Yale Materials Handling Corporation honored its 2002 Challenge of Excellence winners with the prestigious Dealer of Excellence Award at a ceremony in April. Dealers of Excellence are the top performing members of Yale's exclusive dealer network and include Joe Wilson of Berry Material Handling, Ed Otis of E. D. Farrell Co., Mike Pruitt of Eastern Lift Truck Co., Sam Grooms of Hy-Tek Material Handling, Philip Robinson of Insley McEntee Equipment Co., Robert Kehley of Key Material Handling Co., Stephen O'Leary of Northland Industrial Truck Co., Duncan Murphy of Riekes Equipment Co., Joe Clark of The Lilly Company, A. D. "Sandy" MacKinnon of Yale Industrial Trucks-Gulf/Atlantic, Chris Burns of Yale Industrial Trucks-Pittsburgh, and Michael Dougherty of Yale Materials Handling-Dougherty Equipment. Ken Bonnell of Black Equipment Company and Gary Fairchild of Yale Materials Handling-Green Bay were also named Dealers of Excellence.
Yale recognized its Dealers of Merit, including James Ortega of Ohio Materials Handling and Barry Paul of Yale Kentuckiana. Also named were Les Gobler of Hilo Yale Industrial Trucks and Steve Gallagher of Yale Materials Handling-Torrance. Yale's Dealers of Value include Steven Greenawalt of Alta Lift Truck Services, Ken MacDonald of M & G Materials Handling Co., Mark Medley of Medley Material Handling Co., Robert Siano of National Lift Truck Service, and Greg Gammon of Yale Materials Handling Gammon. Other Dealers of Value were Skip Russo of Barclay Brand Ferdon, James Brennan of The Brennan Industrial Trucks, and Clifford Anglewicz of Yale Equipment & Services.