LionHeart Technician Wins National Award

LionHeart Team Members Celebrate Rob’s TOYA Win at the EGSA Conference in Nashville.
Rob Plane and EGSA President Dennis Roundtree

HUNTLEY, ILLINOIS. — LionHeart Critical Power Specialists announces that Rob Plane, Field Service Engineer, has been selected as the Technician of the Year (TOYA) by the Electrical Generating Systems Association (EGSA). EGSA is a nationwide trade organization serving the on-site power industry. Association members include generator manufacturers, distributors, and over 1,600 technicians. Mr. Plane was honored at EGSA’s national fall conference surrounded by industry leaders, fellow technicians, his family, and coworkers in Nashville on September 24.

EGSA’s Technician of the Year Award is the highest honor that can be achieved by a technician in the generator industry. The selected technician must not only be EGSA certified but the winner must be a well-rounded, customer focused, and respected member of the association. The award winner’s sponsor also goes through a comprehensive process including an interview by an EGSA appointed selection committee. The interview process includes questions not only about the technician’s abilities and skills but also regarding their overall character. Winning the TOYA is a true testament to the technician and their team.

Rob has been with LionHeart for ten years as a Field Service Engineer and has continually excelled in his role. In 2016, he was honored with the first LionHeart “HERO” Award which is bestowed upon the team member who best exemplifies the core values of the LionHeart organization – Honorable, Evolving, Responsible, and One. Since joining LionHeart, Rob has continued his training by becoming EGSA certified and he acts as a trainer for his coworkers and new hires to the company.

Rob is not only a great technician, he is highly respected by his coworkers and customers,” said Don Ritter, President. “LionHeart is so fortunate to have a person like Rob who exemplifies our core values and leads by example in all he does. Our reputation is built upon the hard work and dedication of our entire team and it’s truly gratifying for all of us at LionHeart to see Rob’s efforts rewarded in this way.

Ritter, LHCPS President

Rob majored in Ag Mechanization at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois where he graduated Cum Laude. After spending ten years in the electrical construction trade, Rob made the leap into the generator industry at the urging of his friend, Ben, another LionHeart team member. 

I owe much, if not all of my success in this career, to the owners and my co-workers at LionHeart. We have a great team of dispatchers, parts guys, estimators, and techs… I’ve been blessed with the opportunities to grow personally and professionally here and am grateful for this beyond words. Thank you to EGSA for this honor. It’s a once in a lifetime deal and will remain a proud moment in my life.

Rob Plane, 2018 TOYA
Don Ritter, Rob Plane, Dawn Ritter at the EGSA Conference 

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