Parkchester native wins Con Edison award

Antonio Caso III

He’s tops when it comes to Con-Edison’s diverse and talented workforce.

Antonio Caso III, 50, a Parkchester and Hunts Point native and Con Edison electrical technician in its Bronx/Westchester electric construction division recently received one of ConEd’s 2012 “Living Our Values” awards – the company’s highest honor.

Caso joined Con Edison in February 1988 after two tours of duty as a Marine in Beirut during the Lebanese Civil War.

Six employes received the award this year, given to employees who personify Con Edsion’s corporate values of service, honesty, concern, courtesy, excellence, and teamwork at work and home, according to Con Edison’s website.

Caso attributes his success with his ability and willingness to go out of his way to assist other employees. He has worked in many different divisions, continually promoted from within to jobs of increasing responsibility, he said.

“I started in maintenance – cleaning offices, and the supervisors took a liking to me,” Caso said. “It was a launching-point, and I went from one department to another and have never looked back.”

His training from the . Marine Corps. helped give him a sense a discipline and belief in his ability to solve problems, he said. Caso served six years in the military from 1981 and 1986 after graduating from DeWitt Clinton High School in 1981, doing two grueling tours in Beruit in 1982 and 1983, where he lived in the same Marine barracks that was later blown up by Islamic Jihad terrorists.

“From the moment you meet Tony, you can feel the impact of his energy and enthusiasm,” said section manager Patrick Williams.

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