GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer announced the winners of its 2021 Legacy Awards, recognizing 8 individuals throughout the Midwest for their influence on their groups, customers and communities. The Legacy Awards are the optimum recognitions a Meijer staff member can acquire and feature two groups: the Fred Meijer Award and the President’s Award.
“Our team users make every thing our shoppers see in our outlets possible,” govt chairman Hank Meijer said. “These awards honor workforce associates through the organization who are leaving a legacy on their groups and communities. We’re very pleased to have them.”
Kevin Hurn, director of Pharmacy Procurement and New Company at Meijer received the 2021 Fred Meijer Award, the greatest-stage recognition a Meijer staff member can obtain. This award is specified annually to a person specific, who embodies the values and mission set forth by Fred Meijer, like leadership centered in humility, generosity and a passion for serving some others.
Around the training course of his 35-year vocation at Meijer, Hurn has been a driving drive driving quite a few key pharmacy programs that profit Meijer clients, such as acquiring specialty pharmacy offerings to far better serve clients with persistent and tricky-to-deal with situations. He also played a crucial part in the retailer’s industry-leading COVID-19 vaccination application, managing its vaccine inventory to keep the Meijer pharmacies and mass clinics stocked. Most not long ago, Hurn structured the retailer’s no cost N95 mask initiative in partnership with the U.S. Office of Wellness & Human Products and services, generating Meijer 1 of the 1st important retailers to offer them from the countrywide stockpile.
Hurn also reflects the retailer’s commitment to community – volunteering to raise provider canine for Paws with a Induce, construct properties with Habitat for Humanity and journey to Haiti on humanitarian support visits in his own time.
“Kevin Hurn truly life out our objective of enriching lives in the communities we provide just about every working day, not due to the fact he wants the credit rating, but due to the fact it is what he is aware of is appropriate,” Meijer mentioned. “He’s regarded by his colleagues as a ‘humble visionary,’ which reminds me of how persons spoke about my father, making this award in his honor primarily fitting.”
The enterprise also celebrated seven winners of the 2021 President’s Award, which acknowledges their major enterprise contributions in the past year. The winners are:
- Angel Cuevas, distribution facility clerk in Tipp Metropolis, Ohio
- Carla Hendon, director of Provider Variety and Indirect Procurement in Grand Rapids, Mich.
- David Le, Pharmacy workforce leader at the Sawmill Highway Meijer in Columbus, Ohio
- Jeffrey Marentette, senior enterprise architect-Pharmacy, ITS in Grand Rapids, Mich.
- Kelvin McGill, warehouse clerk in Lansing, Mich.
- Robert Ostroff, keep director of the Alpine Ave. Meijer in Walker, Mich.
- Melissa Tinkham, client assistance and general goods Line Leader at the Fremont Meijer in Fremont, Mich.
“This year’s President’s Award winners exemplify the reason we commenced the Legacy Awards custom – they reflect the broad influence our staff users are making on our enterprise and in our communities,” said Rick Keyes, president & CEO of Meijer. “Looking at the breadth of their achievements reminds us that an person can generally make a variance.”