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Recently we lost a key friend and associate who was heavily involved in our overall effort to improve the RF Service Industry for the companies, the personnel, and of course the customers. For many years he gave his time without any financial rewards driven by his desire to improve both his industry's overall level of professionalism and everyone's ability to meet the ongoing technical and logistical challenges that exist in a rapidly changing industry. Dave Robison was truly an industry champion who will be missed by all. Dave definitely reminds us all of the many individuals that we know who give their time and efforts daily without fanfare for the betterment of many.
At The Consortium for Certified Service Centers we are fortunate to have individuals like Dave who give their time and energies to our program on a daily basis. They review applications, they serve on our Board of Directors, they join us on our monthly conference calls, and they serve to assist us on special projects. Many of these individuals also serve other member organizations like the Professional Service Association, the United Servicers Association, the Electronic Technicians Association, the Consumer Electronics Association, and Industry Manufacturers. There are many business owners, employees, and educators who also give their time on a daily basis to update and develop certifications for all types of technical and management positions in several Electronics Service Industries.
What makes these busy people volunteer their own time and expertise to help further these efforts that directly or indirectly benefit all? I think they simply care a great deal about the improvements that they can help drive in the industries that they represent. We all benefit from their time and energies and can offer them the ultimate compliment by taking time ourselves to pitch in and help in these efforts at either the national or local level. We all know who these individuals are so please take the time to call them and see how you can contribute to help make industry improvements that will benefit yourself and also serve to help keep your service industry strong. The best ideas come from those who are in the trenches every day and that's YOU. Ideas that help your business and your personnel will most likely help others that are doing the same type of work. In fact in the service industry, common recommendations made in one industry do cross over and have a positive impact in many other related industries.
In closing I want to simply state what Dave always said to the people who volunteered their time, effort, and support to their industry. "Thanks for all you do!"
Author: Don Pierson, Certified Service Centers