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2017 Technician of the Year - Rick Rothfuss, Prime Power Services

Posted On: 9-19-2017

Rick Rothfuss of Prime Power Services Named 2017 EGSA Technician of the Year

Rick Rothfuss

EGSA and Prime Power Services are proud to announce that Rick Rothfuss has been named the 2017 EGSA Technician of the Year Award (TOYA) winner. Rick, his wife and the President and Vice President of Prime Power Systems, Addie Mathes and Richard Knittel, were in attendance at the EGSA Fall Conference in Minneapolis to celebrate this industry accolade in its fourth year of being awarded.

Recognizing that generator technicians had no formal achievement recognition program until 2014, the EGSA Technician of the Year Award is our association’s way of honoring and showcasing the on-site power industry’s first responders and unsung heroes, who determinedly give their time and attention to the power generation systems and packaged engineered solutions around the globe.

Generator technicians are responsible for servicing, maintaining, selling parts and providing customer assurance. In our industry, technical knowledge is respected and expected, but the ability to think and act under pressure is what separates elite technicians from the shade tree mechanic. These pieces of equipment are sensitive and complex systems that require expertise to keep the power on! The systems a technician works on can sometimes be the difference between a life or death situation.

EGSA is a trade organization for the on-site power industry whose membership encompasses generator manufacturers, distributors and EGSA Certified technicians from coast to coast. To be nominated for the industry TOYA is a great honor, and to win it represents one of the highest achievements in the industry. With more than 38 years in the business, Rick is one of those technicians that have truly made their mark on this industry and the sensitive, complex machinery that Rick keeps running, as well as his dedication to his employer, customers, and his family. His boss, Richard had this to say, “I am very proud to be standing here with Rick tonight. Although he has every right to hate me for all the messes I have thrown him into over the years, Prime Power could not do what we do without him. He has been my go to security blanket for over 35 years. Congratulations Rick, you deserve this award.”

“To our 2017 TOYA recipient, Rick Rothfuss, for having the electrical and mechanical skill set to service and maintain on site power generation systems at a highly affluent level…Congratulations Rick,” adds Charlie Habic, 2017 EGSA President.

For almost 50 years, the EGSA has been on the cutting edge of generated power solutions. Providing codes and standards updates, emerging technologies, education, best practices, technician certification, and industry enrichment, EGSA is the leading authority in the on-site power industry.

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