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 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
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.
January 2020 Corporate Core Values Award Winners
With all the holidays and vacation time in December, the number of nominations dipped a little. However, WIKA USA employees did not take a break from exemplifying corporate core values. Here are the two winners selected in January:
Photo above: Mildred Quartey and coworkers
Mildred Quartey, Shipping, Pressure Gauge Division | Recognized for Excellence
Nicole Violante praises Mildred for her critical-thinking skills. “Mildred was packing a large order [of the same liquid-filled pressure gauge] when she realized the weights of the two boxes were different.” Mildred did some investigating, and it turned out that there was an issue with the fill liquid. She then reported the problem and got it resolved, thereby making sure the customer got exactly what they ordered. Nicole added, “Way to go above and beyond. GO MILDRED!!!”
Andrew Slagle, Engineering, Pressure Gauge Division | Recognized for Excellence
Year end can be a very busy time at WIKA USA, and Andrew really came through for a customer. In his nomination of Andrew, Rafael Derencio writes, “Andrew’s efforts to deliver our biggest order of all times for WEgrid in the US was crucial during the last few weeks of 2019, allowing us to deliver as promised two trailers that had to be reworked and fixed according to customer requirements. Working in external weather and mostly by himself, Andrew helped us bring to life our most ambitious project of 2019, and we were able to deliver by the last day of the year for one of our most important WEgrid customers. Thanks for all your support for the WEgrid team, Andrew!”