ANNOUCEMENT | NEW AWARDS PROGRAM COMING SOON
The Connex Awards categories, eligibility, requirements and voting process is currently being updated in light of the economic climate and impact on CONNEX2020 National Conference. More information will be posted in April on the new Connex Awards Program and updated deadlines. For questions or additional information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Connex Awards Program is the most prestigious recognition for your professional credibility and sets a standard of excellence for others to strive to achieve. We are currently looking for Connex members with impeccable accomplishments from a company and/or organization that have impacted the field of retail facility management through innovation, operations or outstanding work performance within the industry.
Connex’s U.S. Multi-Site/Retail Company of the Year Award is the most prestigious award recognizing excellence of performance by a 'multi-site/retail facility management team.
2019: Ross Stores, Inc
2017: Jon Dawkins
2016: Matthew Jacques
2015: Mark Warren
2014: Shawn Browning
2013: Kirk Beaudoin
2012: Sandy Ward
2011: Timothy Christian
2010: Karen Shriner
2009: Bill Pietrykowski
2008: Lynn Harnishfeger
2007: Olivia Walker
2006: Dudley Carpenter
2005: Ed Bordelon
2004: Al Perl
2003: Rebecca Lessack
2002: Ron Rau
2001: Brian Grady
2000: Steve Waxman
1999: Jack Dennis
U.S. Supplier Company of the Year is the Association’s most prestigious award recognizing excellence in performance by a supplier/consultant team in the 'multi-site/retail facility management industry.
2019: CBRE | Facility Source
2018: Branded Group
2017: Lisa Varga
2016: Charisse Luckey
2015: Jaclyn Frenzel
2014: Laura Riendeau
2013: Curt Picard
2012: Lisa Varga
2011: Steven Gottfried
2010: Ron Eigenbrod
2009: Ron Prager
2008: Carl Nottberg
2007: Whelan’s International
2006: IBS – Industrial Building Services
2005: Academy Life Fire Safety
2004: Chain Store Maintenance, Inc.
2003: Brinco Mechanical Management Services, Inc.
2002: Blue Northern Air Conditioning, Inc.
2001: American Project & Repair, Inc.
2000: IBS – Industrial Building Services
1999: Pegnato & Pegnato Building Systems Services
Innovation in Corporate Responsibility (Company Award)
The Innovation in Corporate Responsibility Award is the association’s award recognizing companies with innovative corporate responsibility accomplishments in operations and/or outstanding work performance within the industry.
Lawrence W. Whelan Connex Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes extraordinary accomplishments by Connex members. This prestigious award recognizes your peer(s)—living or deceased—who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to the facility maintenance profession over a long career.
2018: Steven Gottfried
2016: Carl Nottberg
2014: Dotty McNally
2012: Ron Eigenbrod
2011: Steven Waxman, RFMP
2010: Olivia B. Walker, CPM
2009: Lawrence W. Whelan
Connex’s Young Professional of the Year is awarded to a Connex member (35 years and younger, as the 1st day of January in which the awards are given) who has been an active member making significant impacts in Connex and contributions to the retail facilities management industry.
2019: Jessica Fumo, Party City
2018: Monica Ferrer, Walgreens
Connex’s Outstanding Volunteer of the Year is awarded to a Connex member who has been an active volunteer that has made a significant difference in Connex’s goals, strategic direction and contributions to the 'multi-site/retail facility management team industry. This award is nominated by Connex Board of Directors, staff and committee members. If you have additional questions on this award contact email@example.com.
2019: Amanda Smith, Superclean Service Company, Inc.
2018: Lynn Harnishfeger
2017: William (Bill) Ackerman
2016: Mike Lapointe
2014: Chris Slocum
2014: Steve Seidel
2013: Maryella Pegnato
2012: Maureen Lux
2011: Tom Bevacqua
2010: John Nadler
2009: Lisa Varga
2008: Bruce Falke
The Service Excellence Award is given to additional volunteer members who have made significant contributions to the Association. This award is nominated by Connex Board of Directors, staff and committee members. If you have additional questions on this award contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019:Curt Picard, Brinco Mechanical Management Services, Inc.
2019: Bob Barnard, BAS – Build Air Services
2015: Allen Randolph
2009: Ann Moran
Robbye Chasteen Deffebach
Connex Association’s Canadian Retail Company of the Year is the most prestigious award recognizing excellence of performance by a retail facility maintenance team.
2019:Aldo Group (Tie)
2019: Staples Canada (Tie)
2018: The Home Depot Canada
Connex's Canadian Supplier Company of the Year is the most prestigious award recognizing excellence in performance by a supplier/consultant team in the retail facility maintenance industry.
2018: Facility Plus
Canadian Excellence Award (2014 - 2016) (Individual Award)
Canadian Excellence Award is the Association’s most prestigious award that recognizes excellence by a retailer or a supplier in the Canadian Retail Store Management field. A nominee of this award may be a Connex Canadian Retailer Member, a Canadian Supplier Member, or a co-nomination of any combination and may or may not reside in Canada or have a headquarters located in Canada. (Note: This award has been updated to company awards - see above.)
2016: Randall Linton
2015: Terry Hays
2014: Michaela Bass
Innovation in Sustainability (2011 – 2018)
The Innovation in Sustainability Award is the association’s award recognizing companies with innovative sustainability accomplishments in operations and/or outstanding work performance within the industry. A specialized, unique attribute for this recognition includes a successful collaboration between retailers and their vendor partners within the 'multi-site/retail facility management industry.
2017: Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
JCPenney for Energy Management – “Innovative Solutions”
Starbucks for Operations – “Global Responsibility – Environmental”
Walgreens for Innovative Solutions – “Net Zero Store”
2013: Leigh Pearson, Staples Canada Inc. and Pam Soto, Verizon Wireless
2012: JCPenney and RockTenn Waste & Recycling Solutions, The Body Shop International & International Environmental Alliance (IEA)
2011: Staples, Inc.