Vincent P. Cano Jr.
I was born in Phoenix, Arizona then moved to Amado at the age of ten years old. I have worked in Green Valley for most of my life, cultivating a tight relationship with both the Green Valley and Amado community.
I took over my father’s small garbage company in 1991, assuming the role of Operations Manager then General Manager. In the spring of 1993 my Father was diagnosed with Cirrhosis of the liver and given 3 months to a year to live. It was at this time a decision to sell the business was made to insure my Father could enjoy his final days. He passed April of 1994, and through the grace of God he was able to enjoy his final days.
I moved to Avondale in 1999 where I started a new career in the auto industry, starting as a lot attendant Yates GMC in Avondale and worked my way to Lot & Detail Manager for Avondale Nissan.
It was at Avondale Nissan where I was able to develop my managerial and motivational skills managing over 20 employees and developing an internal advancement program. The Internal Advancement Program would prepare and provide advancement opportunities for all entry level and low level employees.
In 2007 I returned to Amado and opened the doors to GVS (Green Valley Services). I was able to build our customer base to 2100 customers in less than 2 years, generating a cash flow of over $25K per month.
GVS was later sold to the Titan Development Group where I worked as Operations Manager. I resigned my position at Titan in March 2014 to start AWI Amado Waste Industries.
One of my proudest accomplishments was developing an internal advancement program at Avondale Nissan. We were able to advance over 20 entry level employees in a span of 2 years. Many of the employees are still there today.
I would say that my greatest achievement up till today has been the building of Green Valley Services llc
from 0 customers to 2100 customers in less than 2 years with very little capital.
I formed the Amado Business Association in 2009. The ABA currently has a membership of over 35 businesses.
I currently host a community website “amadoaz.com”. This website shines awareness on our small community, promoting the local businesses and some of the beautiful surroundings.
I participated in the development of the “AYA” Amado Youth Alliance. This group educates the youth on the dangers of drugs and alcohol abuse.
I also participated in the development of the Amado Youth Center.