|Vol. 18, No. 9||Oct. 29, 1998|
David Millay, facilities management, has been honored by the Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE) with its Fellow Award, in recognition of his years of service to the association and its profession.
The award was presented last month at the association's national meeting in New Orleans. "I've been in the profession for more than 20 years," Millay said. "It is an honor to be recognized for the work I have done," Millay said. He has held several positions within AFE, currently serving on the board of trustees for its foundation.
The Fellows Award is the highest honor AFE bestows on its members, and it is given in recognition of career advancement, service to the AFE and its companies and professional contributions.
Millay was the AFE's president in 1996. "I feel I had a strong role in reorganizing the association," he said. "I improved the budgetary outlook and made changes within the basic structure of the organization."
Among his accomplishments as president, Millay changed the name of the association to reflect the many disciplines and changing aspects within the field of engineering and facilities management. He developed the Certified Plant Engineer-in-Training program to attract people to the profession and educate those within it.
According to 1998 AFE President Joseph Greil, Millay is "an excellent listener, and always takes the time to help fellow professionals and those thinking of entering the profession." Greil was one of the members of AFE who nominated Millay for the 1998 award.
Millay graduated cum laude from Northeastern University in Boston with a B.S. degree in industrial technology. Currently, he is a graduate student in UD's MBA program. Millay also holds the Certified Plant Engineer designation from the AFE.
-Gail E. Walford