PSAI Presents Awards to the Industry’s Best

Every year the PSAI acknowledges people making a difference in the portable sanitation industry

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The Portable Sanitation Association International announced the winners of its industry awards at the PSAI Convention and Trade Show held March 25-28 in Nashville, Tennessee.

The most prestigious of the PSAI awards is the M.Z. “Andy” Gump Award. Named for a pioneer in the portable restroom industry, the award is bestowed upon an individual who is recognized as a leader in the industry, exhibits fairness and integrity in all business and personal relationships, and works to improve the image of the industry.

This year’s winner of the Andy Gump Award is Mitchell Weiner of Russell Reid and Mr. John. Weiner has been involved with the family business his entire life, and the company has grown significantly under his leadership. The company serves several states on the East Coast, providing a variety of services. Mr. John was named a “Hero at Ground Zero” for the company’s assistance in New York following 9/11. Another significant contribution was providing critical relief in areas of New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy. As the PSAI states, “The impact Mitchell has had on our industry cannot be overstated. … Mitchell consistently lives the values and the spirit of the Andy Gump Award.” 

The PSAI Service Tech of the Year Award honors the top service technician that commits to the highest standards of the industry. This award acknowledges that technicians have great influence on the success of the industry. One winner and one runner-up are chosen based on quality assurance, customer service, safety, cooperation and compliance with both employer and regulatory guidelines, and concern for company equipment.

The Service Tech of the Year Award was given to Mark Snyder of Northwest Cascade/HoneyBucket. Snyder is a certified technician who is consistently at the top of the list for his quality service and route efficiency. He has spent his entire eight-year career at HoneyBucket without a single safety incident, and has outstanding attendance despite a grueling schedule.

The runner-up for the Service Tech of the Year Award went to Jeremy Jacobson of A Company. Jacobson joined A Company 2 1/2 years ago and has a clean safety record and excellent work attendance, exceeds quality expectations and serves on the company’s training council.

This year the PSAI introduced a new award to recognize dedicated volunteers to both the association and the industry as a whole: the Flay and Glenda Anthony Volunteer Award, named in honor of its first recipients. Flay Anthony is a former owner of Porta-John of the Piedmont in North Carolina. He began volunteering for the PSAI in the 1980s and has served several terms on the Board of Directors, holding leadership positions including president. Flay was instrumental in creating the original standards and certification class and exam. He also helped the PSAI office with staffing transitions in 2012. He is currently the director of event operations. Glenda was an elementary school teacher and has volunteered for the PSAI alongside her husband for many years. She assisted in improving the certification exam and helps out at the Convention and Trade Show. The PSAI is proud and grateful to count them as volunteers and friends.

Congratulations to this year’s winners!


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