EGGLESTON EMPLOYEE CHOSEN AS NATIONAL VETERAN AWARD RECIPIENT
Tom Redinger provides leadership and has positive impact on adults with disabilities
Norfolk, VA – Eggleston is pleased to announce that employee and local veteran, Elmer ‘Tom’ Redinger is the national winner of SourceAmerica’s 2020 Honor Roll for Veterans Award. This award “pays tribute to a veteran with a service-related disability who as exhibited outstanding achievement in his or her work.”
Mr. Redinger served in the U.S. Navy for 21 years. Six years ago, Redinger got connected with Eggleston and was hired by Eggleston’s Automotive Center team as the service manager. There he plays a key role by leading an integrated team of individuals with, and without, disabilities who ensure that 100+ cars are ready for sale in Eggleston’s twice-a-month public, auto auction.
“I had a great career in the military and now I have a great career at Eggleston,” says Tom Redinger.
“His leadership skills translate well in this environment and he’s making a tremendous positive impact on his team to help them be empowered, by building their confidence and developing new skills. He’s a role model as an Eggleston employee and as a veteran,” said Tim Giles Eggleston’s Veteran’s Services manager who leads Eggleston’s Warrior Bridge program.
SourceAmerica, a national nonprofit organization, exists to provide employment options for professionals with disabilities like Tom. Each year, Source America recognizes its Achievement Award winners during its national, annual conference which was scheduled to take place in April 2020 in Washington D.C.. The event was cancelled due to COVID-19.
Tom’s story can be seen here.