Arthur E. Becker, MGWC, CPG, owner of Drilling and Safety Consultants LLC in Manahawkin, N.J., has received the National Ground Water Assn.’s (NGWA) 2016 Standard Bearer Award for outstanding volunteer involvement in the legislative processm, as well as its new Fellow designation given as recognition for outstanding credentials, professional accomplishments, and commitment to promoting the increased understanding of groundwater science and water well system technology. Becker is among the first of five chosen to receive the new NGWA Fellow designation.
Becker’s involvement includes:
- Serving as NGWA president in 2011;
- Attending the NGWA Legislative Fly-in in 1999, 2004 to 2006 and 2008 to 2013;
- Contributing to the NGWA-PAC in 2005 to 2006 and 2009;
- Participating in the NGWA Standard Bearer grassroots letter-writing program; and
- Serving on NGWA’s Government Affairs Committee, Superfund Task Force and External Relations Council.
“Art is the consummate groundwater professional,” said nominator John W. Pitz, CPI, president of N.L. Pitz Inc. of Batavia, Ill. “His knowledge, skills, experiences and leadership are unsurpassed. His willingness to share and educate reflect his commitment.”
“Water well technology and contracting were the beginning of Art’s association with the industry and NGWA,” said Daniel T. Meyer, MGWC, CVCLD, CPA, Gregg Drilling & Testing Inc. “Having started as a contractor in New Jersey, Art built a successful business providing services to environmental engineers. This also led him to NGWA in the early ’90s when we (contractors, engineers, manufacturers) were all looking for knowledge and guidance.”
Besides Becker’s volunteerism in the legislative process with NGWA as listed above, he has served on numerous other association boards, committees, and task groups, such as the Contractors Division Board of Directors, National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation Board of Directors, Professional Designations Oversight Committee, Developing Nations Guidelines Task Force and Well Decommissioning Task Group.
Becker will receive both awards during NGWA’s 2016 Groundwater Week Dec. 6 to 8 in Las Vegas.
Source: National Ground Water Assn.