Three finalists, two runner-up teams and just one winner. That sums up the 2012 Cintra Spirit Awards Gala. For the second consecutive year, the awards paid tribute to 112 nominees and to the efforts, talent, innovation and commitment of all professionals who strive, every day, to make Cintra a sector leader . A streaming connection with the Cintra U.S. offices in Austin marked this year 's edition.
Íñigo Meirás, CEO of Ferrovial, and Jaime Aguirre de Cárcer, Human Resources Director at Ferrovial, were joined by nearly 120 Cintra employees at the event.
In the Best Business Achievement category, the statuette was awarded to the EDG 407 tender team, headed by Alfonso Barona, Juan Sánchez, Alejandro Veramendi, Cristina Álvarez, Ricardo Sánchez and Gonzalo López-Aranda. This is Cintra’s first availability payment project in North America, with an investment of one billion dollars.
The Most Innovative Initiative Award took into account all the proposals submitted to the Ferrovial Innovation Awards. The eventual winner was the new Autema iTOLL system, a comprehensive solution for remotely managing all incidents via an application created for iPad. Christian Torrell, Carles Franch and Enrique Álvarez del Río, responsible for the implementation of the Autema iTOLL system, collected the award.
Choosing the winner of the 2012 Cintra Spirit Award was the most difficult decision the jury had to make. The three finalists were: John Mullaly, Tolling Manager of Eurolink M3; Montse Gonzalez, Head of Development at Cintra; and Segundo de los Heros, CFO of NTE and LBJ. And the winner was John Mullaly, honored for his charisma, availability, great humor and extraordinary performance.
Díaz-Rato congratulated all the winners and explained the essence of each winning project. He also thanked the concessions AP-36 and Radial 4 for their impeccable work in the midst of economic difficulties and encouraged all attendees to continue working with enthusiasm during 2013.