Family-owned Wegmans Food Markets, with stores in New Jersey, is one of the 2010 recipients of the prestigious Dale Carnegie Training Leadership Award. Dale Carnegie Training Chairman and CEO Peter Handal presented the award last week.
The Dale Carnegie Leadership Award is presented to companies that are a major contributor to the country’s economy and society through a special emphasis on the development of its human resources, innovation and organizational creativity. Past recipients of the award include Ford Motor Co., Coca-Cola, Adidas, Daimler-Chrysler and Campbell Soup.
“This award means a great deal to our company because it recognizes that our success is only possible because of our people,” said Jack DePeters, Wegmans senior vice president of store operations. “We have always believed that if we invest in our people through training and development, they will provide incredible service to our customers.”
“Wegmans is a class act organization,” Handal said. “They have clear measures and values that make them successful, and they hold true to them no matter the state of the economy. The way they value and develop people is remarkable. The mobility and opportunities they provide their employees differentiates them among other organizations.”
Wegmans has been named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” by FORTUNE magazine for 13 consecutive years. In 2010, Wegmans ranked No. 3 on the list.
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