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On Wednesday, April 23, 2014 during the Alaska Water Wastewater Management Association ’s (AWWMA) Annual Statewide Meeting in Juneau, SGS’ Project Manager, Forest Taylor, was honored with the Laboratory Analyst of the Year Award for Outstanding Job Performance.

AWWMA’s Awards Program recognizes professionals from all levels responsible for the delivery of quality water and wastewater utility services.

The nomination from Forest’s colleagues noted:

"Forest spends a majority of his time on the phone speaking to operators across the state explaining sampling procedures and regulations. If there is any sort of question in regards to water we direct it to Forest, the "water guru".  He is so reliable and trustworthy and his clients and co-workers very much appreciate both him and considerable knowledge."

In accepting the award, Forest replied:

"That's because I have great people backing me up!" 

Source of quotes:

Angie Monteleone, Executive Director
Alaska Water Wastewater Management Association
Alaska Section of American Water Works Association
A Water Environment Federation Member Association 

For further information, please contact:

SGS North America Inc.
200 West Potter Drive
Anchorage, Alaska, 99518 United States
t: +1 907 562 2343
f: +1 907 561 5301


SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.