July 9, 2014: Columbia, MD‚ÄĒThe National Association of Credit Management (NACM) honored Gary Gaudette, CCE, ICCE of Hanover, New Hampshire with the 2014 O.D. Glaus Credit Executive of Distinction* during the association‚Äôs 118th Annual Credit Congress and Exposition in Orlando, Florida, June 8-11, 2014. The Glaus Award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the credit profession, who upholds the tenets of lifelong learning and who is highly esteemed by his or her peers. Gaudette is senior treasury analyst at Hypertherm, Inc. in Hanover. Founded in 1968, Hypertherm specializes in industrial cutting that includes new plasma, laser and water jet technologies and services.
Gaudette has been active in the credit field for many years and is a member of NACM New England, an NACM affiliate. As Brandy Sailer-Dow, CICP, receivables specialist, accounting services at Hypertherm, said, ‚ÄúHe feels strongly that continuing education is vital to every credit professional‚Äôs success. He is always available to answer questions and discuss ideas.‚ÄĚ
Gaudette holds multiple credit-related designations including the Certified Credit Executive (CCE) and International Certified Credit Executive (ICCE) and is an alumnus of NACM‚Äôs Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management (GSCFM), a certification program that endorses its achievers as capable of managing the credit function at an executive level in the areas of accounting, finance, domestic and international credit concepts, management and law. The program is held each year on the campus of Dartmouth College. In addition, he is an alumnus of Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, where he earned his BS in Management and MBA in Leadership.
His impressive level of volunteering extends to currently serving on the NACM National Board of Directors and the New England Region Board, where he is advisor to the chair and previously held positions as vice chair and director. In addition, he is an active member of NACM‚Äôs international division, the Finance, Credit and International Business Association (FCIB).
Community involvement is very important to Gaudette resulting in his serving on the boards of organizations such as the United Way, the Mascoma Lake Association, the Enfield Conservation Commission, the Enfield Village Association, Hypertherm HOPE and also serving as a Junior Achievement teacher.
The National Association of Credit Management warmly congratulates Gary Gaudette on being chosen as the O.D. Glaus Credit Executive of Distinction for 2014.
About the National Association of Credit Management
NACM, headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, supports more than 15,000 business credit and financial professionals worldwide with premier industry services, tools and information. NACM and its network of affiliated associations are the leading resource for credit and financial management information, education, products and services designed to improve the management of business credit and accounts receivable. NACM‚Äôs collective voice has influenced federal legislative policy results concerning commercial business and trade credit to our nation‚Äôs policy makers for more than 100 years, and continues to play an active part in legislative issues pertaining to business credit and corporate bankruptcy. Its annual Credit Congress is the largest gathering of credit professionals in the world.
*About NACM Designations and the O.D. Glaus Credit Executive of Distinction Award
Former NACM-National Chairman O.D. Glaus Jr., CCE of Nashville, Tennessee was an indefatigable supporter of the credit profession and lifelong learning. He earned the ‚Äúfather of credentialing‚ÄĚ moniker for his efforts to establish NACM‚Äôs professional accreditation program. ‚ÄúIf I were going to leave a legacy to the profession, it would be learning is a never-ending process‚ÄĒnobody lives in a cocoon‚ÄĒand communicating with people, learning together and aspiring for excellence are the most important things,‚ÄĚ he once explained. Upon his death in February 2010, the NACM-National Board of Directors renamed the National Credit Executive of the Year award in his honor.
The NACM certification program is comprised of three designations on the domestic side: the Certified Business Associate (CBA), Credit Business Fellow (CBF) and the most prestigious, the Certified Credit Executive (CCE). NACM‚Äôs international division, FCIB, also offers the International Certified Credit Executive (ICCE) designation. The NACM-National Honors and Awards Committee bases its awards on a scoring system that rates nominees in nearly 50 areas of professional life, including their participation in NACM activities on local and national levels, service on local and national industry credit groups, educational attainment in the credit field, continuing education participation, professional accomplishments and dedication to the profession.
Affiliate Contact: Brandy Sailers-Dow, receivables specialist, Hypertherm, Inc., 603-643-3441 x1732
NACM-National Contact: Caroline Zimmerman, 410-740-5560