ITT Residential & Commercial Water Employee Receives Prestigious Award For Outstanding Community Service
MORTON GROVE, Illinois – March 9, 2010 — Rony Mejia, a Material Mover at the ITT factory in Morton Grove, Illinois, has received the prestigious Harold S. Geneen Award for his efforts in making extraordinary improvements in peoples’ lives. The Geneen Award is the highest corporate recognition provided to employees at ITT, a multinational, $11 billion corporation with 40,000 employees and dozens of facilities worldwide.
Mejia was recognized for creating and implementing a variety of innovative social outreach programs that are making a positive difference for people and entire communities in his native country of Guatemala. Over the last several years, he has formed and led a number of volunteer organizations that provided an ambulance, fire-fighting equipment, hearing aids, medical and school supplies, furniture, clothes, monetary donations and other critical services to underprivileged sections of this Latin American country.
In addition, he recently served as an ITT Watermark volunteer with a group of employees who provided equipment and expertise to bring clean water to impoverished areas of Guatemala.
He is also involved with an artistic group that promotes the Guatemalan culture and raises funds in the United States and Guatemala through folk music and Mayan dancing.
The Awards Committee cited Mejia for his involvement in every aspect of the organizations he is involved with, and characterized it as, “His commitment can be compared to running a small business on an international level.” He was also recognized for applying the ITT principles of Integrity, Respect and Responsibility on a daily basis, both in his job at ITT and in his work with many community service organizations.
Now in its 31st year, the Harold S. Geneen Awards has recognized dozens of outstanding employees around the world who are doing essential things in extraordinary ways. Rony Mejia and other recipients were honored at ITT’s annual corporate management meeting in New Orleans on February 9, 2010.
About ITT Watermark
Launched in August 2008, ITT Watermark’s mission is to make a sustainable mark in the world by providing safe water to children and families in need. To accomplish this goal, ITT has pledged an initial $4-million over three years (2008-2010) to three nonprofit partners: Water For People, China Women’s Development Foundation and Mercy Corps. From 2008-2009, ITT Watermark has provided safe water and sanitation to more that 115,000 children in 183 schools in India, China, Guatemala and Honduras and delivered safe water to more than 400,000 people following emergencies in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Nepal, China, Niger and Honduras.
For more information, visit www.ittwatermark.com.
About ITT Corporation
ITT Corporation is a high-technology engineering and manufacturing company operating on all seven continents in three vital markets: water and fluids management, global defense and security, and motion and flow control. With a heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver extraordinary solutions that create more livable environments, provide protection and safety and connect our world.
Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company generated 2009 revenue of $10.9 billion. www.itt.com