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Harold ‘Barry’ McGuane

Residence : Oakdale

Age : 50

Family : Daughter, Molly, 23

Occupation : An Allegheny County employee since July 1993, McGuane works as lead engineer in the county jail’s maintenance division.

Education : Diploma from Gateway Technical Institute in heating, ventilating and air conditioning

Background : McGuane’s accomplishments include rebuilding numerous motors and other equipment in use at the jail, showing ingenuity that saved nearly $30,000 in repairing equipment that otherwise would need replacing, his supervisor said.

Noteworthy : He received the Frank J. Lucchino Award for distinguished service. The award was established to recognize county employees who demonstrate outstanding performance. McGuane, the July recipient, was praised for an “eagerness and ability to go far above and beyond the expectations of his position.”

Quote : “My objective down here is to try to accomplish things with as least cost possible but with quality. It’s definitely an honor to be recognized for trying to save money. I was just doing my job, that’s all.”

— By David M. Brown

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