Dave Hawkins Awarded by Taylor Co.

Dave Hawkins Awarded by Taylor Co.

Dave Hawkins, one of HTG Service’s Senior Engineers, has been awarded the Hy Hylan award by Taylor Company.

Every year the Taylor factory present an award called the Hy Hylan Lifetime Achievement in Service Award.

We’re proud to announce that Dave Hawkins has been awarded the Hy Hylan award for 2023.

Dave is the first engineer to be presented the award in the entire EMEA region and only the second to be awarded it outside of North America.

Taylor UK and HTG Trading are honored to have Dave as part of the service team. His knowledge and expertise is remarkable and his customer service skills are impeccable. Dave provides a faultless service to our customers day in and day out, which we’re sure will continue for many more years to come…

Dave Hawkins Awarded by Taylor Co.A little history about the Hy Hylan Lifetime Achievement in Service award…

The Hy Hylan Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to those who have selflessly, consistently, and generously made impactful contributions to the Taylor Service Network over at least a quarter of a century. These individuals exemplify the attributes of a service leader and have held positions of leadership for our network, either by title or by perpetual behavior. They have helped others grow, set an example of excellence, and have contributed to process, product, or protocol. Above all, the individuals have provided out customers with genuine, unparalleled service.

Criteria for nomination include:

  • Credible evidence of continuous Taylor service brand contributions and modeling behavior noted in the preceding paragraph.
  • An individual who has celebrated at least 30 years of service with a Taylor Distributor or will retire from Taylor service within the calendar year of nomination or has retired within three years of nomination. Additionally, deceased individuals may be nominated within three years of their death, with the award being presented posthumously to the recipient’s family and co-workers.
  • Nominees must have worked in the Taylor Service Network (including management, field service, administration, training, dispatching, shop service, parts, or warranty) for 25 years or longer.
  • Recognized by their peers and factory personnel as the epitome of servant leadership.
  • Additionally, nominees must have held a position of titular or understood leadership, which includes Sr. Technician, Trainer, or other positions of influence.
  • Distributor Service Personnel, Principals, Sales Managers, or Factory Service Personnel and Leadership may nominate a candidate.

This award, originally called “The Lifetime Achievement in Service Award,” was renamed “The Hy Hylan Lifetime Achievement Award” after our longest tenured Service Technician, Hy Hyland, Taylor of New England, who served Taylor for over 67 years, until his death at age 99. Hy exemplified everything expected of the award recipient.

Past Winners

2013 Puakea Young, Island Taylor, Hawaii (posthumous)

2014 Hy Hylan, Taylor of New England, Norwood, MA

2015 George Keelin, Taylor of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ

2016 Steve Neal, JL Lennard, New Zealand (posthumous)

2017 Frank Stewart, Taylor of Albany, Albany, NY

2018 Keith Miller, DSL, Inc, BC, Vancouver, Canada

2019 David Dillbeck, Taylor Freezers of California, Commerce, CA

2020 Ken Kostic, Rocky Mountains Distributing, Engelwood, CO

2021 Ed Herbert, Taylor New England, Norwood, MA

2022 Dave Malay, DSL, In, Edmonton, Canada

2023 David Hawkins, HTG Service, Ipswich, England


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