President’s Award for Excellence in Building
and Grounds Maintenance
Maintenance Award Winner
Neal Nagao is a building maintenance supervisor at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.
Nagao has worked for UH Hilo for more than 27 years. He began as UH Hilo’s only electrician and was later promoted to the campus’ only maintenance supervisor.
His peers and supervisors describe Nagao as having a positive attitude and excellent customer service skills.
He has been praised for keeping UH Hilo one of the best maintained campuses while working with limited resources and mentoring a great team.
The President’s Award for Excellence in Building and Grounds Maintenance honors UH employees who exhibit dedication and sustained superior performance in a maintenance, landscaping, custodial, shop or trucking position.
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