Finning Canada’s Brad Herbert recognized as Canada’s Top Technician

Brad Herbert, Leadhand Field Mechanic for Finning was recognized as the top technician in Canada for 2022 by Knapheide and the Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) Foundation.

The AED Foundation’s Technicians of the Year Awards are presented annually to the best technicians from across North America, at the Foundation Gala held during AED’s annual Summit. These awards recognize the hard-working technicians who are critical to the success of the equipment distribution industry.

Herbert, is a journeyperson leadhand field Heavy Equipment Technician with over 20 years’ experience, and works at the Finning branch in Mildred Lake, Alberta. He takes pride in his work and honing his expertise, having taken over 100 training courses in safety and professional development. Brad takes pride in what does and has a great safety record on the job. His experience and focus on customer service and mentoring young apprentices, makes him an extraordinary addition to the Finning team.

“With over 450 members able to recommend up to three candidates for this award, taking home top honours for Technician of the Year is no simple feat. Finning Canada is proud to have one of its own recognized for being the best in their field as it pertains to expertise, safety, leadership, community involvement and mentorship of aspiring young technicians,” said Darren Riley, VP Sales, Construction Industries, for Finning Canada. “Brad exemplifies the values we believe in at Finning and lives them every day.”

Herbert, a veteran with over 21 years experience, was nominated by his supervisor Tom Neale.

“We were pleased to recognize Brad Herbert and this year’s outstanding class of Technicians of the Year, which is one of the ways we can showcase the critical role technicians play in our industry,” said Brian P. McGuire, AED Foundation President.

Read the article on Brad’s achievement in the April 22 issue of AED magazine.