Not only are WIKA USA employees dedicated and talented, but they know how to have fun! Halloween 2022 was a great success, returning to full force after pared down and socially distant activities for the past couple of years.

Three of WIKA USA’s locations across the country held their annual costume contest, which meant some employees found themselves working beside Red Riding Hood, The Terminator, Beetlejuice, or members of the Addams family! The Customer Service group showed their team spirit by dressing up as Minions and Gru.

Eric Mowen, winner of the 2022 Chili Cook-Off

In addition to wearing costumes, the employees at WIKA Mobile Control in Pennsylvania challenged each other to a Chili Cook-Off. A tip of the chef’s hat – and the hotly contested cauldron trophy – goes to Eric Mowen, whose spicy recipe received the most votes from his coworkers. What a delicious way to celebrate autumn and Halloween!

A big thank-you goes out to all the participants, and congratulations to the winners, who received a monetary prize and well-deserved bragging rights. Let’s do it again next year!


First shift

1st place: Brandy Seigler as Red Riding Hood
2nd place: Crystal Elliot as Cruella De Vil
3rd place: Andrew Lu as Steampunk

WIKA Mobile Control employees in costume (click to enlarge)

Second shift

1st place: Billy Moua as The Terminator 
2nd place: Thao Luong as Mo Mo

Group costume

Matt Nylin & Jim Ledford as Slinky Dog from Toy Story 
Customer Service Team as Minions & Gru

WIKA Mobile Control

Nicole Christy & Jim Kunkle as Wednesday and Pugsley from The Addams Family

Houston employees in costume (click to enlarge)


1st place: Juan Padierna as Beetlejuice
2nd place: Adriana Pulido as Dead Bride
3rd place: Gershwin Asari as Star Wars Guy
Most creative: Karina Lara as a mermaid caught on a fishing line


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