ITT Residential & Commercial Water employee Rony Mejia (center) received the 2010 Harold S. Geneen Award for Outstanding Community Service from Gretchen McClain (left), president of ITT Fluid and Motion & Control, and Steve Loranger (right), chairman, president, and CEO of ITT.

MORTON GROVE, Ill. - Rony Mejia, a material mover at the ITT factory in Morton Grove, Ill., received the prestigious Harold S. Geneen Award for his efforts in making improvements in peoples’ lives. The Geneen Award is the highest corporate recognition provided to employees at ITT, a multinational, $11-billion corporation with 40,000 employees and dozens of facilities worldwide.

Mejia was recognized for creating and implementing a variety of innovative social outreach programs that are making a positive difference for people and entire communities in his native country of Guatemala. Over the last several years, he has formed and led a number of volunteer organizations that provided an ambulance, firefighting equipment, hearing aids, medical and school supplies, furniture, clothes, monetary donations, and other critical services to underprivileged sections of this Latin American country.

In addition, he recently served as a volunteer with a group of ITT employees who provided equipment and expertise to bring clean water to impoverished areas of Guatemala. He is also involved with an artistic group that promotes the Guatemalan culture and raises funds in the United States and Guatemala through folk music and Mayan dancing.

Now in its 31st year, the Harold S. Geneen Award has recognized dozens of outstanding employees around the world who are doing essential things in extraordinary ways. Rony Mejia and other recipients were honored at ITT’s annual corporate management meeting in New Orleans in February.

Publication date:06/28/2010