This 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/or 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 Core Value Award program two decades 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’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
A committee composed of senior managers chooses the winners, who receive a plaque, monetary award, and – for those in the main WIKA USA campus in Lawrenceville – a designated parking spot.
Corporate Core Values Award Winners: September 2022
WIKA USA recognizes the following five employees for exemplifying the company’s core values in September.
Photo above: Artaveous Purvis and coworkers
Artaveous Purvis, Dial Design | Lawrenceville | Recognized for Partnership
Ge Vang relates an incident when Artaveous came to the rescue. “We had some expedited orders to be printed on the pad printer, which requires acetone for setup and cleaning. However, the acetone drum was completely empty. Those drums weigh around 400 lbs, and for a small guy like myself, it is extremely difficult to move a full drum and then push it from one end of the building to the other. Artaveous knew this was no easy task for me, so he jumped up right away and offered to help so that we could get the orders out. I could not have done it without him. It’s amazing to have such a team player as a colleague.” Artaveous, thanks for your willingness to help out!
Nhi Pham, Purchasing | Lawrenceville | Recognized for Partnership
In his nomination, Joe Wrazen thanks Nhi for her initiative and collaborative spirit. “There was a small crisis with non-conforming screws and their impact on production. I was out of the office, and Nhi took the initiative to ensure that the supplier was immediately made aware of the issue and that production would not be shut down. With the assistance of Quality Assurance, Nhi gathered all the information she needed – with pictures and video – and communicated the problem while keeping QA in the loop the entire time. The end result was that QA was able to call the correct contact, and that contact showed up at WIKA the next day to inspect the parts. This all happened within 24 hours. It is great to know that the supply chain coordinators have our back. Great job, Nhi.” We couldn’t agree more!
Melanie Morris, General Administration | Lawrenceville | Recognized for Excellence
Steve McCullough, general manager of WIKA Sensor Technology in Ohio, is grateful for Melanie’s proactive and can-do spirit. “We discovered multiple issues in our shipping system in regard to coding and classifying products, and Melanie did not hesitate to help. She traveled to our facility to work with our shipping person to fix those issues. She rolled up her sleeves, jumped right in, and was a tremendous help. What’s more, she plans to follow up with more fixes and training going forward.” Melanie, you are a definite asset to WIKA USA!
Richard Ramirez, Projects | Houston | Recognized for Customer Satisfaction
Sydney Truss appreciates how Richard does such a great job taking care of all WIKA customers, but one recent incident stood out. “A customer had been having some problems on a large job that Richard took over, and the turnaround in customer satisfaction was obvious. They even said that they love working with Richard, and how they know that when he says something was going to happen, it was going to happen. This is the kind of customer support that helps us keep and grow our customer base. I am very impressed with how he meets challenging situations with a positive attitude.” Way to go, Richard!
Linda Rodriguez, Manufacturing | Houston | Recognized for Continuous Improvement
Justin Durr praises Linda in his nomination: “She actively seeks out opportunities to clean up in her area, and also is instrumental in organizing and making others aware that her area is important and is a reflection of the department.” Thank you for your leadership on the manufacturing floor, Linda!