The Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI) announced its 2016 award winners in conjunction with its Annual Convention and Trade Show held in Orlando, Florida March 15-18, 2017.
The Andy Gump Award went to Todd Hilde, CEO of Satellite Industries in Plymouth, Minnesota. Todd and his family have been involved in the portable sanitation industry virtually since its inception, and Todd has been in a leadership position at Satellite Industries for decades. From beginnings as a single service provider to multiple service locations to a small manufacturer to a worldwide, high-respected company, the Hilde family has always been in the forefront in terms of quality service, professionalism, and leadership in the industry. Satellite has also been innovative in the development of many products and services that benefit the portable sanitation industry. Satellite is unique in offering complete start-up programs for new businesses and ongoing marketing and operational training sessions for existing businesses. Over the years Todd Hilde and Satellite Industries has helped establish profitable portable restroom companies in 115 countries around the world. In recent years he has also been a passionate leader at an industry level, promoting positive messages and information aimed at growing public understanding of the benefits portable sanitation provides worldwide.
The Andy Gump Award is the PSAI’s most prestigious honor. It is named for MC “Andy” Gump, a portable sanitation industry pioneer who exemplified the award selection criteria: fairness and integrity in personal and business relationships, working to improve the image of the industry, using innovative approaches, developing new products/services, leading industry colleagues, and exhibiting vision in the face of economic challenges.