of a community he loves, Lewis E. Springer
has given of his time and energies through his involvement on various
Boards over the years; he was also a major supporter for the building of
the new baseball stadium in the 1990s; today, Falcon Park is home of the
Auburn Doubledays Baseball Team, which is currently affiliated with the
Washington Nationals, a member of the NY-Penn league; in addition, many
sports teams have worn the name of Creative Electric on their shirts;
WHEREAS, Other boards that have benefited from Lewis E. Springer's
time and energies are the Auburn YMCA, Auburn Memorial Hospital Board,
Cayuga County Savings Bank, United Way of Cayuga County, and the Merry
Go Round Board, to name a few; and
WHEREAS, One of the first boards Lewis E. Springer served on after
starting his business was the Auburn School Board of Education; he has

been an advocate for excellence in education and continues today by
serving on the Cayuga County Community College Foundation Board; and
WHEREAS, The recipient of numerous awards and accolades, Lewis E.
Springer was honored at a luncheon at the State Capitol where he was
recognized by Governor George Pataki as the 1995 New York State Small
Business Person of the Year; two years later, he was recognized by Cayu-
ga County Chamber of Commerce as the Business Leader of the Year; and
WHEREAS, With him have been his wife, Mary, his three children, Eric,
Douglas, and Bradley, and six grandchildren, all of whom feel privileged
to be a part of his life and rejoice in his achievements; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the quality of life in their community and have shown a long and
sustained commitment to the maintenance of high standards in their
profession, certainly have earned the recognition and applause of all
the citizens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Lewis E. Springer upon the occasion of his designation for special
recognition; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Lewis E. Springer.


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