Torrance, CA (April 8, 2009) – Phenomenex Inc., a global leader in the manufacture of separation science consumables, was recognized by the City of Torrance for being a key contributor to the growth and prosperity of the city. The Torrance Advantage Awards honor local companies that create jobs, attract skilled workers, patronize local small businesses and contribute to the community through special events and charitable giving.
The award was presented at a special reception attended by local CEOs, dignitaries and community leaders, such as executives from local companies such as Torrance Memorial Hospital and Toyota Motor Corporation, among others. Torrance Mayor Frank Scotto presented Phenomenex with the “People to People” award recognizing excellence in enhancing employment opportunities in Torrance and in investing in their existing workforce through training, benefits and motivational programs.
Job opportunities, training programs and sustained growth were named among the reasons Phenomenex was selected, but also the water balloon fights, golf cart races and marching band appearances that create a fun and distinctive culture that motivates employees.
Upon accepting the award, President and CEO Mr. Mahjoor credited Phenomenex’s employees. “I am privileged to have the best employees, not only in Torrance, but in the world. It is our mission is to contribute to the prosperity of our customers, employees and humanity, and we succeed when we make Phenomenex a place where our employees can thrive.”
Phenomenex prides itself on having evolved a corporate culture that in centered around service and giving. Last year, Phenomenex was recognized with the prestigious “Top 15 Small Workplaces” award by the Wall Street Journal and Winning Workplaces. They were also recently recognized by the American Red Cross with a Platinum Award for long-standing support and yearly excellence in donation levels, and have recognized by the city of Torrance in the past for sustained growth and community support.
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