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Learn More about the 2019 Up-and-Comer in Maintenance and Reliability Award Winners!

Ryan Chan

The winners of the first-ever UpKeep Awards are in!

First, thank you to all of the nominators who took the time to submit their friends, colleagues, and teammates for consideration. Your recognition of your nominee’s hard work continues to inspire us, and we’re so proud to support you in honoring them. Second, this group of nominees was especially impressive because of the breadth of industries in which they work. To name a few – manufacturing, food production, hospitals, facilities, hotels, are all sustained by the list of nominees below.

Today, we are ecstatic to announce the 2019 winners and grand winners of each of our three award categories: the Biggest Impact Award, the Up-and-Comer in Maintenance and Reliability Award, and the Most Innovative Reliability Program AwardYou can find the full list of winners here.

We’d like to shine a special highlight on every single winner and grand-winner.

Here are the winners of the Up-and-Comer in Maintenance and Reliability Awards with snippets on why we are celebrating them for the incredible work they do!


  • Ung Ho –

    “Ung has served in the food operational management industry for almost a decade and currently manages twenty-Six full service/QSR restaurant, bars, and café shops at the LAX airport, one of the busiest airports in the world. He has served as everything from a facility technician to his current role as facility manager.”


  • Sobran Singh Kadam –

    “Team leader of their maintenance department, Sobran heads the most emerging maintenance reliability engineering that can sustain the world’s manufacturing!” 
  • Joe Coble –
    “Joe does a fantastic job at what he does! Anytime something needs to be fixed he is on the ball or communicating with us on what we are waiting on. He is out Go-To guy and always coming it to get the job done right.”

Learn more about our Grand Prize winner, LaWayne Smith!


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