WASHINGTON, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Markita Madden-Puckett of ComSonics, Inc., located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, has been named the 2013 Employee Owner of the Year by The ESOP Association. The award was presented at the Association's 36th Annual Conference in Washington, DC.
Markita Madden-Puckett is a Customer Service Representative for the Western Repair Services Division of ComSonics, Inc. She joined ComSonics in 2001 and has exceeded all expectations of an employee owner. She is head of the company's ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) Employee Advisory Committee, she has been chair for the last three years, and is active in all aspects of ESOP education at the company. She plans the company's annual Participant's Meeting, organizes Employee Ownership Month activities which include education about the company's ESOP, mentors new employee owners, and conducts a new participants lunch for employee ownership who are eligible for participation in the ESOP. Ms. Madden-Puckett is a strong advocate for the ESOP outside of the company as well. She actively attends both Chapter and National ESOP Association events, and has been a conference speaker multiple times sharing her experiences and ideas with other ESOP companies. She has also taken the time to meet with her member of Congress to discuss the value of employee ownership through the ESOP.
ComSonics, Inc., according to the company's website, has been building solutions for the cable television industry for over 40 years. Also under the ComSonics, Inc. umbrella is ComSonics Repair Services, ComSonics Mobile Calibration, and CEMSI, the electronic manufacturing service. For more information, please visit: www.comsonics.com.
"Markita is a born leader and a dedicated employee owner of ComSonics. I'm pleased to be able to present her with the 2013 Employee Owner of the Year Award," said ESOP Association President, J. Michael Keeling. "Her work to promote employee ownership has been felt not only at ComSonics, but throughout the Association's Mid-Atlantic Chapter and the Association as a whole. Markita has spread the employee ownership message to members of Congress, to companies in her state of Virginia, and shared her experiences with other employee owners. She has made employee ownership real for her company and fellow employee owners."
The ESOP Association is the national trade association for companies with employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and the leading voice in America for employee ownership. The core cause of The ESOP Association is the belief that employee ownership will improve American competitiveness, increase productivity through greater employee participation, and strengthen our free enterprise economy. More information: website - www.esopassociation.org and blog – www.esopassociationblog.org.
SOURCE The ESOP Association