AHAM honored its volunteer leaders for their service and leadership to the industry and to the Association during "Forward Focus," AHAM's annual member meeting held in Litchfield Park, AZ, April 25-26.
The industry’s top honor, the Home Appliance Industry Leadership (HAIL) Award was presented to Charles R. Smith, Technology R&D Director – Government Policy & Regulatory at GE Appliances & Lighting. Mr. Smith received the award for his work as the chair of AHAM’s Smart Grid Task Force and the accomplishments of the Task Force in 2009.
The AHAM Distinguished Service Award recognizes significant contributions by virtue of longevity and quality of service to AHAM and the home appliance industry. This year the award was presented to Sylvan Amos, Engineering Manager, GPO Technology at Whirlpool Corporation, Daniel Miller, Senior Engineer – Lab Manager at TTI Floor Care, and the members of AHAM’s Smart Grid Task Force.
AHAM also introduced its Emerging Leader Award, to recognize and encourage service and volunteer leadership among members of AHAM. Members recognized were Larry Bell, Manager of Product Safety for BSH Home Appliances Corporation, Tom Thompson, Vice President of Technology for Electrolux Home Products, and Cheri Wright, Director of Marketing for Kaz, Inc.
Congratulations and thank you to all members for a very successful meeting!