MONTREAL - 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, Pierrefonds resident Patrick Lebel is one of only ten who have earned this distinction for 2014. Named after UniFirst's founder, the Aldo Croatti Award is presented to those RSRs who exemplify unparalleled customer service while retaining 100% of their customers for an entire fiscal year.
Lebel, who works for UniFirst at its Montreal location, delivers work uniforms and facility service products to 78 businesses on a weekly basis throughout the greater Montreal area. He has been with UniFirst for three years.
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.
"Patrick is a well-rounded RSR who performs in every aspect of his role," says UniFirst service manager Nelson Amaral. "Patrick is a superstar. He always leads in performance and shows great leadership. We congratulate him on this outstanding recognition."
Lebel attributed winning the award to perseverance. "For me, winning this award was due to working hard, always listening to my customers, and making sure they are completely satisfied." He added, "This award is so hard to achieve. I'm proud to represent UniFirst's Montreal location and offer great thanks for the support they give me."
Lebel resides in Pierrefonds with his wife Sophie, daughter Judith (age 14) and son Zachary (age 11). He enjoys playing golf and watching hockey, along with great food and equally great wine.
As part of his award, Lebel will receive an all-expenses-paid trip for two to the Four Seasons Resort in Maui, Hawaii, in December, where he will be personally recognized by UniFirst president and CEO Ron Croatti and other company executives.
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 over 225 service locations, 275,000 customer locations, and 11,500 employee Team Partners, the company outfits more than 1.5 million workers each business day. For more information, contact UniFirst at 800.455.7654 or visit www.unifirst.com.