Greensboro, NC – April 28, 2023 – Another year of recognition for Stake Center Locating as three individuals won awards in three different categories in the 21st Annual American Business Awards®. First and foremost, Stake Center Locating’s Chief Executive Officer, Heath Martin, received a Gold Stevie Award for Achievement in Management – Business & Professional Services.

Having just taken the role of Chief Executive Officer, this nomination was focused primarily around accomplishments Heath has already achieved as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. As noted by one of the judges “True leader projecting great accomplishments and exponential growth of business.” This describes Heath very well, making him a perfect fit following the announcement of George Baer’s retirement.

For the second year in a row, Chief Information Officer, David Kennedy, won a Bronze Award for Technology Executive of the Year. David continues to be recognized because as one judge noted he “…has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills in driving efficiency and productivity.” David’s hard work and vision has helped drive Stake Center in a more efficient direction.

The third award went to Ashley Zolot, Marketing Manager, as she won a Silver Stevie® Award for Marketer of the Year. The judges noted her achievements in both internal and external communications, resulting in this Silver Award.

The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Thought Leader of the Year, and App of the Year, among others. More than 230 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

Congratulations to all three winners. With these three at Stake Center Locating, the company is sure to keep moving toward great things ahead.


Stake Center Locating is a leading utility locating company focused on delivering high-quality, safe and accurate locating services. Stake Center Locating operates nationwide in 48 states and is home to more than 1,200+ employees and field personnel. Stake Center Locating completes 850,000 locate requests each month.