IGCEMA is proud to announce this years' Edwin Budding Award goes to Wes Danielewicz.
From his nomination package:
Wes is an equipment technician at Forest Preserve District of Dupage County in Chicago. Wes has been a valuable contributor to the advancement of the turf equipment technicians profession in the golf industry for over 25 years. Wes is the executive director of the Turf Equipment Technicians Association (T.E.T.A) and has been since 1997. Wes helped gain recognition for technicians early on by helping establish relationships with the manufacturers and Superintendent associations in the U.S. Wes also helped in introducing technician related seminars to the Golf Industry Show and was a big part of creating competencies for the EETC testing that was made available for technicians. This effort was the beginning of the continuous push to help the equipment technicians become an integral part of the golf operation. Wes continues his role as executive director of TETA and continues to play a major role in getting recognition for equipment technicians.
The award will be presented during Harrogate week by award sponsor Ransomes/Jacobsen. Please join me in congratulating Wes.