Monday, November 10, 2014
Tustin, CA -- Each year, the employees of Alexander's Mobility Services recognizes on of their peers who do "Whatever It Takes" each and every day by presenting them with the Milton Maxwell Hill Spirit Award. First awarded in 1995, the Milton Maxwell Hill Spirit award was created to recognize and reward the many dedicated Alexander's employees who possess the passion, integrity, and pride that Milt Hill possessed and encouraged within Alexander's. 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the award.
This year, Rafael ‘Rafa’ Rodriguez, warehouse manager for the Tustin office was recognized with the 2014 Milton Maxwell Hill Spirit Award. “It gives me a great deal of pride being nominated by my peers,” said Rafa. “There are no words to describe how I feel...it is an honor.”
Rafa has been with Alexander's for more than 16 years. This was Rafa's first finalist nomination for the Spirit Award. Providing leadership for the crews in the Tustin warehouse, he is known for his friendly smile, dedication to the job and positive attitude that encourages all those who come in contact with him.
Among the many comments made by those casting their vote for Rafa were several that highlighted how well he represents the “Whatever It Takes” attitude:
"Rafa is a rare individual who handles everyday challenges with grace and a warm, genuine smile. I have never seen him ‘ruffled’ by any situation. He is loyal, dedicated, and is clearly a strong leader who cares for both his internal and external customers. I always enjoy any opportunity to interact with Rafa, and can tell he is extremely well regarded and respected by his team. I am honored to vote for Rafa for the 2014 Milt Hill Spirit Award.”
"Rafa has a tough job in managing the warehouse as well as staffing. Rafa continually does what is asked of him and he is happy to do it. He is always professional and very capable. I believe that he is what this award is about.”
"Rafa is an amazing person that always thinks of others first, always has a smile and runs the best warehouse in the Atlas system. I am very proud to call him a team mate and honored to vote for him for the Milt Hill Spirit Award.”
"Rafa has a fantastic attitude. He never says no and never loses his happy demeanor. He is a pleasure to work with every day. His smile always makes me smile.”
"Rafa is a great team member and is always polite, supportive and honest.”
"Rafa has a can-do attitude and does whatever he can to make things run smoothly, for staff, drivers and customers!”
Upon winning the award, Rafa thanked those who nominated him and summed up his thoughts on being a part of Alexander’s: “I'm truly proud to be part of a great company and have the best coworkers ever in our team.”
First presented to Alexander’s former president and owner, Milt Hill, this annual award has highlighted the contributions of many of the people who have made Alexander’s the company it is today, including: Don Hill, Ed Pentridge, Mike Mattingly, Dick May, Jody May, Bob Pound, Mike Shaughnessy, Jim May, Kathy Rakosky, Karl Karlsen, Tommy Marsh, Dave Cook, Kevin Hanvey, Joel Barber, Steve DeLane, Krista Bufe, Beverly Peabody and Dick Honza.
About Alexander's Mobility Services
Alexander's Mobility Services is a global provider of relocation, transportation, logistics and related mobility services to corporate, government and private customers. The company is a leading interstate agent for Atlas Van Lines and has earned ISO 9001:2008 certification in recognition of its outstanding quality in all areas of the business process. Alexander's has offices in Tustin, California; Whittier, California; Hayward, California; Poway, California; Portland, Oregon; Baltimore, Maryland; Eagan, Minnesota; Nashville, Tennessee; and Dallas, Texas. For more information visit www.alexanders.net.
Pam Deem-Hergan, Alexander's Mobility Services
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