PECo was recently announced as the winner of the Better Business Bureau’s Eclipse Integrity Award in the 100+ employees category. These awards honor businesses and nonprofits for their management practices, business relationships, promotional efforts and reputation. PECo was the only heavy manufacturing company among all of the award finalists and winners. “We are truly honored to receive this award,” said PECo CEO, Bill Rosenberg. “PECo is a company entrenched in good values, with great people who work hard and respect the environment and community around us.”
Nominations are taken each spring for businesses who demonstrate continuous commitment to customer service, trust and fair play. Nominees present evidence of this commitment to the judges through a binder they comprise to tell their story of integrity. Out of the 240 binders received, the judges narrow down the focus to a group of finalists. An onsite visit from the judges is then conducted at the finalists’ facility. Albert Naggar, PECo’s Owner, stated: “PECo has a culture of honor and individual accountability that permeates our organization.” He added: “Our average employee tenure is 25 years. With that longevity comes commitment, experience, knowledge and loyalty.”
“We delegate responsibilities for ethical behavior to the lowest levels of the Company, and our "opinion leaders" throughout the organization provide for a self-reinforcing adherence to honesty and protection of the Company's assets and sterling performance record,” Rosenberg said. “This award is a direct reflection on the exceptional work of the many generations of employees who have made PECo their “home away from home” over the last 67 years.”
Earlier in 2013, PECo was also the only U.S. manufacturing company selected as a Dayton Daily News and Springfield News-Sun 2013 Top Workplace and was honored by the Ohio Senate for outstanding achievement. The Top Workplace honor was bestowed upon the company from its own employees via an independent third party survey -- an award that was highly dependent upon PECo’s strong communications program, management practices, and culture of integrity.