The Ernest Mlynarczyk Leadership Award
Recognizing everyday heroes

honoring an everyday hero

Ernest Mlynarczyk was a Supervisor for Sears Pool Management in 2006 and was promoted to Area Manager in 2007. Tragically, Ernest passed away in a motorcycle accident on Christmas Day 2007. The Ernest Mlynarczyk Leadership Award was established to honor his memory by recognizing outstanding performance by an SPMC staff member.

The “Ernest” award is presented annually to the SPMC employee who best exemplifies the characteristics and qualities that made Ernest so special. The recipient is nominated by their peers and the management team at SPMC. This person demonstrates excellent leadership, communication, and customer service skills. They are professional and flexible, willing to go above and beyond, and shows respect for others. This individual is committed to the job through the creation of new and useful ideas while showing attention to detail in all that they do.

These characteristics of Ernest represent an ideal we can all strive for in our daily lives.

The recipient of the “Ernest” award receives a plaque with their name engraved as well as a monetary reward.

The recipient’s name is also engraved on a larger plaque that is displayed in our main office.

Congratulations to the following recipients:

  • Peter Villanueva

    2020

  • Bojan Sijakovic

    2019

  • Mark Johnson

    2018

  • Barbara Rion

    2017

  • Bojan Sijakovic

    2016

  • Bojan Sijakovic

    2015

  • Igor Veselinovic

    2014

  • Miroslav Radev

    2013

  • Lazar Miljkovic

    2012

  • Darren Merritt

    2011

  • Igor Veselinovic

    2010

  • Josh Fletcher

    2009

  • Josh Fletcher

    2008

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