Doug Morris, a Rockland resident and 31-year veteran of Orange and Rockland Utilities, has received Con Edison’s highest honor, the “Living Our Values” award.
Consolidated Edison, O&R’s parent company, created the annual award 19 years ago to recognize and honor the values and work ethic of outstanding employees who consistently serve as role models. The award was presented to Morris on April 26.
Morris, 59, is only the 11th O&R employee to receive the award. It is given to Con Edison men and women who exemplify the company’s values of service, honesty, courtesy, teamwork, excellence, and concern for the quality of life in their community, said Kevin Burke, chairman, president and CEO of Consolidated Edison.
Morris joined the utility in 1980 and in succeeding years assumed positions of greater responsibility and authority in the Stores/Transportation organizations at both O&R and Consolidated Edison Company of New York (CECONY), O&R’s sister company in the Consolidated Edison family of companies.
As O&R’s Manager-Stores, he is responsible for ensuring the efficient operation of the warehouse and the adequate supply of critical material for the operating groups. He personally acts as a liaison with those groups to make sure their supply needs are met on time and on budget. He works with his own team in Stores to further develop and implement process improvements and cost-saving measures.
“Doug is well-known at O&R and in the community as a consummate professional, a creative problem-solver and a caring, concerned and involved neighbor," O&R President and CEO Bill Longhi said. "We are very proud that his hard work and dedication have been recognized with this prestigious award.”
Morris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Dominican College. He resides in Valley Cottage with his wife Patricia and the couple’s two daughters, Sara and Amanda.
Morris also takes an active role in the life of his community, too. For the past 18 years, he has been an active member of the Congers-Valley Cottage Ambulance Corps, where he volunteers approximately 550 hours per year driving an ambulance on emergency calls. In 2011, he answered the 1,000th emergency call of his career. He also is a member of the organization’s Board of Directors.
Morris also participates in the Annual United Way Day of Caring where he donates his considerable handyman skills to the upkeep of Camp Addison Boyce for the Rockland County Girl Scouts in Stony Point.