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February 12

ONEIL Employee Ownership Model Receives Third-Party Recognition from Respected Certification Program

We’re well-known for our many successes developing technical publications, training, and other product support materials – and those successes can all be traced back to the one thing ONEIL values most: our employee-owners.

Employee ownership is at the heart of everything we do, and that’s why we’re proud to announce our new involvement with Certified Employee-Owned, a distinguished certification program for employee-owned companies. To qualify for membership, companies must pass a rigorous certification process and prove significant and broad-based employee ownership (at least 30 percent owned by an ownership plan).

ONEIL employee-owners from satellite locations across the country recently gathered for Owners’ Day at our Miamisburg, Ohio, headquarters.

“This achievement is a huge milestone,” said Hernan Olivas, president and chief executive officer for ONEIL. “Earning this certification is an opportunity to further declare the benefits of employee ownership – every employee fully invested in the quality of our products, the excellence of our service and the success of our company.”

We set out to become 100 percent employee-owned in 2004, achieving that status in March 2015. ONEIL employee-owners enjoy working alongside highly motivated, engaged teammates while boosting the local economy and serving our neighbors. In fact, our employees gave nearly $10,000 back to the Miamisburg, Ohio, community in 2019 alone.

“I’ve worked in a variety of business structures throughout my career, and there’s something empowering about working as an employee-owner,” says Mike Ellis, technology business manager for ONEIL. “There’s more pride, more attention to detail, more engagement and more collaborative problem-solving across the board. It’s an intentionally team-oriented environment that employees at every level can support with their own unique skills and abilities – and I’m proud to be part of it.”

For more information, view the press release and, as always, feel free to get in touch with our product support experts at any time.