Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC honoured the organisations most outstanding achievers for the year 2009 at the Chevron Star Awards held recently. A total of 23 awards were given out at this annual recognition programme under different categories to star performers among Chevron’s direct employees as well as its business partners and staff.
“Prioritize employee recognition and you can ensure a positive, productive, innovative organizational climate” commented Mr. Kishu Gomes, Managing Director/CEO, Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC. “People who feel appreciated are more positive about themselves and their ability to contribute. Which is why at Chevron, fairness, clarity, and consistency are of paramount importance. People need to see that each person who makes the same or a similar contribution has an equal likelihood of receiving recognition for his/her efforts” he continued.
At this ceremony, Mr. Jayashantha Thotahewage, Regional Sales Manager, was awarded the coveted award of the event – “The Marketer of the Year 2009” for his outstanding performance during the year.
“We are indeed proud of our ‘stars’, added Mr. Kishu Gomes. “Chevron Star Awards is a stage on which such ‘stars’ are applauded for their effort and the value contributed to our business. After all, when you recognize people effectively, you reinforce the actions and behaviors you most want to see your employees repeat” he continued.
Speaking at the event, Chief Guest Mr. Edward Heartney, who is the Chief of the Economic & Commercial Section in the U.S.Embassy, commended the Company for being a working example of successful recognition where employee contributions are recognized and rewarded as a part of its culture and way of life. He also applauded the award winners on the noteworthy contributions made by them towards the success of the organization in 2009.
The top awards of the evening went to the following persons:
Best Caltex Distributor – Mr. Senaka Sarathchandra from the Caltex Regional Warehouse Embilipitiya
Best Caltex Warehouse Manager – Mr.Chanaka Asanka from the Caltex Regional Warehouse, Embilipitiya
Best Distributor Sales Representative, All Island – Mr.Induka Sampath from the Caltex Regional Warehouse, Galle
Best Distributor Sales Representative, Colombo – Mr.Sanjaya Dharmawardhana from the Caltex Regional Warehouse, Kochchikade
Best Distributor Sales Representative, North – Mr.Rasiah Simogithan from the Caltex Regional Warehouse, Trincomalee
Best Distributor Sales Representative, South – Mr.Induka Sampath from the Caltex Regional Warehouse, Galle
Best Area Sales Supervisor of the year – Mr.Mahesh Priyadarshana
Best Marketing Executive of the year – Mr.Rangana Kodikara
Best Commercial & Industrial Sales Engineer of the Year – Mr.Anura Dissanayake
Best Regional Sales Manager of the Year – Mr.Jayashantha Thotahewage
In addition to the above, Chevron also recognized Mr. Shehan Perera, Group Brand Manager, as the Most Outstanding Management Team Member; and Mr. Anura Perera, GM – Finance was awarded the Top Intellect Award for 2009.
At Chevron, rewarding the efforts and contributions made by individuals is an important part of the organization’s culture. The organisation strongly believes that recognition is the greatest motivator that helps to drive individuals towards achieving the corporate vision and at the same time, grows an individual’s enthusiasm and commitment to the organisation.