Aggreko Awards 2013 Phil Harrower and Merit Scholarships
Awarded to children of employees, encourages higher education
HOUSTON -- September 19, 2013
Aggreko, the global leader in temporary power generation, temperature control,
and oil-free compressed air solutions, has announced the winners of the 2013
Phil Harrower and Aggreko Merit Scholarships. Since 2000, the company has
awarded scholarships to college-bound students of their employees. Each fund
is aimed at supporting higher education and cultivating leaders for tomorrow.
One student received the Phil Harrower Scholarship and four students the
Aggreko Merit Scholarship.
“We value the pursuit of continued education and support our employees and
their children in reaching their goals,” said Asterios Satrazemis, President,
Aggreko Americas. “Aggreko is proud to award these scholarship funds each year
and we look forward to our recipients’ educational success.”
Selection is based on various criteria, including academic awards, SAT/ACT
scores, extra-curricular activities and career aspirations. To qualify for a
scholarship, applicants must have attained a grade point average of 3.0 or
better and submitted an essay describing their career aspirations and reasons
for seeking a scholarship. Additionally, applicants must have been accepted to
a university, community college or accredited technical school.
The Phil Harrower Scholarship program, named in honor of the late CEO of
Aggreko, grants recipients $1,500 per academic year and commemorates his
widely admired commitment to the company’s employees and their families. Each
Aggreko Merit Scholarship recipient receives $1,000 per academic year. Since
the Aggreko Merit and Phil Harrower scholarship programs were launched,
Aggreko has awarded more than $125,000 in scholarships to 65 deserving
Phil Harrower Scholarship Winner:
Samantha is the daughter of Michael Clarke, Vice President, Southeast Area
General Manager in Jacksonville, FL. This fall, Samantha will attend Wake
Forest University to study international business with a focus on French. She
plans to study abroad during her time at Wake and has a career ambition to
work at a foreign, French-based business.
Aggreko Merit Scholarship Winners:
Torie is the daughter of Tina Tauzin, Administrative Support Assistance,
National Repair Power & Air in New Iberia, LA. Torie will attend the
University of Louisiana at Lafayette this fall and pursue a degree in nursing.
Her ambition is to become a paediatric nurse practitioner.
Morgan is the daughter of Belinda Phillips, Rental Coordinator, Gulf
Administration Center in New Iberia, LA. Morgan will attend McNeese State
University this fall and plans to pursue a degree in mass communications with
a focus on public relations. She desires to one day represent a company by
using her communications skills.
Justin is the son of Kevin Coats, West Area Sales Representative in Los
Angeles, CA. Justin will attend Texas Christian University this fall and plans
to obtain a degree in engineering in hopes of pursuing a career in the field
of computer technology.
Lauren is the daughter of Michael McMahon, Northeast Operations Coordinator in
Linden, NJ. Lauren has been accepted to Monmouth University in New Jersey, and
has plans to pursue a degree in education. Lauren aspires to one day become an
elementary school teacher.
Aggreko plc is the world leader in the supply of temporary power and
temperature control solutions. Aggreko employs over 5,700 people operating
from 194 locations. In 2012 we served customers in about 100 countries, and
had revenues of approximately GBP 1.6bn (USD 2.5bn or Euros 2.0bn). Aggreko
plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AGK.L), is a member of the
FTSE-100 index, and is headquartered in Scotland. For more information, please
visit the company website at www.aggreko.com
Aggreko provides power and temperature control solutions to customers who need
them either very quickly, or for a short or indeterminate length of time.
Examples would be the supply of power to an industrial site which needs to
service its permanent power supply, supplying a whole city in times of power
shortage, or providing a major sporting event with power and cooling systems.
We serve our customers either through our 194 service centres, which we call
the Local business, or globally through our Power Projects business.
In the Local business, which accounts for about half of our revenues, we hire
our equipment to customers, who then operate it for themselves, although we
retain responsibility for servicing and maintaining it. In the Power Projects
business, which also accounts for about half of our revenues, we operate as a
power producer. We install and operate power plants and we charge our
customers both for providing the generating capacity, and for the electricity
we produce. We design and manufacture equipment specifically for these
requirements in our factory in Dumbarton, Scotland.
Recent customers include the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the
Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and the power utilities in over 50
countries including the UK, France, Angola, Kenya, Indonesia, Bangladesh,
Venezuela, Chile, Brazil and the USA.
In 2012 we fulfilled almost 45,000 customers’ assignments and 70% of those who
responded to our research gave us a recommendation of 9 or 10 out of 10.
For more information, please visit our local website at:
Ward Creative Communications
Molly LeCronier, 713-869-0707
Amy Stine, 281-985-8266
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