Warren Chaiken Receives Philadelphia Inquirer’s 2019 Top Leadership Award for Almo

Almo Corporation, the nation’s leading independent distributor of appliances, consumer electronics, Pro A/V equipment and housewares, today revealed that its president and CEO, Warren Chaiken has received a Philadelphia Inquirer 2019 Top Leadership Award for Mid-Sized Companies.

This follows a previous announcement about Almo earning a 2019 Philadelphia Inquirer Top Workplace award, marking the sixth time that Almo Corporation has been listed as a leader in the mid-size business category on the Top Workplace list.

A third-generation family-owned business with approximately 600 employees, Almo Corporation was founded in 1946 by Chaiken’s grandfather, then led by his father Gene Chaiken, who is currently chairman of the board for Almo Corporation.

Warren Chaiken says, “I am humbled and honored to receive the Top Leadership Award solely because it’s based on the responses from our employees. This award is a reflection of our culture, a culture we’ve defined as Almo FIIT: family, integrity, innovation and teamwork.” He continued, “The Almo FIIT way of doing business is what makes us different and successful as an organization. Our priority is and always has been caring for our employees and their families — and this philosophy extends to every one of our business partners.”

“Warren has cultivated a strong yet flexible environment as President and CEO for Almo,” said Gene Chaiken, chairman, Almo Corporation. “People make companies great and Almo has great people who are living the Almo FIIT values every day. I have no doubt that the FIIT way of conducting business will expand under Warren’s leadership and that we should expect continued growth as a company and success for our industry partners as a result.”

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About the Top Workplaces Award:

Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage, the employee research and consulting firm partnering with The Philadelphia Inquirer to determine the 2019 Top Workplaces explained, “Companies make the Top Workplaces list by inspiring employees. They put the employee at the center of things and focus on creating the right environment to unleash potential and inspire performance.”

Survey results are based solely on employee survey feedback in the following areas:

  • Alignment: Where the company is headed, its values
  • Effectiveness: Doing things well, sharing different viewpoints, encouraging new ideas
  • Connection: Employees feel appreciated and that their work is meaningful
  • My Manager: Their manager cares about concerns and helps them learn and grow
  • Employee Engagement: Motivation, retention and referral
  • Leader: Confidence in company leadership
  • The Basics: Pay, benefits, flexibility, training and expectations

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