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Employee Spotlight! Lincoln Buchanan

Lincoln Buchanan on a bike at Abt beside a lift

It’s the end of January, and that means it’s time to showcase another one of Abt’s amazing employees. This month’s Employee Spotlight shines on our lead electrician, Lincoln Buchanan, who has been working here for nearly 18 years. That’s just his career: “I’ve been a part of the Abt family for almost 40 years now. My dad Mike still works here, and we’re blessed to be part of a company that treats…

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Employee Spotlight! Dawn Beyak

Dawn Beyak Leaning Against Appliance

As 2022 comes to a close and we look toward the new year, Abt is excited to recognize Dawn Beyak in our latest Employee Spotlight. Dawn is a veteran of the appliance industry with 21 years here at Abt and a career with experience at GE, too. When she first began at Abt, Dawn started out in the appliance service department. Here, our specialists work to fix any malfunctions found in the…

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Employee Spotlight! George and Maria Mavraganis

George and Maria Magravanis in the Abt Atrium beside Christmas decorations

As 2022 begins to come to a close, we often take this time to reflect on what’s most important in our lives. And during the week of Thanksgiving, there’s always a focus on family. That’s why this month’s Employee Spotlight shines on a powerful family: the father-daughter duo that works to make Abt run smoothly every day, George and Maria Mavraganis.   George In 2003, George Mavraganis was working at Johnny’s Kitchen and…

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Employee Spotlight! Carl Prouty

Carl Prouty standing in the video studio smiling

While Carl is no stranger to real-life spotlights, our on-camera YouTube and video host has rarely been formally recognized for all that he does for Abt. We think it’s time that Carl receives a little love from all of us. You might recognize him from the videos over on our YouTube channel where he dives into product reviews, explores the store, and leads users through buying guides. But he hasn’t always been…

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Employee Spotlight! Maria Hernandez

Maria Hernandez in the Inspiration Studio

We’re so excited to acknowledge another one of Abt’s hardest-working employees, Maria Hernandez! Many employees and customers alike will recognize Maria’s kind face from all over the store. In her time here at Abt she’s shared many different duties, from greeting customers to making sure the store runs in an orderly fashion to assisting anywhere she can. Whenever help is needed, Maria is sure to be there to assist.  Maria first started…

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Employee Spotlight! Rigo & Rey Mora

Rey and Rigo Mora in the Abt Warehouse

As the end of summer approaches, we’re excited to announce that August’s employee spotlight focuses on another duo here at Abt: Rey and Rigo Mora. These two members of the Abt family began their tenure at a young age and worked their way up. After being referred to Abt Electronics by a friend, Rey started working the third shift in the warehouse. A year later, his brother Rigo joined him in working…

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Employee Spotlight! Billy Govis

Billy Govis in the Warehouse at Abt

There’s a lot of Abt Electronics that customers can’t see from the showroom. But one of our most iconic symbols that travels all across town is the white truck emblazoned with our logo.  Every time you see one of our local trucks, it came with direction from our very own Billy Govis.  Billy has been at Abt for over 21 years and has worked his way up from driving behind the wheel…

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Employee Spotlight! Jake and Dave Iffland

David and Jake Iffland

For this year’s Father’s Day, we couldn’t be happier to feature our IT department’s greatest father-son team, Jake and Dave Iffland. Combined, these two have nearly 40 years of working at Abt.  In 1988, Dave started his career here in the warehouse at only 17. At the recommendation of his grandfather, he headed to the Niles community center and heard word that Abt’s warehouse could always use a pair of helping hands.…

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Employee Spotlight! Nina and Shirley Hood

Mother's Day Nina and Shirley Hood Star Employees

For Mother’s Day, The Bolt is proud to feature two of Abt’s favorite staff members, Shirley and Nina Hood! This mother-daughter team is well-loved across the store with over 30 years of experience at Abt. Most of that is thanks to Shirley, who started at our Morton Grove location back in 1994. Bob Abt had heard of her reputation as a knowledgeable and kind saleswoman and recruited her, and the rest is…

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