BioTek to be Awarded 2015 Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness
February 9, 2016
Continuing a proud tradition, BioTek Instruments will receive the 2015 Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award, presented by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. The award will be presented at the 2016 Worksite Wellness conference on March 30, 2016 in Burlington, VT. The conference highlights Vermont companies and their efforts to promote the health and wellness of employees. This year, Lilly Tarricone, Mark Boutin and Kathy Gendron at BioTek will be recognized for their leadership in BioTek’s BioFit wellness program.
BioTek’s continuing initiatives include a variety of activities, educational opportunities, generous health benefit premium incentives for participating employees, and other programs that appeal to their diverse workforce. The Company is also making strong strides in becoming a smoke-free campus by January 2017. Additionally, it sponsored a Fitbit® program, providing participating employees with free Fitbit devices to track activities and participate in virtual activity challenges as a group.
BioTek’s President and CEO, Briar Alpert, provided perspective, mentioning, “We collectively logged 200,000 miles on our Fitbits – this equates to over eight trips around the world, and is an amazing accomplishment that everyone can take pride in.”
“We’re pleased to note that our BioFit wellness program reaches beyond health and wellness benefits,” added Kathy Gendron, BioTek’s Vice President, Human Resources. “BioFit allows us to connect with each other, not just as colleagues, but as a family.”
BioTek Instruments, Inc., headquartered in Winooski, VT, USA, is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of microplate instrumentation and software. These technologies are used to aid life science research, facilitate drug discovery, provide rapid and cost-effective analysis, and enable sensitive, accurate quantification of molecules across diverse applications. BioTek espouses a “Think Possible” approach that sets the tone for fresh ideas, unsurpassed customer service and original innovations. As such, they are often honored for local accomplishments and technological innovations, including Best Places to Work in Vermont, North American New Product Innovation Award for Workflow Solutions in Life Sciences and Drug Discovery Product of the Year – Scientists' Choice Award.
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