The ASCA and Snow Magazine were proud to honor three snow and ice professionals with Leadership Awards. This year’s honorees included David Langton, Einstein’s Solutions Inc., Fitchburg, Mass.; Bob St. Jacques, Four Seasons Landscaping, Windsor, Conn.; and Jim Biebrach, Snow Systems, Wheeling, Ill.
This year’s class truly embodies the concept and principles behind selfless servant leadership, says ASCA Executive Director Kevin Gilbride.
“This is evident not only when you learn about each’s backstories, but when you spend some time and talk to them one-on-one,” Gilbride says. “These gentlemen lead by example, and in doing so establish a company culture that reflects not only business excellence, but excellence as industry stewards, and excellence as members of their respective communities.”
Choosing a class of industry leader to honor is no small task, says Snow Magazine Editor Mike Zawacki.
“Each year the nomination-and-selection committee begins the process of examining potential candidates for this Leadership Award and nearly every year there’s some trepidation at first about selecting the right candidates,” Zawacki says. “The concern is, will these candidates do justice to the more than two dozen recipients who received the honor before them? This year, it didn’t take long to realize our concerns were unfounded and these three individuals could very well hold their own.”
This year’s class of Leadership Award recipients were honored during a special event that took place as part of the 2019 Executive Summit, which was held in Pittsburgh, July 31-Aug. 2.