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Stellar Vendor Award Guidelines, Procedures and Protocol
Each year, all chapters are encouraged to select a worthy nominee. The Association Executive Board then reviews each Chapter’s nominees, and a deserving individual is selected for the award by a secret ballot vote by the Executive Board. The Stellar Vendor is the Associations most prestigious award that can be bestowed on a vendor.
SECTION I - SUGGESTED NOMINEE QUALIFICATIONS
Nomination of members should comply with the following qualifications:
Shall be a member in good standing that has been in the organization a minimum of ten (10) years.
Shall be a member in a sales/management position that is in charge of and responsible for sales and or services to, and encompassing the public works field.
Retired members may be nominated.
Shall be a member who has demonstrated the ability to lead his/her chapter towards recognition of the organization. Shall be a member who has contributed to or participated in the development of new concepts that have or are benefiting the organization, their respective company or the community as a whole.
Shall be a member who does not discriminate against others and is sensitive in their communications with others.
Named the first recipient of the Stellar Vendor Award in 2014
Norm Hawkins, Hawkins Traffic Safety Supply
To be recognized by MSA has put a smile on Norm's face; he really appreciates it! But, he is disappointed he is unable to see you again. He turned 94 on October 27 and poor health keeps him home.
For our parents, Norm and Rose Hawkins, Traffic Safety wasn't a business; it was their life-time mission.
For 60 years Norm love
d collaborating with MSA professionals to serve the public. Our family albums are full of photos of mom and dad with many of you, at conferences, luncheons, vendor shows. As we continue the family business, we are grateful to MSA for honoring Norm's enthusiasm and hard work in an industry that has flourished for generations.
Thank you all!
— John Hawkins, Norma Hawkins Flaskerud, Laura Hawkins Tracy
Gary Lewis - Crafco, Inc.
Bryan Darling - Crafco, Inc.
2017 Joseph Fouret - Precision Concrete Cutting
2016 Ben Howseman - Dispensing Technology Corp.
2015 Erick Gustafson - Zumar Industries, Inc Steve Rasmussen - Traffic Management Inc. (Honorable Mention)
The Board of Directors unanimously selected long-time vendor member, Mr. Gary Givens as the Los Angeles and Orange Area Chapter’s nominee for the Stellar Vendor Award. While Gary did not receive the award in 2014, we have all honored with our heartfelt support and in spirit.
The Maintenance Superintendents Association (MSA) is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to ensuring the health and safety of the public. This is accomplished by fostering the dissemination of knowledge and experience pertaining to the operation and maintenance of public facilities among it's membership. The Los Angeles and Orange Area Chapter, which includes both respective counties in their entirety, totals over 250 members. Memberships are comprised of public agency supervisors, superintendents, managers, directors, staff, salespersons, and vendors of equipment, materials and services.
Who should join the MSA?
Any local, county, state, public utility employee or supervisor, and officers or employees of a firm, partnership or corporation which have an interest in the field of public works.
Why join the MSA?
Provide members an opportunity to work together to achieve better cooperation, communication, and efficiency for problem solving and procedures.
Provides a forum to share knowledge and experience and to provide technical training and information for the maintenance professional to allow them to become more efficient and effective.
Provide knowledge and understanding of national, state, regional, and local government problems, issues and opportunities.
Offers training and information related to increased professional skills.
Products and services provided by the private sector or vendor members help solve problems as related to the field of maintenance.
Some individuals are born to be leaders while others are born through challenges and adversity. In either case, the MSA has truly been blessed with many individuals that were willing to accept the challenges associated with the esteemed position of President of the Los Angeles and Orange Area Chapter, formerly known as the Los Angeles Chapter. Prior to being known as the MSA, the chapter was the SSMA, which stood for the Street Superintendents and Maintenance Association.
Between 1962 and 2020 our chapter has proudly served the Los Angeles and Orange County areas with 53 chapter presidents. We proudly list the names of these individuals and the agency or business name where they were employed at the time of their term as president.
2020 : Gerry Lopez, City of San Gabriel
2019 : Patricia Pena, National Plant Services
2018 : Gerry Lopez, City of Buena Park
2017 : Al Cablay, Interwest Consulting Group
2015-16 : Gene Viramontes; City of Fullerton
2014 : Gerard Batista; City of San Gabriel
2012 - 2013 : Michelle Olinger Jolly; Retired
2011 - 2012 : Gerard Batista; City Of Duarte
2011 : Dave Thompson; City Of Arcadia
2009 - 2010 : Robert Moungey; City Of Garden Grove