Acadian Companies Recognizes Employee Excellence | Business

Acadian Companies recently recognized Kordel Andrews as the support employee of the year. Andrews is a fleet maintenance technician located in the New Orleans office, where he performs crucial inspections and repairs on company vehicles, as well as preventive maintenance on the ambulance fleet. He also handles mechanical and electrical repairs when needed and drives vehicles when necessary.

The award recognizes outstanding contributions and dedication among employees who work behind the scenes to ensure the smooth operation of the company. Acadian’s support departments play a vital role in assisting its seven divisions, and Andrews was selected from employees in various areas such as client services, accounting, payroll, electronics, and more.

Meanwhile, Opelousas General Health System appointed Jim Juneau as its executive vice president of business strategy and finance. Juneau has 14 years of experience working at OGHS, starting out as a controller before being promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2010. His background in healthcare dates back to 1978 when he began working at Rapides Regional Medical Center. Juneau is also a proud graduate of Louisiana College.

Finally, Safety Management Systems named Gabe Armand as its 2024 Employee of the Year. Armand has been a safety specialist with SMS since 2001 and initially joined the company through Acadian Companies’ Attract, Recruit, and Deploy program. This program aims to train new safety professionals and equip them with the skills needed to succeed in the energy and industrial construction markets.

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