Ariz. dealer wins top award at 2017 Ditch Witch honors

Ditch Witch of Arizona at the 2017 Service & Support AwardsDitch Witch of Arizona at the 2017 Service & Support Awards

An Arizona dealer has been presented with the highest award given for excellence by Ditch Witch.

Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine Works Company, is honoring individuals and dealerships that have exemplified the highest level of product support and service worldwide throughout 2017.

Jon Ahlman of Ditch Witch of Arizona received the 2017 Harold Chesnutt Award. The annual award recognizes the parts manager in the worldwide Ditch Witch dealer network who best exemplifies the enthusiasm and dedication Harold Chesnutt brought to his profession for more than 30 years.

Ahlman receiving the 2017 Chesnutt Award.Ahlman receiving the 2017 Chesnutt Award.

Ahlman has belonged to the Ditch Witch family since 1981. “His stringent attention to detail and commitment to quality customer service makes Ahlman a successful parts manager and an essential part of the Ditch Witch of Arizona team,” the company says.

“Working to fulfill our ‘We’re in this Together’ philosophy, Ditch Witch dealerships and employees are dedicated to building customer relationships and providing exemplary product expertise and support,” says Dennis Wierzbicki, Ditch Witch president. “These annual service awards recognize those who have gone above and beyond to satisfy that commitment.”

Kyle Liebman of Ditch Witch Northwest was recognized as the 2017 Service Manager of the Year. This award honors the Ditch Witch dealership service manager who best promotes the highest level of product support to customers and superior leadership to co-workers.


With a passion for mechanics, Liebman joined Ditch Witch in 1998 and served as a “jack-of-all-trades,”  the company says. In his current management and leadership role, he’s known for his intelligence, experience and customer service skills.

Also recognized are top dealership service departments that pursue the highest level of customer support in the industry . The top dealership for service and support in 2017 was Ditch Witch of South Louisiana. Other top dealerships included:

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