Linc Network names 2008 award winners at conference

PITTSBURGH – Linc Network honored Trotter & Morton Facility Services Inc., Calgary, Alberta, and a select group of franchise employees for superior service and performance during the 2009 Linc Service Continuing Education Conference in Dallas.

PITTSBURGHLinc Network honored Trotter & Morton Facility Services Inc., Calgary, Alberta, and a select group of franchise employees for superior service and performance during the 2009 Linc Service Continuing Education Conference in Dallas.

Linc’s highest honor, the Contractor of the Year award, was given to Trotter & Morton Facility Services Inc. The franchise displayed the most outstanding organizational performance in the categories of activity growth, sales performance, gross and operating profit, maintenance base growth and implementation of the Linc System.

“It’s hard to believe that we’ve climbed the mountain once again, but we couldn’t be more thrilled and proud of everyone’s efforts,” said Trotter & Morton Principal Dave Ryan. “As an organization, we are honored to receive this tremendous tribute from Linc. It really goes to show what can be achieved when everyone comes together with a common drive and focus on being the best.”

Four Linc Service Contractor employees received the Employee of the Year award. These annual awards are presented to a group of employees who each rate the highest on a host of performance criteria for their respective job categories. To be considered for the award, candidates first must be nominated by an owner, general manager or area vice president at their respective franchise location.

With excellent performances in 2008, the following individuals distinguished themselves among hundreds of other candidates in the categories of service, sales and business systems: Gary Kinsey, Service Representative of the Year, Nordic Mechanical Services, Edmonton, Alberta; Mike Higden, Service Manager of the Year, Trotter & Morton Facility Services; Steve Mallett, Sales Manager of the Year, Quality Air, Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Jane Ryan, Business Systems Manager of the Year, Trotter & Morton Facility Services.

Each winner received a trip for two to Linc’s All-Star Diamond event and incentive trip at the La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs, Calif., this April.

“Keeping with our theme for 2009, all of these winners are Powered by Linc and, in turn, help keep our service network at a best-in-class level,” Linc Network President and CEO Scott Giacobbe said. “It was an especially great year for Dave Ryan and the staff at Trotter & Morton. We take pleasure in highlighting everyone’s accomplishments and recognizing them in front of their peers.”