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Fleet maintenance association honours its own

EDMONTON, Alta. -- The Alberta Fleet Maintenance Supervisor's Association doled out awards to honour two longstandi...

EDMONTON, Alta. — The Alberta Fleet Maintenance Supervisor’s Association doled out awards to honour two longstanding members for their contribution to the association and the industry.

At every Edmonton hosted AFMSA conference, the association hands out an Outstanding Achievement Award and the Alex Lussin Memorial Award. This year the chapter hosted its conference and trade show in Edmonton from Sept. 19 to 21.

During lunch on Sept. 20, Randy Scheck and Mike LeComber were presented with their respective awards.

The Alex Lussin Memorial Award is presented annually to an Associate Member Company. This year, LeComber was on-hand during the conference to receive the award on behalf of AccuChem.

Lussin himself was a very active member of the AFMSA’s Edmonton Chapter since its early days. Following his retirement from Waterous Power Systems, the AFMSA presented Lussin with Life Member status with which he continued his active involvement in the association, until his passing in 1999. In honour of Luccin, the memorial award is presented to an Associate Member for continuous contribution to the association or a very significant one-time contribution.

LeComber is a sales representative with AccuChem and began employment with the company in 1995. As well as his work serving on the Edmonton Chapters board of directors as publicity director, LeComber spends a great deal of time volunteering for organizations in his home of Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.

“This organization has helped me in sales, in friendship and it has helped me in a lot of ways,” LeComber said upon receiving his award. “Thanks so much, I’m speechless.”

Established in 1980, more than 400 members make up the Calgary and Edmonton chapters of the AFMSA. With so many members, reception of the Outstanding Achievement Award is no easy feat.

Scheck is a born and raised Albertan and received his heavy-duty technician certification from NAIT. He has been a member of the association since 1994 and served a spell as president of the Edmonton Chapter.

The service manager at Hayworth Equipment Sales is now on his second cycle of presidency, currently sitting as first vice-president on the board of directors.

Being honoured for his professionalism and support of the AFMSA objectives, Scheck was completely stunned with his announcement as the Outstanding Achievement Award recipient. At first, Scheck was speechless but after a few minutes he found the words to thank the association for all it has done for him.

“I really wasn’t expecting this at all,” he said. “I’d like to thank everyone who is a member, the camaraderie of the Fleet never really leaves you.”

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