In December 2012, six JASPER Associates were recognized by company Chairman/CEO, Doug Bawel, as winners of the annual ‘Do It Right’ Award.
Throughout the year, supervisors or fellow Associates can nominate Associates for a ‘Do It Right’ Award. An Associate may be nominated for any form of outstanding service to JASPER, its Associates or customers. A total of 57 Associates were nominated for their services in 2012. At the end of the year, management reviews all the nominations and presents awards to the most outstanding nominees. The number of awards may vary from year to year, depending upon the number of deserving nominees. The winners for 2012 are:
Eric Howell/Delivery Driver, Columbia Branch Eric helped a woman stranded along the side of the road because her car ran out of gas. Eric stopped to give the woman assistance. He gave her cash out of his own pocket and helped her to a gas station. She was very grateful that JASPER employs such kind-hearted people that they take the time to help someone in need.
Craig Leuck/Transmission Division Manager, Jasper Facility On his way back from a conference in Chicago, Craig noticed a car pulled over in the ditch and noticed that the guy working on it wore a JASPER uniform. Though he was close to home, and talked about getting back in time to tuck his daughter in bed, Craig turned the van around to help his fellow Associate.
Matt Williams/Maintenance and Casey Foye/Transmission Division, Crawford Facility A fellow Associate shared with Matt and Casey that her only vehicle for transportation to work was not running and she was not able to pay to get the car fixed. Matt and Casey got a trailer, picked up the Associate’s car, subsequently fixed the car and also paid for the parts. Thanks for putting the needs of others first.
Cathy Hayes/Gas Engine Division, Willow Springs Facility Cathy was responsible for correcting a machining issue on five gas engines. We thank Cathy for her attention to detail and maintaining JASPER’s high quality standards.
Chad Taylor/Maintenance, Crawford Facility Using his Financial Peace University certification, Chad volunteered his own time to help a peer Associate through tough personal times by showing them life improving changes.