PBD Worldwide is pleased to announce the winner of their 2017 Lombardi Award, Lucy Rivas. The Lombardi Award is the organization’s most coveted award and is given annually to the PBD team member who made the most outstanding contribution to PBD’s success and best displays the essence of Vince Lombardi’s famous coaching and motivational abilities.
Lombardi has been a long-time influence behind several principles and philosophies embraced by PBD Worldwide. Named ‘Coach of the Century’ by ESPN, Vince Lombardi is remembered for his dedication, his infectious enthusiasm and his unforgettable quotes. Vince helped the men he coached succeed to the furthest of their abilities. He brought them pride and victory, and his legacy of perseverance, hard work and dedication has made him one of the most admired and well respected coaches in history.
Lucy Rivas joined the PBD team in 2014 and brings over 20 years of experience in supply chain, specializing in warehouse and distribution management. As General Manager, Lucy oversees finance, sales, quality assurance, human resources and information systems for our Chicago distribution center. She is responsible for key decision making regarding improved productivity, quality and efficiency of operations.
Since joining the PBD team, Lucy has led the Chicago facility to exceed customer expectations through significant improvements in inventory accuracy and order fulfillment. She has positively impacted the bottom line through increased efficiencies and decreased expenses. Her success has been driven by her tremendous work ethic, her ability to motivate her team and bring in key talent. PBD Chicago was named 2017 Facility of the Quarter for Q1 and Q2 in 2017.