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EGSA Honors Member Achievements at Annual Spring Convention

Posted On: 4-10-2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                    April 2, 2012

EGSA Honors Member Achievements at Annual Spring Convention

Boca Raton, FL -The Electrical Generating Systems Association (EGSA) is pleased to announce the awards and recipients that were presented during the 47th annual Spring Convention held in Austin, TX from March 25th through 27th.

On March 26th, during the annual Awards Banquet and Reception, three EGSA Members were honored for their commitment to the On-Site Power Industry and the Association.

The following awards were presented:

The William Timmler Award is given annually to honor an individual for outstanding work as a Committee Chairman. First awarded more than 42 years ago (1970), this prestigious award was presented to Mr. Bob Hafich, of Emergency Systems Service Company in Quakertown, PA.

Bob has been with EGSA for more than a decade and during this time, has actively served the Association in many ways. This award was in recognition of Bob’s active leadership role as EGSA Membership Chairman from 2008 until 2011, as well as his outstanding contributions to the Committee from 2004 until 2011.

The Leroy H. Carpenter Award, an award given annually since 1972, honors an individual for long and outstanding service to EGSA. The Carpenter Award was presented to Mr. Charlie Habic of Gillette Generators of Elkhart, IN.

Charlie has a long history of active service with the Association. His list of achievements ranges from his service as a Member of the Board of Directors from 2007 to 2009 to his active role in the Membership and Communications & Conventions Committees. He was also Chair of the Ad Hoc Nominating Procedures Committee in 2009 and 2010.

Established in 1994, the Gordon Johnson Lifetime Membership Achievement Award is given on an “as-needed” basis to honor an individual who has devoted his or her career to the betterment of the Association and to the On-Site Power Industry. This “Member Emeritus” award is only awarded to such individuals upon retirement from the Industry and to whom the Association feels worthy of the title “Member for Life.”

The Gordon Johnson Lifetime Membership Award was presented to Mr. Gary Kidwell. Gary embodies the “Member for Life” status. After a 46 year career in On-Site Power, Gary retired in 2011 from ASCO Power Technologies after 36 years with them. His involvement in EGSA has been extensive since joining more than 36 years ago.

He has been tireless in his energy and support of EGSA, from chairing Communications & Convention Committees, serving two terms on the Executive Board in both 2001 and 2007 and was instrumental in the founding of the Strategic Long Range Planning Committee. Gary was also the recipient of the Leroy Carpenter Award in 2004 for his long and outstanding service to EGSA.

“These gentlemen are to be recognized not only for the service to EGSA, but also to the Industry. Each of these recipients embodies the great spirit of volunteerism that has been one of the hallmarks of EGSA. They are to be commended for their efforts and these wonderful achievements,” stated Mr. Michael Pope, EGSA 2012 President.

Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, the Electrical Generating Systems Association (EGSA) is the world’s largest organization exclusively dedicated to the On-Site Power Generation Industry. Comprised of more than 800 companies throughout the U.S. and around the world that make, sell, distribute and use On-Site Power generation technology and equipment, EGSA encourages the exchange of ideas and information for the mutual benefit of its Members, the industry and end-users and serves as a source of information, education and training while actively promoting professionalism, communication and international cooperation. The Association is also the leading authority on recommended practices and the monitoring of performance standards for the On-Site Power Industry.

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