American Rental Association announces award winners, being honored Feb. 8
The American Rental Association (ARA) recognizes individuals for outstanding service to the Association and the industry each year.
Following is the list of those who will receive awards on Feb. 8 during The Rental Show in Orlando, Fla.:
Meritorious Service Award
Stan Crumbaugh, president of Independence Rent-All, Independence, Mo.,will receive the Meritorious Service Award, which honors an ARA member who has made a significant contribution and demonstrated leadership pivotal to the success of a project or program. Crumbaugh has been an energetic leader of The Rental Show Work Group, established by the ARA board of trustees to research and provide information on innovations for The Rental Show’s short- and long-term future.
He served as chair of this committee in a volunteer capacity and gave much time, effort and leadership to creating a cohesive team with diverse opinions and ideas. His leadership kept the group focused, resulting in significant changes to improve The Rental Show and move the event into the next era of ARA conventions and trade shows. Crumbaugh served as ARA president in 2007 and is a long-time Association volunteer. The Meritorious Service Award will be presented during the keynote session.
Special Service Award
The Special Service Award, also presented at the keynote session, will be awarded toClay Eubanks, president of Takeuchi Manufacturing (U.S.), Pendergrass, Ga. Eubanks was instrumental in assisting ARA with efforts to increase attendance at The Rental
Show 2009 in Atlanta. He went beyond his duties as an ARA board member as he hosted a video promoting Atlanta as a destination city, identified opportunities to market Atlanta, encouraged members to attend The Rental Show and rallied support from general and associate members alike.
Eubanks also has been an upbeat supporter of the rental industry. He completes his term an associate member director on the ARA board at The Rental Show. He is a member of The Rental Show Work Group and also has served on the Exhibitor Advisory and Government Affairs Committees, as well as attended the ARA Legislative Caucus.
Outstanding Leadership Award
Neil DeJong, manager of Industrial Tools and Equipment Rentals, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, will receive the Outstanding Leadership Award during the keynote session. The award honors a member who has provided an example of superlative leadership at the grassroots level. DeJong is being recognized for the work he has done with the Canadian Rental Association (CRA) Ontario association, increasing membership, encouraging volunteer involvement, activating an Ontario next generation group and providing support to both ARA and CRA.
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