There aren’t too many people who can boast thirty years with the same company,
especially in the technology industry. Zoraida Samaniego can, as today she celebrates her 30th anniversary with ABS Technology Architects (ABS) in Virginia Beach.
Samaniego began working for ABS in 1982 under the leadership of John Dorroh. At the time Dorroh’s sons, Walker and Hunter were small children who would perform chores around the office in which Samaniego would pay them an allowance out of petty cash. Today, the two Dorroh brothers have assumed the leadership role at ABS and continue to work alongside Samaniego.
Samaniego is a resident of Virginia Beach where she has lived for the past 30 years. She is a graduate of the University of the East in Manila, Philippines where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She handles accounting and payroll for ABS and now continues to pay allowance to Dorroh kids, this time it is Walker and Hunter’s children.
“Zoraida has been an important part of ABS, contributing to its success even before I officially started working here,” said Walker Dorroh, CEO of ABS. “She has seen us grow from children to adults and has been an important role model in my life. Her loyalty, honesty, and dedication have helped influence the person that I am. She is not an employee; she is part of the family. My children affectionately refer to her as Grandma Z.”
It is because of the family atmosphere that has kept Samaniego at ABS over the years. She says, “The Dorrohs have been very good to me, Walker and Hunter are like my children and their family is my family.”
Samaniego is ABS’ most tenured employee. The company will also celebrate its 40th anniversary later in the year.