Lifetime Achievement Award

Dear NCVMA members,

On behalf of the NCVMA board of directors, I would like to encourage you to consider nominating a NCVMA Member for the North Carolina Vegetation Management Association Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will go to an individual selected by the NCVMA board of directors from nominations made by you.

The purpose of this award is to identify and recognize those individuals who have worked in the vegetation management industry, made noteworthy contributions to their company and/or the industry, and demonstrated outstanding leadership and/or commitment to their company and/or fellow employees.

Please read the qualifications form referenced above, to determine who qualifies as a nominee. In order for a nominee to be considered for this prestigious award, the NCVMA Lifetime Achievement Award Form must be completed and submitted to the NCVMA board before October 31st.

Each recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award will also be inducted into the NCVMA Hall of Fame whereby they will forever be honored on our website –

Kindest Regards,
Sammy Keziah
NCVMA Lifetime Achievement Award Committee Chairman

Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

2010 - Mr Bill Massey

W.F. "Bill" Massey is a native of North Caroilna with a BS Degree from North Carolina State University in Field Corps (Agronomy). Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Army Chemical Corps in their Chemical and Biological and Radiological Warefare Labs in Edgewood, MD. Prior to completing his service obligation, he received a Commission.

Bill Spend over 30 years working in the Agrochemical and specialty Chemical Business of ELANCO, DowElanco and Dow AgroSciences in sales and sales management. Since 1987 he has worked extensively with tree growth regulators as a TGR Market Development Specialist for these Corporations. Following his retirement from Dow AgroSciences he formed Massey Consultants, LLC which specialized in training, evaluation, implementation and demonstration of TGRs for utilities and tree care companies. In this role, he was a consultant for SePro Corporation for approximately 10 years until his full retirement in April 2010.

Bill is a Past President of the NC Vegetation Management Association, has served on the board of the Mountain Lakes Vegetation Management Association and received the 2000 Utility Arborist Association award for "contributions to the field of utility arboriculture."

Bill Massey

2011 - Mr. Brian Morris and Mr. Bill Johnson

Congratulations to William “Bill” Johnson and Brian Morris, our 2011 recipients of the NCVMA’s life time achievement award.

The award is in recognition of outstanding service to the North Carolina Vegetation Industry. Both Bill and Brian have been lifelong stewards of the environment and continue to speak out on issues that affect the management of vegetation along the Right-Of-Way corridors in North Carolina. Congratulations to them both.​



Mr. Dave Schoonover
Aqumix, Inc.

Mr. Jimmy Brown
​Energy United EMC

Mr. Henry Wallace
Duke Energy

Congratulations to our 2012 Lifetime Achievement award winners. Each winnerbrought energy, knowledge, innovation and dedication to the management of vegetation along the North Carolina vegetation corridors. The NCVMA winners represent the best-of-the-best in the industry.


2014 - Edward Schenk II

​CWC, Inc.
2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner.


2019 Annual NCVMA Symposium
December 2020

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