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Boise’s Allen Dykman named “Idaho Business Leader of the Year” by Idaho State University group

Posted January 20, 2010

Allen Dykman, owner and president of Dykman Electrical, Inc., Boise,  will be recognized as “Idaho Business Leader of the Year 2010” at the showcase event of the Delta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi, the professional business fraternity at Idaho State University.

The dinner event will be held in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center at Idaho State University on Thursday, March 11.

 

Allen DykmanThe award annually recognizes an Idaho business leader who has demonstrated outstanding business and professional ethics while contributing significant support to worthwhile community, civic and education activities. Awarded by ISU College of Business students since 1959, previous honorees have included a congressman, former governors, entrepreneurs, and leaders of some of Idaho’s largest companies. The recognition program is the longest-standing such program in Idaho.

 Dykman attended Boise State University on a football scholarship and was a member of Alpha Kappa Psi. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics in 1975, then worked for the family business, Dyke’s Poleline Electric of Pocatello, selling electrical equipment before deciding to start his own business. 

Dykman Electrical, Inc. was founded in 1981 by Allen Dykman and his wife, Dixie. Beginning as a two-person operation selling electrical motors from the family garage, Dykman Electrical now has presence in nine states and ships product to distributors, equipment manufacturers and end-users throughout the world. The company stocks the West’s largest inventory of electric motors, drives, controls and reducers and is an exclusive manufacturer’s distributor for such internationally-known brands as Toshiba, Siemens, General Electric, Benshaw, Teco, Westinghouse, ABB and Yaskawa. The company now employs more than 50.

His lengthy and distinguished record of community service includes support of and active participation in the work of Boise State University, Rachael’s Challenge, the YMCA Horsethief Camp Project, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Lift Up America, St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital, the Boise Rescue Mission, the Make A Wish Foundation and local churches.

Dykman and his wife, Dixie, have long supported education in Idaho through a wide variety of charities in addition to endowing scholarships at Boise State University, Idaho State University, Lewis-Clark State College and the University of Idaho.

Dykman currently serves on the executive committee of the Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl and is a past president of the BSU Alumni Association, the Bronco Athletic Association and the Boise State Foundation.  He also served as president of Hillcrest Country Club.   He was awarded BSU Distinguished Alumni award and received BSU’s Silver Medal Award for his service to the university and the community.  He is a member of the Highland High School Hall of Fame and the Idaho Football Hall of Fame. 

Although he has enjoyed tremendous business success, he is most proud of his marriage and two children.  Family always comes first at Dykman Electrical, Inc.

Individual tickets to the March 11 banquet are $35 and event sponsorships are also available. For more information, contact Mickenzie Bringhurst, Alpha Kappa Psi Idaho Business Leader of the Year chair, at (208) 380-2000 or by e-mail at mbbringhurst@gmail.com.

 

A complete list of award winners follows:

 

Idaho “Business Leader of the Year” Award Recipients

 

1959

M.T. Deaton

M.T. Deaton & Company

Pocatello

1960

Ralph R. Comstock, Sr.

First Security Bank

Boise

1961

Clarence Garrett

Garrett Freightlines

Pocatello

1962

Harry W. Morrison

Morrison-Knudson

Boise

1963

J.R. Simplot

J.R. Simplot Company

Boise

1964

C. Ed Flandro

Flandro Ford

Pocatello

1965

Robert V. Hansberger

Boise Cascade Company

Boise

1966

Thomas E. Roach

Idaho Power Company

Boise

1967

Dr. Frank Seelye

Dean, ISU College of Business

Pocatello

1968

Curtis Eaton, Sr.

Twin Falls Bank and Trust

Twin Falls

1969

Ralph R. Comstock, Jr.

First Security Bank

Boise

1970

J. Grant Bickmore

Idaho Bank and Trust

Pocatello

1971

Cecil Andrus

State of Idaho

Boise

1972

Albert Carlsen

Idaho Power Company

Boise

1973

John Dahl

J.R. Simplot Company

Boise

1974

Sy Block

Blocks, Inc.

Pocatello

1975

Robert D. Bolinder

Albertson's, Inc.

Boise

1976

J Allen Jensen

KID-TV

Idaho Falls

1977

 

 

 

1978

Fred C. Humphreys

Idaho First National Bank

Boise

1979

 

 

 

1980

 

 

 

1981

Ted E. Ellis

Key Bank of Idaho

Boise

1982

Dale Dunn

J.R. Simplot Company

Boise

1983

Robert C. Hammond

Jensen Oil Company

Idaho Falls

1984

Harry F. Magnuson

H.F. Magnuson Company

Wallace

1985

Warren E. McCain

Albertson's, Inc.

Boise

1986

Jon H. Miller

Boise Cascade Company

Boise

1987

Park Price, III

Park Price Motor Company

Pocatello

1988

Sybil Ferguson

Diet Center

Rexburg

1989

 

 

 

1990

Curtis Eaton, Jr.

First Security Bank

Twin Falls

1991

Keith Hinckley

Basic American Foods

Blackfoot

1992

Walter Minnick

T.J. International

Boise

1993

Don Aslett

Varsity Cleaners

Pocatello

1994

Gordon C. Smith

J.R. Simplot Company

Boise

1995

Sam H. Bennion

V-1 Oil Company

Idaho Falls

1996

Michael M. Mooney

Key Bank of Idaho

Boise

1997

Gary G. Michael

Albertson's, Inc.

Boise

1998

Frank L. Vandersloot

Melaleuca

Idaho Falls

1999

William C. Glynn

Intermountain Industries, Inc.

Boise

2000

Carolyn Ticknor

Hewlett-Packard

Boise

2001

Theodore Crumley

Boise Cascade Company

Boise

2002

ISU Centennial, all past winners honored

 

 

2003

James Rogers

Sunbelt Communications

Pocatello

2004

Chris King

AMI Semiconductor

Pocatello

2005

Ed Dahlberg

St. Luke's Regional Medical

Boise

2006

Duane B. Hagadone

Hagadone Corporation

Coeur d' Alene

2007

James Johnston

Home Specialists

Pocatello

2008

Arlo D. Luke

Varsity Contractors

Pocatello

2009

Douglas A. Sayer

Premier Technology, Inc.

Blackfoot

2010

Allen Dykman

Dykman Electrical, Inc.

Boise