Our Leadership

Heyward A. (Buddy) Hawkins

Buddy has been with Hawkins & Associates since 1976 after graduating from The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), where he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega and Alpha Kappa Psi fraternities.

Buddy began as an outside sales person and along with key people over the years has moved the company forward to what it is today. He prides himself in knowing his product and educating himself and his sales staff on the latest technology available in the industry.  That combined with customer service are his top priority. “To be able to talk to a live person who can actually help with a situation. Be it sales or technical support. That makes us who we are.”

Buddy and his wife, Nan, whom he met just after college, live in Marietta, GA. They have one son who lives in Asheville, NC. Buddy & Nan enjoy taking walks on the beach with their black retriever, Ernie.

His outside interests include playing the drums, and collecting.  His favorite collection is his music collection.  He has about 3,000 45-RPM records from the ‘60’s and 70’s.  He also enjoys pistol target shooting, following the Atlanta Braves and GA Tech sports.

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Scott Mann, President/CEO

Scott was born in Stone Mountain, GA and attended DeKalb Technical College where he received an Associate’s Degree in Electronics Technology. While attending school, Scott also started his employment at Hawkins & Associates in the fall of 1990.

Initially, Scott worked part-time and was responsible for shipping, receiving and pump repair. Once he finished school, Scott started full-time employment and was given the responsibility of technical support and inside sales. He is now responsible for managing the daily operations including the inside sales, technical support and the shipping/receiving department.

Scott continues to educate himself by attending many of the training classes offered by various vendors which keeps him aware of the current technology in the water treatment industry.

Scott is married to his wife Jackie whom he met just after finishing school. In his off time, Scott enjoys gardening. Both he and Jackie enjoy traveling in their RV and boating.

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Mike Basak, Inside Sales/Technical Support

Mike Basak began working at Hawkins & Associates, Inc., in September of 1998 as the shipping/receiving specialist and was promoted to Inside Sales & Technical Support team in July 1999. Mike has an AS degree in Electronics and graduated from Bauder College in 1990.

He was born in Long Island, NY and was raised in Fort Lauderdale, FL (Little NY). As a child he left NY at the age of 4, spent 25 years in South Florida then moved to the Atlanta area in 1995. Mike is married to a wonderful woman named Sylvia and together they have 2 daughters Amanda, studying sports management & Kayla who is in the nursing program both attend college at  West Georgia.

In his off time Mike officiates youth and high school football. He enjoys going to Disney World, the beach, movies and spending time with his family. He was a Grand Knight for our Knights of Columbus Council in the church and is currently the "New District Deputy for District 21".

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Beth Wages, Office Manager/ Accounts Receivable Manager

Beth has been with Hawkins & Associates since October, 1989.  She is in charge of Accounts Receivable and serves as the Office Manager as well.

She was born and raised in North Carolina but Georgia has been her home since 1970.

Beth is married and has two daughters, two sons-in-law who are in the military and four grandchildren. She is a huge supporter of her grand-children's sports & school activities and attends as many functions as she can. She also enjoys collecting antique cookbooks and “playing in the garden”. Beth takes pride in her collection of different types of tropical plants. One of her biggest accomplishments is participating in the 5K walks she has done for a number of charitable causes.

Beth is definitely a “people person” and enjoys getting to know the customers at Hawkins & Associates. She is the definition of southern hospitality.

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