THE NATIONAL PETROLEUM MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
10908 Courthouse Rd, Suite 102-301, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
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NPMA AWARDS PROGRAM
The NPMA annually presents Excellence in Aviation Fueling Awards to the top Industry and Government organizations and personnel. The NPMA Awards Program recognizes outstanding contributions to the Aviation Industry for organizational excellence and outstanding individual performance. We appreciate the hard work done every day all around the world, and solicit your support in helping us select the “Best of the Best” by submitting nominations for these awards. Please take a few minutes out of your busy schedule to nominate your most deserving organization and personnel.
Simply provide the supporting data prescribed in the nomination form. We would prefer concise, meaningful statements in each category. Nominations must be made electronically using the nomination forms no later than December 15th each year. The NPMA Awards Committee, chaired by SVP, Ron Crowl, will review all nominations and make final selections. Award winners will be notified. All awards will be presented at the annual NPMA Awards Luncheon. We look forward to seeing you at this special awards ceremony where we recognize and honor the outstanding organization and personnel each year.
OUTSTANDING ORGANIZATION AWARDS
THE GOLDEN NOZZLE AWARD is a rotating trophy presented annually to Airlines, Fuel Service Companies, Associations, Government Organizations or Industry Affiliations for their tireless and outstanding support and contributions of significant and enduring value to safe and efficient Aviation Fuel & Energy Operations. (Nomination Form)
THE SILVER NOZZLE AWARD is a rotating trophy presented annually to the most outstanding airport fueling operation in the country based on accomplishments in Fuels Management, Accounting & Administration; Operations & Maintenance; Quality & Inspection; and Safety & Environmental categories. (Nomination Form)
OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL AWARDS (Nomination Form)
PROGRAM/PROJECT MANAGER OF THE YEAR AWARD
STATION/GENERAL MANAGER OF THE YEAR AWARD
OPERATIONS/FACILITIES MANAGER OF THE YEAR AWARD
MAINTENANCE MANAGER OF THE YEAR AWARD
QUALITY/SAFETY MANAGER OF THE YEAR AWARD
FUELS SUPERVISOR/OPERATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
OUTSTANDING NAMED AWARDS (Nomination Form)
THE HAROLD ENSIGN ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE AWARD is presented to the individual who has made significant contributions to improve the operation and maintenance of petroleum equipment and facilitates.
THE HOWARD GAMMON BLACK GOLD QUALITY AWARD is presented for a lifetime of dedicated service to improving the quality of aviation fuels.
THE ELVIS “MAC” FISHBURN FELLOW AWARD is presented annually for outstanding contributions and tireless support to Fuelhandlers worldwide.
THE LEW THOMPSON MEMORIAL SERVICE AWARD is presented to a current NPMA member and volunteer who has contributed countless hours of dedicated time and effort to help the association and support its goals and objectives.
THE ROY BATEMAN PROFESSIONAL FUELHANDLER AWARD is presented to an individual who best exemplifies “service before self” as a Professional Fuelhandler.
THE LARRY R. DIPOMA HUMANITARIAN AWARD is presented annually to an individual who has the courage to take decisive action, the wisdom to face aggressive challenges, and the willingness to promote change that will have a long-term impact on the betterment of the fuel handling profession.
Induction into the “Order of the SPR” represents distinguished recognition by the NPMA. Shortly after the NPMA was formed, a program was established to recognize outstanding and significant contributions of enduring value to the aviation fueling world. This group was called the “Order of the SPR”. The symbol is the universal aircraft fueling adapter, or the “SPR”, the single point receptacle, an acronym coined by the military when the first large jet aircraft pressure refueling systems were designed and built in the late 1940s, and “SPR” it has been for the past 70 years. The people honored with induction into the order have one thing in common – they have that little extra that is the difference between the ordinary and the extraordinary. They do not follow where the path may lead. Instead they go where there is no path and leave a trail. The SPR is embedded in NPMA as Safety, Professionalism and Reliability.
The highest award the NPMA bestows on an individual. This award has no nomination process. Rather, the NPMA awards committee meets annually to internally nominate and select the award winner from those who have previously been inducted into the Order of the SPR and demonstrated a lifetime of contributions to our field.