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2014 LOCATOR ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Miss Utility and District One Call are proud to announce the winners of the 12th Annual Locator Achievement Awards. For the past twelve years, these awards have honored the outstanding individuals who go above and beyond to ensure the underground infrastructure of Maryland and Washington, D.C., remains damage free.
The locators recognized by the Locator Achievement Awards do their best to keep the public safe through their contributions to damage prevention by locating accurately and performing at the highest levels of safety in all elements of their profession.

The Miss Utility Maryland/D.C. Damage Prevention Committee established the Locator Achievement Awards program to recognize locators who have zero at-fault damages and exemplify outstanding safety practices for an entire calendar year. The criteria for individuals to be eligible for the Locator Achievement Awards include:

  • Locator must have ZERO "at fault" damages for the period of 1/1/2014 through 12/31/2014.
  • Locator must have ZERO safety violations within his/her respective organization.
  • Locator must establish proactive working relationships in damage prevention.

Sixty locators from around the region were recognized at a Bowie Baysox game at Prince George's Stadium on Friday, May 1, 2015. The 2014 Locator Achievement Award Winners are:

Adam Dove, Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works
Alexander Wiggs, UtiliQuest
Allen Smith, Dynamic Concepts
Arbere Allen, UtiliQuest
Avril Blankenship, UtiliQuest
Bill Emmerich, UtiliQuest
Brian Parlier, USIC
Brian Wood, Charles County Department of Public Works/Utilities
Carlos Mendoza, Dynamic Concepts
Chris Brown, USIC
Chris Stewart, Insight
Cory Holman, UtiliQuest
Daniel McGuire, Insight
Dante’ Mason, Cecil County Government
Darrell McCain, USIC
Darryl Bradburn, Charles County Department of Public Works
Debora Edwards, Insight
Donald Murphy, UtiliQuest
Eric Parker, Dynamic Concepts
Ernest Thompson, One Call Concepts Locating Services, Inc.
Frank Strawderman, Anne Arundel Broadband
Gary Umstead, USIC
Gary Wallace, UtiliQuest
George Pletzer, USIC
Gerald Roedel, USIC
Harry Johnson, USIC
Harry Ring, Cecil County Government
Heather Fowkes, UtiliQuest
Herman Wilson, UtiliQuest
Jamie Osburn, UtiliQuest
Jermaine Russell, UtiliQuest
Jermaine Street, One Call Concepts Locating Services, Inc.
Jobani Linares, UtiliQuest
John Clements, Williams Gas Pipeline
John Crider, USIC
John Leitch, One Call Concepts Locating Services, Inc.
John Roebuck, Williams Gas Pipeline
Joseph Ajayi, City of Laurel
Kevin Wright, UtiliQuest
Larry Hamilton, UtiliQuest
Luis Linares, UtiliQuest
Mathew Gutierrez, UtiliQuest
Mike Yang, UtiliQuest
Nelson Hopkins, UtiliQuest
Nieal Hollingsworth, USIC
Olatunde Lawal, UtiliQuest
Patrick Taylor, UtiliQuest
Pernell Lathem, UtiliQuest
Philip Liedlich, City of Aberdeen
Polly Weber, Elkton Gas
Reese Parks, USIC
Robert Gilhuly, Charles County Department of Public Works/Utilities
Robert Knight, UtiliQuest
Robert Peck, UtiliQuest
Robert Scott-Coples, One Call Concepts Locating Services
Robert Smith, UtiliQuest
Rodney Brown, One Call Concepts Locating Services, Inc.
Ronnie Penhollow, Cecil County Government
Shawn Smith, UtiliQuest
Wayne Sargent, City of Aberdeen

"It is our honor to recognize these locators who devote their careers to maintaining a safe working environment for their colleagues, as well as Maryland and D.C. residents," said Kevin Woolbright, Chairman of the Miss Utility and District One Call Awards Committee. "We congratulate all of our winners for demonstrating exceptional utility locating practices throughout 2014, and for standing up as leaders within the damage prevention community."

Congratulations to all of the 12th Annual Locator Achievement Awards winners! To view photos from the event, please click here.

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