WIKA USA is committed to recognizing 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 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 a designated parking spot at the main WIKA USA campus in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Corporate Core Values Award Winners: December 2020

WIKA USA recognizes these five employees for exemplifying one or more of the company’s core values in December.

Photo above: Chesley Powell and coworkers

Chesley (Chet) Powell, Maintenance | Recognized for Excellence

Nominator Brian Orr praises Chet for his skills and versatility. “Chet was hired as an electrician in our department, but when he was hired, we also needed a maintenance tech. So he has stepped up and learned – on his own – to fix machines and not let the difficult trials stop him from trying. Thanks, Chet, from all of us in Maintenance for an outstanding job thus far!”

Robert Lukat, Product Management | Recognized for Customer Satisfaction

Rob Lukat and coworkers

Jonie Larsen nominates Rob for assisting her with an end user’s request. “I handle the WIKA Info box. When I received a request from a non-WIKA customer, I reached out to Rob. The customer had a broken piece on his pressure gauge, and Rob was able to find the piece that was needed. The customer was very appreciative that WIKA was able to help him resolve his issue and get his instrument back up and running. Rob is always willing to help with any problem, whether it is for his product or not.”

Genia Davis, Sales Excellence | Recognized for Partnership

Pam Durfee thanks Genia for her invaluable assistance. “Without any hesitation, Genia stepped in to support Sales Excellence with WIKAcademy Sales Training. In just over one month, she managed to not only learn a lot of the Sales Excellence Training responsibilities, but was also pivotal in getting WIKA USA to meet our goals and requirements with the Global Sales Training Initiative. And this was on top of her primary job! Thank you, Genia, for your initiative and helping us fill the gap and making an immediate positive impact! Photo not available

Johnny Mendoza

Jonathan (Johnny) Mendoza, Diaphragm Seals | Recognized for Partnership

Griselda Salazar wants to acknowledge the important role Johnny plays at WIKA Houston. “Johnny is always willing to help everyone and always does it with such a great attitude. He ensures that everyone walking into the facility has their temperature checked and never complains about it. He’s respectful and greets everyone upon arrival.”

Gabriel Garza, Quality | Recognized for Excellence

Jason Fitch praises Gabriel, a long-time WIKA employee, for the consistently high quality of his work. “Gabriel Garza, Field Service Supervisor, has always gone over and above in all his duties for 25+ years. I am nominating Mr. Garza this month because he will always support other departments in need. The most recent case is how he supported the Quality Control department in completing a very nice, detailed, and documented Root Cause Analysis on some returned equipment for a top customer. Quality Control was overbooked, and we needed to complete this analysis in short order to ensure customer satisfaction.” Thank you for stepping in and helping out, Gabriel! Photo not available

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