Maines Awards Associates for Outstanding Performance
Each year, members of the Maines team join together to celebrate the company’s success and to bestow a true honor on a select group of employees — these few are the winners of the coveted Chairman’s Exemplar Awards.
The 2014 Chairman’s Exemplar Recognition Ceremony was held September 12th at The Turning Stone Casino and Resort. The night focused on celebrating the achievements of the department Exemplars and the thireteen individuals who were further selected to receive the Chairman’s Exemplar Awards. Attended by associates, their family members, and special guests, the night opened with a cocktail hour, followed by a delicious dinner. Then, the awards ceremony began with comments from President an d CEO Chris Mellon and Senior Vice President of Human Resources Steve Stoner.
“These awards provide recognition to top employees who demonstrate exemplary behavior by performing at a high level, achieving results, maintaining a good attendance record, and displaying a keen work ethic,” said Mellon during the event. Stoner added, “Those who are being honored have all displayed the core Maines values of
delighting the customer; acting with honesty and integrity; working hard and with enthusiasm; delivering on commitments; working with little or no supervision; delivering quality to the customer; and superior execution through skills, abilities, and knowledge.”
A total of 54 department Exemplar Awards were presented for 2014. The associates receiving this distinction received a photo album, plaque, and $100 gift card. They also became eligible to receive a Chairman’s Exemplar Award. “To qualify for consideration of the Chairman’s Exemplar Award, an employee must first have been selected as a department Exemplar due to his or her outstanding service and performance to the company,” explains Steve Stoner. He adds that one Exemplar from each department
(transportation, warehouse, office, sales, and operating companies) is then selected as a Chairman’s Exemplar and honored at the annual recognition event. Each award is named in honor or memory of a Maines employee who established best practices and significantly contributed to the company’s success.
Chairman's Exemplar Award Winners:
Sales - The Howard Block Exemplar Award: David Cochran
Warehouse - The Robert Smith Exemplar Award: Wayne Wayman
Transportation - The Harold Jennings Exemplar Award: James Brenchley
Office - The Jack Olin Exemplar Award: Stephen Currier
Shared Services Exemplar Award: Kathy Henaghan
Darden Direct Conklin: Ryan Briggs
Darden Direct Texas: Humberto Osorio
Darden Direct Chicago: Tomas Olivar
Chicago: Homero Garfias
Maryland Dayvin Felton
NY Metro: Rhonda Anderson
Worcester: Chad Day
Tennessee: Cardell Jefferson
Ohio: Kimberly Giaco
New England: Bryan Gardecki
Maines Food & Party Warehouse: Sharon Snow