Top Ditch Witch Dealerships and Individuals Recognized for Superior Customer Service, Support and Dedication

PERRY, Okla., April 6, 2017 – Ditch Witch®, a Charles Machine Works Company, announced recipients of the Harold Chesnutt Award, Service and Support Leadership Award and Top 10 Dealerships for demonstrating the highest level of product support and service throughout 2016.

David Ponder of Ditch Witch of Georgia was honored with the 2016 Harold Chesnutt Award –presented annually to the parts manager in the worldwide Ditch Witch dealer network who best exemplifies the enthusiasm, creativity, product expertise and customer dedication Harold Chesnutt brought to his profession for more than 30 years. As the parts manager overseeing a three-location dealership, Ponder has dedicated himself to building a successful team of parts pros, and has helped his department accomplish a 40 percent growth in sales over the last three years.

“We continually hear from our customers that the superior product expertise, service and support from our dealerships and employees is a unique differentiator of Ditch Witch in the industry,” said Dennis Wierzbicki, Ditch Witch President. “Our organization is dedicated to building strong, trusted customer relationships and these awards honor our teams helping to fulfill that commitment 365 days a year.”  

Recognized for his leadership and support to both customers and fellow employees, Darrell Feist of Ditch Witch of North Dakota was presented the 2016 Superior Service and Support Leadership Award. This annual award is presented to a Ditch Witch dealership service manager in recognition of superior leadership, and who promotes the highest level of product support to his customers and colleagues – emphasizing the organization’s core philosophy, “We’re In This Together.”

The organization also announced the top 10 Ditch Witch dealerships that excelled in providing superior service and ongoing support for customers worldwide in 2016. Honored as the No. 1 dealership for service and support in 2016 was Ditch Witch of South Louisiana. In no particular order, the other top dealerships are as follows:

View all photos of the 2016 Harold Chesnutt award winner, Superior Service and Support Leadership award winner and Top 10 Dealerships for Product Support and Service award winners at:

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