WIKA USA’s Core Value Award recognizes employees who exemplify company core values. The peer-nominated award is presented monthly to employees who go above and beyond in their roles, all while upholding WIKA’s commitment to integrity, customer satisfaction, partnership, safety, continuous improvement, social responsibility, and excellence.
Established when WIKA was founded in 1946, the company core values are the standards by which WIKA measures itself and its employees. Thanks to employees’ commitment to these values, WIKA has become a worldwide leader in industrial measurement technology. The company would not be where it is today without this dedication from within.
Employees who do more than expected are vital to WIKA’s overall mission of helping customers succeed through superior instrumentation solutions. This is why WIKA USA began the monthly Core Value Award program almost 20 years ago – to acknowledge employees for their hard work and dedication.
Company Core Values are Key to Success
A peer-nominated program, Core Value Awards give employees a special way to thank their colleagues for doing extraordinary work. Recipients are recognized for making a positive impact on WIKA USA’s continued success. Each nominee is chosen for exemplifying one of seven company’s core values:
- Integrity: Promoting ethical business practices
- Customer Satisfaction: Creating positive customer experiences
- Partnership: Encouraging collaboration in the workplace
- Safety: Maintaining a safe work environment
- Continuous Improvement: Improving WIKA policies and processes
- Social Responsibility: Improving the community and the world at large
- Excellence: Exceeding expectations in work that directly impacts company success
Each month a committee composed of senior managers chooses the winners, who receive a plaque, monetary award, and a designated parking spot at the main WIKA USA campus in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
August 2018 Award Winners
The following WIKA USA employees were chosen for exemplifying a company core value.
Alexander (Lex) Moseley, Planner | Recognized for Customer Satisfaction
When faced with a significant obstacle, Moseley found a way to keep a very important customer order on track. “Lex thought of an efficient way to help speed up the process. He went above and beyond to get this order to the customer as soon as possible,” said nominator Daniela Aleman.
Photo above, from left: Brent Shadix, Perla Maldanado, Lex Moseley (winner), Daniela Aleman (nominator), and Erich Berninger
Dana Wedman, Graphic Designer | Recognized for Partnership
Wedman’s collaboration abilities contribute to a stronger company. “As I’m sure anyone who’s worked with Dana would agree, she consistently excels in the area of partnership. We worked together to update a brochure, and she was always patient, collaborative, flexible, and responsive,” said nominator Jessica Woodside.
Ismael Castellanos, Booster Technician | Recognized for Partnership
Castellanos demonstrated great partnership with his engaging work for a recent customer walkthrough. “Last month, WIKA hosted several groups of Gwinnett County firefighters, paramedics, and EMTs for pre-planning meetings and facility walkthroughs. Ismael gave an excellent presentation… sharing the value and products WIKA provides to help them do their jobs safely. Ismael went above and beyond creating this special presentation,” said nominator Cathy Bochenek.
Peer recognition is an outstanding achievement, and every winner and nominee deserves a round of applause for their contributions. Congratulations, August winners!