Delivering the Best: UniFirst Announces 2016 Aldo Croatti Award Winners

WILMINGTON, Mass., Nov. 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- It is the most coveted of all UniFirst Corporation recognitions. And out of the thousands of UniFirst route sales representatives (RSRs) in the U.S. and Canada, only 13 have earned this distinction for 2016. Named after UniFirst’s founder, the Aldo Croatti Award is presented to those RSRs who exemplify unparalleled customer service and satisfaction while retaining 100% of their customers for an entire fiscal year. Combined, the 13 award winners service 1527 UniFirst business customers on a weekly basis.

13 employee Team Partners shine as customer service all-stars

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Headquartered in Wilmington, Mass., UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) is a leading provider of customized work uniform programs, corporate attire, and facility service products to businesses throughout the U.S. and Canada. Together with its subsidiaries, UniFirst also provides first aid and safety products, and manages specialized garment programs for the cleanroom and nuclear industries.

UniFirst’s Aldo Croatti Award winners for 2016 are as follows:

Bernardo Blasquez (Portland, Ore.); Matt Dunn (Corpus Christi, Texas); Jonathan Erwin (Fort Smith, Ark.); Adam Eslinger (Phoenix, Ariz.); Aaron Gomez (El Paso, Texas); Sebastien Grenier (Montreal, Quebec); Jose Guzman (San Diego, Calif.); Servando Resendez (Corpus Christi, Texas); Ulises Ruiz (Portland, Ore.); John Saucedo (Albuquerque, N.M.); Clinton Webb (Salt Lake City, Utah); Greg Whitfield (Goldsboro, N.C.); and Ross Williamson (Altoona, Pa.).

“These service professionals approach their jobs with customer needs and satisfaction front of mind,” said Ron Croatti, UniFirst president and CEO. “Each workday they are face to face with our business customers and are directly accountable to them. Our RSRs play an integral role in UniFirst’s brand identity and our continued growth. It’s a privilege and honor to recognize these 13 standouts’ continued efforts, and the pride and professionalism each one brings to their job every day.”

As part of their award, each 2016 Aldo Croatti Award winner receives an all-expenses-paid trip for two to The Ritz-Carlton in Cancun in November, where they will be personally recognized by Mr. Croatti and other company executives.

About UniFirst:
Headquartered in Wilmington, Mass., UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) is a North American leader in the supply and servicing of uniform and workwear programs, as well as the delivery of facility service programs. Together with its subsidiaries, the company also provides first aid and safety products, and manages specialized garment programs for the cleanroom and nuclear industries. UniFirst manufactures its own branded workwear, protective clothing, and floorcare products, and with 240 service locations, 300,000 customer locations, and 13,000 employee Team Partners, the company outfits nearly 2 million workers each business day. For more information, contact UniFirst at 800.455.7654 or visit www.unifirst.com.

Contact: Meghan Marcus Marketing Communications Manager UniFirst Corporation 68 Jonspin Rd. Wilmington, MA 01887 978.527.3974 Meghan_Marcus@unifirst.com

Source:UniFirst Corporation