February 24, 2017

Last night, the TTC named its Employee of the Year at its annual Rewards and Recognition event, which also honoured the best-of-the-best in the areas of Leadership, Customer Service, Creativity & Innovation, Safety and Teamwork.

The Rewards and Recognition program, which honours the hard work and dedication TTC employees bring to the organization, is part of the TTC's Five-Year Corporate Plan to create an empowered, customer-focused workforce that values teamwork, pride in a job well done and an organization that actively develops its 14,000 employees.

The 2016 Employee of the Year award, as selected by CEO Andy Byford, was presented to Flobell Asaba Ndesan, a duty station manager in the Yonge North zone, for extensive work designing and implementing a new fire prevention program that will result in increased safety for customers and employees.

Andy Byford also presented the CEO Special Award to Paul Buttigieg, recently retired Director of Budgets, Costing and Financial Reporting, for exceptional work that falls outside the Rewards and Recognition Program.

The TTC is proud of Flobell and Paul, and of the great work done by the following award recipients:

Leadership
Hossein Mohammadian – Track QA Engineer, Subway Infrastructure

Innovation and Creativity
Leonard Pearce – Operator – Bloor-Danforth & SRT, Subway Transportation

Safety
Flobell Asaba Ndesan – Duty Station Manager, Stations

Customer Service
Daniel Clavette – Operator – Birchmount, Bus Transportation

Teamwork

The Leslie Barns Project

  • Frank Campbell - Construction Site Manager
  • Bryan Chung - Senior Project Engineer
  • Scott Fraser - Senior Project Engineer
  • Charles Lee - Construction Site Manager
  • Anthony Leonetti - Deputy Construction Manager
  • Adrienne Long - Senior Project Engineer
  • Micheal Ruel - Senior Project Engineer
  • Warren San - Senior Project Engineer
  • Paris Savides - Project Manager
  • Connie Wan - Project Administrative Secretary
  • Pat Williams - Project Administrative Secretary
  • Akram Yoannis - Senior Project Manager
  • George Yousef - Manager Contract Administration

"The 14,000 men and women who work for, and represent, the TTC to the public and our customers each day are an immense source of pride for me and our Board," said CEO Andy Byford. "The winners of these awards represent the best of the best our employees have to offer. This highly motivated group strives every day to deliver a transit system that makes Toronto proud. It is my privilege to recognize their efforts through these awards."

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