Watch: Altec's Calhoun honored as 47th recipient of CCJ's Career Leadership Award

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Updated Mar 1, 2023

Kenneth Calhoun was named the 47th recipient of CCJ's Career Leadership Award at a special reception and celebration at the Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting and Expo in Orlando Sunday night. 

During his tenure in the industry, Calhoun has served as Chairman of the Arkansas Trucking Association’s Maintenance and Technology Council, General Chairman and Treasurer of the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) and has served on the Legislative Task Force on Workforce Education Excellence in Arkansas, among many other roles. He is also member of the Be Pro Be Proud Foundation Board of Directors – a vocational and skilled trade education initiative that was born in Arkansas and since spread to five other states. In Arkansas alone, Be Pro Be Proud has impacted nearly 40,000 students across 16 trade training programs.

In June 2020, Kenneth was appointed by then-Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson to serve on the Career Education and Workforce Development Board, which he now chairs.

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CCJ's Technology and Maintenance Career Leadership Award program is sponsored by PetersonPetro-Canada Lubricants and Utility., and has recognized 47 maintenance professionals for a career of dedication to professionalism and excellence in fleet maintenance management. Candidates are selected by the CCJ editorial staff from open nominations.

In this video 

00:00 - Growing Up: The Son of an Air Force Tech Sergeant

02:50 - Growing Up: The Beginning of Civilian Life

03:37 - High School and Post Graduation

05:06 - College Education

06:19 - The Beginning of Kenneth’s Career

08:23 - The Only Job Kenneth Was Fired From

09:56 - Joining United Engines

12:17 - How Kenneth and His Wife Met

13:25 - Kenneth's Path to Altec

14:25 - The Beginning of Kenneth’s Education Efforts

16:07 - Kenneth’s Leadership and Accomplishments

17:34 - School Audits & Education Legislation

20:51 - How Kenneth Will Be Remembered