I wanted to take a moment to express my most sincere thanks for honoring me with the “2020 You Make it Happen” award. I’m humbled that you selected me for this award. I was 100% surprised.
My efforts are supported boundlessly by the great company I work for, Simoniz USA, and our President and CEO, Bill Gorra. Bill is supremely dedicated to our industry and never says no to me (almost never). He is a driving force.
I would like you to know, I recognize that this is not the norm and an award not usually presented to a vendor; this kind of gesture makes this award even more special.
I have been working in this industry for close to 35 years. I’ve made many friends; it’s in a sense my neighborhood. I’m truly not one that looks for this type of recognition as I think I owe the best I can do for my customers and friends I’ve made along the way. I have much pride in our community and will continue to be committed to helping our “neighborhood” push forward.
I feel privileged for the opportunity to work with you all. The NECA is one of the great Associations in our industry, and that has everything to do with the leadership, current, past and future.
Thank you for giving me the opening to be part of your team.
Al West, Sales Manager, Simoniz USA