Brevard Achievement Center (BAC) is very pleased to announce that Vice President of Operations, Wayne Wells has been awarded the Management Excellence Award by the National Council for SourceAmerica Employers (NCSE), Southeast Region. The award was presented to Wells on May 1 at the SourceAmerica annual conference in New Orleans.
Wells has worked at BAC for over 20 years, 16 of which as Vice President of Operations. During his leadership, the total number of jobs on BAC’s AbilityOne contracts has grown by 260 positions, and in the past three years an average of 406 individuals with disabilities work across BAC annually. Because of Wells’ diligence in growing both the scope and volume of jobs available for those served, an additional 75 jobs have been created through non-AbilityOne contracts such as Wuesthoff Medical Center (Rockledge), Lockheed Martin (Kennedy Space Center) and the Canaveral Port Authority.
“Wayne is not only a great leader, but he’s also an incredible individual,” said BAC President and CEO, Amar Patel. “His passion for employing people with disabilities is what drives him and, because of his tenacity, hundreds of individuals with disabilities have been able to benefit from employment.”
Safe, efficient and quality operations are paramount to Wells and these standards have not gone unnoticed. One “Best in the World Commissary” award (Riverside Dining at Patrick Air Force Base), four Air Force Hennessy Awards (awarded for excellence in dining operations within a U.S.-based Air Force installation) and 16 Air Force Space Command Hennessy Awards prove this point. In addition, SourceAmerica has awarded the Operations department 16 Certificates of Achievement.
The NCSE Management Excellence Award recognizes an individual from within the AbilityOne family of Community Rehabilitation Programs (CRP) in each field office area who has demonstrated excellence in leadership in the management of a participating CRP by substantially enhancing the employment opportunities for people with significant disabilities.