WILMINGTON, Mass. () - It is the most coveted of all UniFirst Corporation recognitions. And out of the thousands of UniFirst route sales representatives (RSRs) in the U.S and Canada, only ten have earned this distinction for 2014. Named after UniFirst's founder, the Aldo Croatti Award is presented to those RSRs who exemplify unparalleled customer service and satisfaction while retaining 100% of their customers for an entire fiscal year. Combined, the ten award winners service 1035 UniFirst business customers on a weekly basis.
Headquartered in Wilmington, Mass., UniFirst Corporation (NYSE: UNF) is a leading provider of customized work uniform programs, corporate attire, and facility service products to businesses throughout the U.S. and Canada. Together with its subsidiaries, UniFirst also provides first aid and safety products, and manages specialized garment programs for the cleanroom and nuclear industries.
"From the beginning, employee Team Partners at UniFirst have consistently conducted business according to our founding core values: a customer focus, a respect for others, and a commitment to quality. These ten service professionals truly live by these founding values, providing the highest levels of customer service possible," said UniFirst president and CEO Ron Croatti. "It's people like these who play an integral role in UniFirst's ability to grow year after year, and it is a privilege and honor to recognize their continued commitments and efforts."
Follow the links below and read what each of this year's Aldo Croatti Award winners credits for their success and how they achieved such amazing customer service records throughout the year.
Peter Chikerotis (Chicago, Ill.); Jerry Hernandez (Corpus Christi, Texas); Patrick Lebel (Montreal, Quebec); Rigoberto Madrid Jr. (San Diego, Calif.); Keith Penrod (Tulsa, Okla.); William Prad (Meadville, Pa.); Ulises Ruiz (Portland, Ore.); John Saucedo (Albuquerque, N.M.); Dale Spencer (Marion, Va.); and Ross Williamson (Altoona, Pa.).
As part of their award, each 2014 Aldo Croatti Award winner receives an all-expenses-paid trip for two to the Four Seasons Resort in Maui, Hawaii, in December, where they will be personally recognized by Mr. Croatti and other company executives.
Headquartered in Wilmington, Mass., UniFirst Corporation (NYSE: UNF) is a North American leader in the supply and servicing of uniform and workwear programs, as well as the delivery of facility service programs. Together with its subsidiaries, the company also provides first aid and safety products, and manages specialized garment programs for the cleanroom and nuclear industries. UniFirst manufactures its own branded workwear, protective clothing, and floorcare products, and with over 225 service locations, 275,000 customer locations, and 11,500 employee Team Partners, the company outfits more than 1.5 million workers each business day. For more information, contact UniFirst at 800.455.7654 or visit unifirst.com.