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Tyler Receives VA Lifetime Achievement Award


Ken Tyler, VP Government Operations, Encompass LLC was recently honored at the VA National Environmental Programs Service Conference with a VA Lifetime Achievement Award.

Excerpted from the award Tyler received for his services:

“In recognition of your superb leadership and professionalism resulting in far reaching improvements in the effectiveness and quality of health care delivery to veterans nationwide.  Mr. Tyler served as Chief, Textile C from 1977 to 2000.  He is best known for his development of the VA Laundry Modernization Program where is managed the modernization of 54 laundry facilities (valued at $173 million) and the new construction of 15 new VA laundries (valued at $140 million).  Mr. Tyler was very active in management of the VA Laundry Consolidation Program where VA consolidated 41 laundries from 73 existing facilities.”

Tyler has made many contributions to the care and service of Veterans throughout his career.  His most notable accomplishments include: managing the EMS product standardization program and uniform committee, serving as Acting EPS Director from 1989-1991, his development of the Under Secretary for Health Field Laundry Advisory and establishment of the VA laundry/quality assurance programs.  Additionally he is a graduate of the VA Leadership Program, a recipient of 3 Hammer Awards from the Vice President of the United States, three Scissor Awards from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and two Department of Energy Conservation Awards.