YONKERS, N.Y. -- Yonkers' Lou Villani has received an award from Con Edison for his work during Superstorm Sandy.
Villani, an engineering manager who aided in Con Edison’s Superstorm Sandy restoration plans, received the Living Our Values award at a gala on April 24. He won the award for his work that exemplified the "company’s values of service, teamwork, excellence and concern for the quality of life in their community," according to a press release. Five other employees received the honor.
“Lou is a career employee with more than 32 years of exemplary service at Con Edison. His dedication to his craft and his remarkable work ethic are examples for all employees to follow,” said Sanjay Bose, Con Edison vice president, Central Operations.
Con Edison representatives said Villani "aided in developing vital storm hardening plans after the ravages of Superstorm Sandy damaged critical company equipment in 2012," according to the release.
"As a department manager, he led his area’s engineering and construction efforts, enabling his group and as well as other parties to design and re-construct electric, gas and steam equipment within an unprecedented 6-month period. Typical work within the same scope would normally require at least three times the amount of time to complete," representatives said in the release.
“I’ve always had an interest in engineering, so my career at Con Edison is a perfect match for me,” Villani said. “To be recognized for the work that I love to do is an exceptional honor. I’m very proud to receive this award."