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Kimray’s Tom Hill Presented Being a Difference Award


On March 29, Tom Hill, chairman of Kimray, Inc., became the latest recipient of the NASBA CPT’s Being a Difference Award, joining an exclusive group of people who go above and beyond to promote ethical behavior, actions and activities within the business and professional communities.

Hill was presented with the award during a special reception held in his honor at the Kimray offices in Oklahoma City, OK. Established in 1948, Kimray is an Oklahoma-based manufacturer of control valves and related equipment for oil and gas producing companies.

Hill began his career at Kimray in 1971, following a seven year tour of duty in the United States Marine Corps (including a tour in Vietnam) and earned his B.S.E.E. from Oklahoma State University.

He founded Character First! at Kimray in 1992 as a way to position individuals and organizations for success. Since the organization’s inception, Hill’s training and promotion of ethical principles have positively impacted Kimray employees and also extended far beyond the walls of the company, reaching over 2,000 businesses, 1,800 school districts, 350 U.S. communities and 28 foreign countries—all of which have implemented this new paradigm for personal growth.

“I am honored to receive such a prestigious award from the NASBA Center for the Public Trust,” said Hill. “I accept this award on behalf of Kimray and its over 600 employees who set the example for character in the workplace every day.”