On his 60th birthday, the owner and managing director of ACDC Dynamics in Edenvale, Mario Maio, was surprised when his staff – assisted by Mario’s wife, Guida – presented him with a huge birthday cake.
He was escorted onto the balcony outside his office where, to his amazement, 250 staff members gathered below to sing ‘happy birthday’. It is a well-known and often told tale at the company that Mario started the path to ACDC Dynamics by building transformers in his garage; and, over the past 30 years, Mario has grown the company to a multimillion-rand enterprise. Mario clearly enjoyed the experience and thanked everyone for their loyal service, hard work and dedication. He then went to each department at ACDC Dynamic’s head office to have photos taken with all the staff and personally gave each employee a piece of birthday cake. A pleasant surprise awaited the staff – a small bonus was included in their pay cheques as a token of Mario’s appreciation.