Rico Reyes recently celebrated 20 years at Air-Care and as usual, when there’s an anniversary, the entire staff assembles in the conference room to congratulate the employee, have a few laughs and we always eat cake.
Rico started with Air-Care as a shop technician. Over the years his hard work and dedication earned him recognition and raises. Today he is the Production Manager/Supervisor and Equipment Specialist.
“Rico is absolutely dedicated to his job and my go-to-guy for everything.” says Wayne Tracy; Air-Care’s CEO. President Richard Papaleo claims: “No job is too small or to big and he’s always trying to please not only his boss but his co-workers too.”
Affectionately known as Rico “Suave”, Rico’s employment started January 10, 1993. The thing he likes most about his job is the challenge it brings. When a problem needs to be solved, he loves being able to figure it out and get the job done. He also says: “I love that it’s truly a family run business in the sense that the owners Dick and Ronnie really care about their employees. I’ve seen a lot of situations where they have gone the extra mile for an employee and in today’s world, that is rare.”
Born in the Philippines, his family moved to Guam in 1979 when he was 17 years old. That same year, he qualified and joined The United States Navy, and became a U.S. citizen on Dec. 12, 1986. After retiring from the Navy, he joined the Air-Care team. “It’s been great to be part of Air-Care and assist in the growth of not only Air-Care but of all our customers as well.”
In his spare time he enjoys gardening and fixing things around the house. He’s a San Diego Charger fan, loves Hershey’s Chocolate Bars and has a cat named Nena that adopted him.
Congratulations Rico on a job well done!