PSAI Announces 2018 Award Winners

PSAI Announces 2018 Award Winners

Family and staff of Andy Gump Temporary Site Services accepted the Andy Gump Award on behalf of the late Barry Gump. 

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The PSAI announced the winners of its 2018 awards during the association’s Annual Convention and Trade Show in Portland, Oregon.

• The Andy Gump Award was awarded posthumously to Barry Gump, second-generation owner of Andy Gump Temporary Site Services in Santa Clarita, California. Gump passed away in April 2017 after a remarkable career in the portable sanitation industry. Working alongside his father in the early years, Gump built the family business into a regional leader in Southern California. He was a pioneer in the portable restroom trailer industry, continually striving to bring advancement to the sanitation field.

In addition to running his growing company, Gump was a local civic leader, playing Santa Claus at Christmas and supporting a number of charities including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Gump served on the PSAI Board of Directors, and as president of the board, provided expertise to numerous committees and projects and freely helped newcomers to the industry.

In 1993 the Gump family started the Andy Gump Award; however, Barry Gump would never allow his own name to be placed into nomination. After his death, the Awards Committee received numerous letters calling for his contributions to be honored.

The PSAI’s most prestigious honor is named for M.C. “Andy” Gump, a portable sanitation industry pioneer who exemplified the award selection criteria: fairness and integrity in personal and business relationships, working to improve the image of the industry, using innovative approaches, developing new products/services, leading industry colleagues, and exhibiting vision in the face of economic challenges.

• The Flay and Glenda Anthony Volunteer of the Year award was earned by Lindy Boehme, division manager for CPACEX, who has been involved in the portable sanitation industry for nearly 30 years. As a leader in a supplier company, she is in a unique position to see the industry from the perspectives of companies of all sizes, and she has brought that insight to nearly every volunteer role she has held over her many years of work on behalf of the PSAI.

Boehme has served on numerous committees and recently spearheaded the PSAI’s first Urgent Run, a charitable event that raised more than $4,000 for sanitation efforts in Kenya. Boehme is one of those unique individuals who has a multiplier effect on others. She is able and willing to engage others, get them to contribute their own time and resources, and challenge others to be better.

The award was established in 2015 to recognize individuals who have given exceptional service to the portable sanitation industry through volunteerism. It is named for Flay and the late Glenda Anthony, former owners of Porta-John of the Piedmont, whose tireless devotion to the PSAI and the portable sanitation industry set a bar that inspires others to give their best.

• The Service Technician of the Year award was awarded to Kelly Kimes of Cal-State Site Services in Simi Valley, California. Kimes has been in the portable sanitation industry for more than 20 years. Since joining the Cal-State Site Services team about five years ago, the company has increased its event business and opened another yard to handle the overflow. He manages Cal-State Site Services' secondary yard; covers route drivers, pickup and delivery drivers; washes units; and preps them for events and daily deliveries. Kimes does this while still maintaining approximately $500,000 in sales in a small area.

• The Service Technician of the Year Runner-Up award recipient is Gregory Borchert of Mr. John of Pittsburgh. Borchert joined the Mr. John team six years ago. He is currently a service technician and has the skills and qualifications to perform numerous other duties. He is always punctual and thorough and has a flawless safety record.

After seeing him prove himself time and again, Mr. John’s leaders realized that Borchert would be a great influence on new employees. He agreed to become a service tech trainer and part of the Short Service Employee Program. New employees join Borchert to learn what it takes to be a successful service technician. He leads by example to show them the company’s expectations of work ethic and professionalism.

The Service Technician of the Year award honors the industry’s top service technicians who actively embody the highest industry standards. 


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