Each month, WIKA USA recognizes employees who exemplify one of the company’s seven core values. The peer-nominated award is presented 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, core values are the standards by which WIKA measures itself and its employees. Thanks to employees’ commitment to these corporate 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.
Corporate Core Values are Keys to Company 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 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.
December 2018 Corporate Core Value Award Winners
The following four employees were chosen for exemplifying one of WIKA USA’s corporate core values.
Photo above: Judith Cudjoe and coworkers
Judith Cudjoe, Manufacturing | Recognized for Excellence
Judith’s nominator praises her for pitching in on projects outside her job description: “Judith has always worked hard and is known for her consistency. Lately she has gone the extra mile by doing water spider jobs for two addition lines. She has done great work. In addition, she leads all her teams well and gets the job done right. Thank you!”
Leah Duff, Customer Care | Recognized for Excellence
Leah’s nominator raves about her attitude, dedication, friendliness and and all-around excellence. “She is extremely knowledgable and shares what she knows with anyone who is willing to learn. She gives you that comfortable feeling that it’s okay to ask her the same question a hundred times and still gives you that loving smile! She gives her customers the same exact treatment – her kind genuine best. Leah definitely gives her all in everything she does.”
Marla McKinney, Quality | Recognized for Customer Satisfaction
Marla has received outstanding praise from a customer who experienced issues related to their orders. Her nominator writes, “The customer’s receiving supervisor called me to provide more details, and he took the time to mention that Marla has been extremely helpful. He said that she has gone above and beyond to assist him and is always pleasant. Thank you, Marla, for providing excellent customer support!”
Javier Silva, Customer Care | Recognized for Customer Satisfaction
Javier places a high value on customer service and problem solving in his job. His nominator writes, “Javier always goes above and beyond to give our customers the best service possible. Recently, he worked diligently with multiple departments within WIKA to get a customer the products they needed within a reasonable amount of time.”