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NATE Honors Doty and Reski

Both receive major industry service awards

As part of their annual convention, NATE Unite, the National Association of Tower Erectors has honored Don Doty and Kevin Reski with industry service awards.

Doty, VP of operations for wireless network services company Velocitel, was presented with the Bill Carlson Lifetime Service Award. Doty has long been associated with Doty-Moore Tower Services, acquired by Velocitel last year. He has also been involved in NATE for many years, including as chairman.

The Carlson award is recognizes an individual who has made a significant and long-term contribution to the success of the NATE mission and has served the Association continually for a minimum of 15 years.

NATE Executive Director Todd Schlekeway said, “Don is one of NATE’s leading subject matter experts who selflessly contributes his time and talents to advance the Association’s mission of safety, standards and education.”

Reski was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award. That award “recognizes a past or present standing committee member who has demonstrated direct and individual contributions to the mission of NATE and whose performance has proven so exceptional that it profoundly affects the success of the association.”

He has been involved in the family business, Great Plains Towers, since 1974. Reski has also been a board member several times.

NATE Member Services Committee Chairwoman Pat Miller said, “Kevin is a passionate supporter of NATE and is relentless in promoting the Association to everyone he crosses paths with in the industry.”