The AEMP Foundation Technician of the Year Award is presented annually to the individual who exemplifies the heavy equipment profession’s best technician.  In recognizing the next generation of technicians who are Deere Color Centeredmodels of excellence within the profession, we have two goals:

    • Elevate the stature of the career
    • Bring awareness to the critical issue of the crippling technician shortage found across the entire industry.

Learn more about the Award

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Past Award Winners 

Deadline for 2017 Nominations:  Must be received by September 1, 2016.

 

The 2016 Technician of the Year Celebration

AEMP’s 34th Management Conference & Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas

2016 Private Fleet Winner Chippy Flood, Glenn O Hawbaker and Stan Orr, AEMP President (left)

Chippy Flood, Glenn O Hawbaker and Stan Orr, AEMP President.

Michael Naletko with Mike Watkins from John Deere Construction Forestry

Award sponsored by: John Deere

Event sponsored by: Randall-Reilly Construction Media

 

2016 PRIVATE SECTOR FLEET TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR:

Christopher “Chippy” Flood, Glenn O Hawbaker 

2016 PUBLIC SECTOR FLEET TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR:

Michael Naletko, Sarasota County Fleet Services

Celebration Video

Alongside the two winners, twelve finalists were chosen and honored.

The 2016 Technician of the Year Finalists (12) Video

 

 

The 2016 Technician of the Year Luncheon: Thursday, March 17th, 2016