MDOT names airport, consultant of the year

DI-04535-293_482233_7.jpg The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Office of Aeronautics has named the Chippewa County International Airport in Sault Ste. Marie as Airport of the Year, and Applied Pavement Technology, Inc. (AP Tech) of Urbana, Illinois, as the Robert G. Peckham Consultant of the Year. The annual awards recognize outstanding service to Michigan aviation.

Applied Pavement Technology, Inc. was recognized for providing significant enhancements to the Airport Pavement Management System through continuous innovation. In accepting the award, Kyle Potvin acknowledged the experience and dedication of the AP Tech team. “We are extremely grateful to be selected for this award,” said Potvin. “It is a pleasure working with the group at the Office of Aeronautics and our thanks goes out to each one of them.” Potvin said an added honor is the fact that the award is now named after Robert G. Peckham, an engineer that served the Michigan aviation community throughout a long and distinguished career. (Pictured above are from left, Mike Trout, MDOT Office of Aeronautics executive administrator; David VanderVeen, Michigan Aeronautics Commission; James Koslosky, Kyle Potvin, John Peckham, and Matt Brynick – AP Tech staff.)

In presenting the award to the Chippewa County International Airport, MDOT Aeronautics Commission Director Michael Trout said the airport “has performed in an exemplary manner in continuous improvement.” Airport manager Tami Beseau accepted the award, and said the airport’s success would not be possible without its dedicated and knowledgeable staff.

This is the 24th year the MDOT Office of Aeronautics has presented the awards.