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Awards March 8, 2018

Celebrating Employee Dedication, Innovation, and Growth: Our 2017-2018 Awards Breakfast in Review

At Virginia Tire & Auto, our business is our people. That’s why we celebrate our employees for their achievements in hospitality, development, growth, general service, spirit and teamwork each year.

This year, we celebrated at the Marriott Westfield on February 9th. Between the table talk, delicious food and abundance of kind words being exchanged among our employees, we saw the true culture of Virginia Tire & Auto shine through.

Virginia Tire & Auto is proud of each and every one of our employees for their dedication to their work and our customers.

“Trust, integrity, professionalism—these values are not aspirational. These are at the core of who we are and have been for 40 years,” says Julie Holmes, President of Virginia Tire & Auto. “The Awards Breakfast honors individuals who exemplify these values every day.”

The award recipients were chosen based on nominations from their peers. Interested in hearing a few of the peer comments we received?

“Dan will always go the extra mile. Even on our busiest days, Dan takes the time to put in small details and work with the sudden emergencies we have day-to-day.”

“Joe is always respectful and courteous with customers and fellow employees, and has shown remarkable growth since he joined.”

“I wish I had eight more Dhimitris.”

And that’s just the beginning. The 2017-2018 recipients this year include:

Hospitality Award Recipient:
Renato Cruz, South Riding

Development Award Recipients:
Ed Mitchell, Ashburn Farms
Soukseurn Sorlouangsana, Centreville

Growth Award Recipients:
Javier Benitez, Ashburn Farms
Tre Quarles, Broadlands
Cindy Martinez, Central Business Office

VTA Spirit Award Recipient:
John Shearer, Call Center

General Service Award Recipients:
Dale Williams, Bristow
Tavis Brumfield, Broadlands
Boyan Nikolov, Dulles
Kevin Collins, One Loudoun
Dan Davidson, Springfield

Team Player Award Recipients:
Daniel Stribling, Centreville
Tin Win, Chantilly
Chris Dutton, Dulles

In addition to recognizing individual award recipients, we also honor our Apprentice Program Graduates and Mentors, as well as our ASE Master Automobile Technicians certified on tests A1-A8 and L1.  Our employees hold over 300 certifications combined!

Apprentice Program Graduates and Mentors:
Tanner Galbreath (Apprentice) and Richard Hazleton (Mentor)
Irvin Martinez (Apprentice) and Dondy Adams (Mentor)
Brian Morganstern (Apprentice) and Robert Newberry (Mentor)

Apprentice Program Mentors:
Jason Alyea
Julio Argueta
Danny Chappell
Josh Epperson
Mike Flanigan
Dale Gilbert
Eric Mckenzie
Ed Mitchell

ASE Master Automobile Technicians certified on tests A1-A8 and L1:
Josh Epperson, Ashburn Farms
Douglas Burns, Centreville
Danny Chappelle, Centreville
Stephen Culver, Centreville
Paul Heath, Centreville
Richard Hazleton, Cascades
Jeremy Farrigno, Dulles
Rick Funderberg, Gainesville
Brad Ulloa, Gainesville
Chris Allen, Main Street
Dale Gilbert, One Loudoun
David Nichols, South Riding

We’re extremely honored that our talented staff members have chosen to call Virginia Tire & Auto home. We appreciate their commitment to our company, our values, and our customers.

Here’s to another wonderful year of service at Virginia Tire & Auto!

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