That honest outlook comes after a moment of reflection for Eldon, who was recently announced as Associated Equipment Distributors’ (AED) Technician of the Year for Canada. It’s the third time that a SMS Equipment employee has won the honour.
When Eldon heard he was nominated, he responded with, “For the branch?”
His nominator: “No, for Canada!”
“I was stunned,” remembers Eldon. “Considering how many techs there are— so many good people — to be nominated and actually win was overwhelming.” With his signature chuckle, Eldon adds the offer to do autographs still stands.