2016 Pillar Awards Winners

Employer of the Year

Gold Winners
Acme Truck Line (Gretna, LA USA – Industry: Transportation, Storage, and Logistics)
Allison Transmission (Indianapolis, IN USA – Industry: Automotive & Related Equipment)
Astellas Pharma (Tokyo, IL USA – Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech)
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa (Reno, NV USA – Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)
Austal USA (Mobile, AL USA – Industry: Aerospace & Defense)
Avon Products (New York, NY – Industry: Consumer Products and Services)
Beam Suntory (Deerfield, IL USA – Industry: Food & Beverage)
Black Hills (Rapid City, SD USA – Industry: Energy & Utilities)
Brooks Brothers (Enfield, CT USA – Industry: Consumer Products and Services)
Canon (Tokyo, NY USA – Industry: Electronics)
CDI (Philadelphia, PA USA – Industry: Business Products and Services)
Chipotle Mexican Grill (Denver, CO USA – Industry: Food & Beverage)
CiCi’s Pizza (Coppell, TX USA – Industry: Food & Beverage)
Continental Resources (Oklahoma City, OK USA – Industry: Construction)
Costco Wholesale Corporation (Issaquah, WA USA – Industry: Industry: Retail + Wholesale)
Dealertrack Technologies (Lake Success, NY USA – Industry: Business Products and Services)
EverBank (Jacksonville, FL USA – Industry: Accounting, Banking, and Financial Services)
Granite Construction (Watsonville, CA USA – Industry: Construction)
Great-West Financial (Greenwood Village, CO USA – Industry: Accounting, Banking, and Financial Services)
Hyland Software (Westlake, OH USA – Industry: Information Technology)
Hyundai (Fountain Valley, CA USA – Industry: Automotive & Related Equipment)
ICF International (Fairfax, VA USA – Industry: Professional Services)
Ingredion (Westchester, IL USA – Industry: Food & Beverage)
Jamba Juice (Emeryville, CA USA – Industry: Food & Beverage)
JE Dunn Construction (Kansas City, MO USA – Industry: Construction)
Mary Kay (Addison, TX USA – Industry: Consumer Products and Services)
McCarthy Building Company (St. Louis, MO USA – Industry: Construction)
Mercedes-Benz (Atlanta, GA USA – Industry: Automotive & Related Equipment)
Microchip Technology (Chandler, AZ USA – Industry: Technology)
Mosaic (Plymouth, MN USA – Industry: Construction)
Nebraska Furniture Mart (Omaha, NE USA – Industry: Retail + Wholesale)
Noble Energy (Houston, TX USA – Industry: Construction)
Pepco Holdings (Washington, DC USA – Industry: Energy & Utilities)
Pet Supplies Plus (Livonia, MI USA – Industry: Retail)
PHH (Mount Laurel, NJ USA – Accounting, Banking, and Financial Services)
QBE Insurance Group (Sydney, NY USA – Industry: Insurance)
Reebok International Ltd. (Canton, MA USA – Industry: Consumer Products and Services)
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (Tarrytown, NY USA – Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech)
S&C Electric (Chicago, IL USA – Industry: Technology)
Scottrade (Saint Louis, MO USA – Industry: Business Products and Services)
Snyder’s-Lance (Charlotte, NC USA – Industry: Food & Beverage)
Thrivent Financial (Minneapolis, MN USA – Industry: Accounting, Banking, and Financial Services)
Treasure Island Resort & Casino (Las Vegas, NV USA – Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)
Uline (Pleasant Prairie, WI USA – Industry: Business Products and Services)
Umpqua Bank (Portland, OR USA – Industry: Accounting, Banking, and Financial Services)
Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Boston, MA USA – Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech)
Volkswagen Group (Herndon, VA USA – Industry: Automotive & Related Equipment)
WEC Energy Group (Milwaukee, WI USA – Industry: Energy & Utilities)
Woodforest National Bank (The Woodlands, TX USA – Industry: Accounting, Banking, and Financial Services)
Zoetis (Florham Park, NJ USA – Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech)

Founder or Entrepreneur of the Year
Gold Winner
Ricardo Villadiego, Founder and CEO – Easy Solutions (Doral, FL USA – Industry: Security Services)

Most Innovative Department of the Year
Gold Winner
Dr. Joseph Chang, Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President of Product Development – Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (Provo, UT USA – Industry: Others – Direct Selling Industry)

Employee of the Year
Gold Winners
Carolyn Chong, Software Developer – Tasytt (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada – Industry: Human Resources)
Kate Talbot, Communications Director – Klick Communications (Venice, CA USA – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)

Video of the Year
Gold Winner
NurseWise (Clayton, MO USA) for My Personal Purpose