TUCSON, AZ–(Marketwire – Aug 2, 2012) – The following is a statement from Vante:
Vante regrets the unfortunate events that transpired yesterday in Tucson between our former CFO/Treasurer Adam Smith and an employee at Chick-fil-A. Effective immediately, Mr. Smith is no longer an employee of our company.
The actions of Mr. Smith do not reflect our corporate values in any manner. Vante is an equal opportunity company with a diverse workforce, which holds diverse opinions. We respect the right of our employees and all Americans to hold and express their personal opinions, however, we also expect our company officers to behave in a manner commensurate with their position and in a respectful fashion that conveys these values of civility with others.
We hope that the general population does not hold Mr. Smith’s actions against Vante and its employees.
Adam Smith is the guy who thought it would be cool to video himself harassing a Chick-fil-A employee and then post the video on YouTube. His plan blew up in his face.
I actually feel sorry for him. But only a little. He still has his part-time job as an instructor at University of Arizona.
Let that be a lesson – Don’t be a dick, or if you are a dick, don’t post the video on YouTube.
BTW – His name was outed within hours of his first posting the video. I figure this announcement makes it officially public knowledge.