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Aico Awards 3 Employees for Exceptional Service
Casegoods and upholstery resource Amini Innovations Corp (Aico) held its annual holiday party earlier this month and recognized select staff for exceptional service throughout the year.
The Employee of the Year award was presented to Veronica Villanueva, human resources coordinator. Villanueva has been with the company for 13 years, advancing quickly up the ranks to her current position.
“The essence of this award is in the acronym AICO, which stands for the core values of the company: Attitude, Initiative, Commitment, and Outstanding performance. Veronica embodies these values, enthusiastically assisting in all areas related to staffing, employee benefits, and payroll,” said Michael Amini, chairman and CEO.
The Spirit of Excellence was awarded to Julio Lopez, shipping and receiving manager, for his dedication and leadership, and in recognition of the exemplary efficiency and energy he demonstrates daily. Lopez oversees both the daily shipping and all receiving for Aico’s immense distribution warehouse.
“We’ve been very fortunate to have Julio on our team for 18 years now. Over those years, he has learned all facets of our warehouse operations eagerly and with admirable determination. His excellent work ethic from the very start paved the way for his continued move up the ranks,” said Mike Orth, vp of operations.
The Rising Star award was presented to Karen Chung, purchasing coordinator. Chung works directly with factories to coordinate logistics and has become a vital member of the purchasing department over the three years she has been with the company.
“All three of these awards were well deserved, and I am honored to have such a committed team behind me,” added Amini.