WESTERVILLE, OH -- Mark Durham of Gicon Pumps & Equipment Ltd., Abernathy, Texas, has received the Supplier of the Year Award from the National Ground Water Association.
The award is presented to an individual who demonstrates leadership and volunteerism in promoting groundwater and groundwater issues to the industry and the public. This includes demonstrating qualities of honesty, integrity, accountability, and dependability. The award will be presented in December at the 2014 NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Among other job responsibilities, during the past 20 years Durham has conducted 30-plus 48-hour training courses in pumping systems theory and application to approximately 600 people, including employees and other pump system professionals such as water well system contractors and engineers.
Durham said he was grateful for this NGWA honor and the many people who have played a role in it.
“The NGWA Supplier of the Year Award is a very significant and meaningful milestone, not only for me but for everyone involved with Gicon Pumps & Equipment,” he said. “No individual accomplishes this award without a team effort from all members of the company, the customers, and the vendors. I am very grateful for the opportunity to know and work with them all.
“And I sincerely appreciate the considerations of my peers throughout the industry for this prestigious award. I proudly accept this award on behalf of everyone at Gicon Pumps,” Durham said.
NGWA, a nonprofit organization composed of U.S. and international groundwater professionals — contractors, equipment manufacturers, suppliers, scientists, and engineers — is dedicated to advancing groundwater knowledge. NGWA’s vision is to be the leading groundwater association that advocates the responsible development, management, and use of water.