2016 OESP Award Winners
OESP Honors its Own
OESP (National Association of Oil & Energy Service Professionals) hosted its annual awards banquet during the inaugural Eastern Energy Expo held at Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CT. The Awards Banquet was held on Tuesday, May 24. The evening began with convention chairman, Jay Moser recognizing all our sponsors and introduced the new Executive Director of OESP, Lisa Strug and Jonathan Jaffe of Jaffe Communications. The evening was then turned over to the MC for the evening, Dan Holohan.
These well deserving individuals and companies were recognized for their excellence and dedication to our industry:
Hugh W. McKee Memorial Award: Ralph Adams, Parker Fuel, Ellicott City, MD
Service Manager of the Year: Mike Hodge, Griffith Energy, Frederick MD
Instructor of the Year: Dennis Silvestri, Porter & Chester Institute, Branford CT
Lou Ehrich Memorial Associate of the Year Award: Bruce Graham, Carlin-Hydrolevel Co.
Manufacturer of the Year: Roth Tank
Lifetime Achievement Award: Bob O’Rourke, Westchester Chapter
The 2016 Dave Nelsen Scholarship winners were introduced:
Shaun Maher, winner of the Weil-McLain/OESP Award, Jason Wakefield, Beckett/OESP Award, Devin Laliberte received the New Haven Chapter/OESP Award, Michael Boylston was awarded the Honeywell/OESP Award and Thomas Daros the Mid-Atlantic Chapter/OESP Award.
Funding for the Scholarship
The Dave Nelsen Scholarship Golf Tournament took place on Monday, May 23 at the Elmridge Golf Course, Pawcatuck. This tournament, chaired by George Fantacone, R.I. Chapter, is the only fundraiser for the scholarship fund. Since its founding in 1999, almost $300,000 in scholarships have been awarded to students interested in pursuing careers in the energy-service industry.
This year’s event netted almost $17,000.00. Thanks go to the golfers, the 30 tee box sponsors, key sponsors, AVATAS Payment Solutions, Carlin/Hydrolevel, Demers Events and Expo Services, Oilheat Associates and FMA.