Fifteen area companies named Best Places to Work in annual awards
By Marian Accardi
Fifteen area companies were presented Best Places to Work awards Tuesday at the third annual event hosted by the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce and the North Alabama Society for Human Resource Management.
Winners in the category of 25-74 employees were:
• Edward Jones, a financial services company.
• QTEC, a Huntsville-based engineering firm.
• QuantiTech, a Huntsville-based technical and management services company.
• ServisFirst Bank.
• Venturi, a Huntsville-based engineering services company.
Winners with 75-249 employees were:
• Avion Solutions, a Huntsville-based firm that provides engineering, logistics, software development and technical services;
• HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, a nonprofit institute which houses researchers and private biotech firms.
• Intuitive Research and Technology, a Huntsville-based firm that specializes in technical and programmatic support.
• MTSI (Modern Technology Solutions Inc.), which provides technical services in unmanned systems engineering and ballistic missile defense.
• Tec-Masters, a Huntsville-based company that provides information technology, logistics support and multimedia services.
Winning companies with 250 or more employees were:
• Camber, a Huntsville-based technical services company.
• Dynetics, a Huntsville-based firm which provides advanced engineering, research, and development.
• ERC, a Huntsville-based engineering and scientific services firm.
• ITT-CAS, a systems engineering and technical assistance company.
• URS, an engineering design services firm.
The winning companies were selected from 74 contenders.
The companies were measured by Quantum Workplace based on team and manager effectiveness, people practices, retention probability, alignment with goals and other factors.
Winners were based exclusively on the outcome of employee surveys.
For the first time, area employees, nominated by their peers, were recognized as Best Employees of the Year.
The winners in the small company category were David Mathis of ServisFirst Bank and Susie Burns-Vaughn of PeopleTec.
The winners in the medium-size business category were Kathy Cagle of MTSI and Teresa Bacon of Nextek.
In the large company category, the winners were Andrew Knapper and Valerie Singleton, both of URS.
First Commercial was the presenting sponsor of the luncheon at the Von Braun Center.