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October 2022 President’s Award Recipient

Congratulations are in order for the October President’s Award recipient: Mark Edwards! Prior to coming to BPC, worked for various boiler inspection organizations and more recently, he Mark worked in the oil and gas pipeline industry. Beginning his time with BPC part-time in March 2020, Mark came on full-time that October – and it’s been great to have him. 

“October had been a long month, traveling as far as Minnesota and as far south as the Mississippi Gulf Coast,” Mark said. “I was tired from long hours and being away from home and my family. But being recognized by the management team made the hard work seem so worth the effort and gave me a huge boost, adding wind to my weary sails. 

“I was immediately both elated that my family was able to gain from the absence but also personally gratified being recognized for a job well done.

This hardworking attitude and willingness to go the extra mile is a large reason why Mark was selected for the President’s Award this October. 

“Mark works hard to effectively and efficiently maintain his own territory of Tennessee and Alabama, consistently remaining below 1% overdues. Mark is also willing to go to other areas of the country to help cover vacancies; he’s visited Minnesota, South Dakota, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. In October alone, he completed a total of 147 location visits and inspected 194 various objects. 

“His willingness to help out where needed – along with his attention to detail – demonstrates his knowledge and effective delivery of inspection expertise. These are what BPC is known for and what we should all keep in mind as we go about our regular activities,” said Venus Newton, BPC president. 

On receiving the award, Mark said, “I’m always grateful to both Joey Burgess and Del Schirmer for their leadership – and for verbalizing to Venus Newton their appreciation of me stepping outside my own backyard. I’m thankful for Venus as well, for taking notice of the field staff and not only verbalizing appreciation and giving a generous monetary gift for affirmation,” he said. “The most rewarding aspect of BPC is that you get compensated for your work effort and work ethic, and our management team takes the lead in the industry on how to properly show respect for their inspection staff.”

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