Krzys Honored with Associate Member of the Year Award

Benjamin Media President Has Decades-Long Association With Industry

The National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) proudly awarded Rob Krzys of Benjamin Media their prestigious “NUCA Associate Member of the Year” Award, honoring his work on behalf of the industry over the last three decades.

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“Rob has kept the written record of NUCA strong and in member’s hands,” said Doug Carlson, NUCA Chief Executive Officer. “Utility Contractor magazine and Benjamin Media’s trenchless technology publications are the public showcase of our industry. Rob’s years of support for NUCA and our programs, especially Washington Summit, and his enthusiasm, deserves a great honor like this hard-earned national award.”

Krzys is the president and publisher of Benjamin Media Inc. (BMI), headquartered in Richfield, Ohio.

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Krzys’s involvement with the utility construction industry began when he was in high school, working in 1987 for American Augers where his father held a senior position. He learned early in life about the importance of NUCA in the industry and retains his enthusiasm for our industry’s work to this day.

Krzys embarked on a 30-year career with Benjamin Media after high school. He has been involved across every aspect of the business, from BMI’s periodical magazines to the company’s live events. Ten years ago, he was appointed president of BMI. Krzys and BMI have helped shape NUCA’s Utility Contractor magazine, which BMI has published for almost 20 years.

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Krzys has attended numerous NUCA conventions and Washington Summits, and is currently involved with NUCA of Ohio as treasurer. Last year, with BMI’s help and resources, Krzys published NUCA’s new “Trenchless Construction and New Installation Methods” manual. He has been a member of NUCA’s Trenchless Technology Committee for many years.

The “NUCA Associate Member of the Year Award” is presented annually to an associate member who has made a significant contribution on the national level to the industry and the association. The 2022 award was personally presented to Krzys by NUCA leadership at the association’s Annual Meeting held March 13 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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