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.

March 2020 Corporate Core Values Award Winners

The novel coronavirus may have reduced the number of people working on site, but it has certainly not dampened employees’ commitment to WIKA USA’s core values. Here are the three winners for March: 

Photo above: Emmet Moore and coworker

Peter Braun and Emmet Moore, Maintenance, Pressure Gauge Division | Recognized for Social Responsibility

Peter Braun (right) with nominator Erich Berninger

Erich Berninger nominates two employees in Maintenance for their hard work and tireless commitment to health and safety.

“With the onset of COVID-19 and the resulting recommendation of social distancing, we have added a lot of extra tasks to Peter and Emmet’s plate. It doesn’t matter if it was pulling cells [workstations] further apart, installing partitions/plexiglass dividers and door guards, instructing outside contractors, etc., they NEVER EVER showed any reluctance to take on a project. Furthermore, they did everything with a smile and/or a joke, but always with seriousness and speed to help keep everybody healthy and safe. Thank you both for your social responsibility and partnership to everyone at WIKA!

Eden Hailemicael

Eden Hailemicael, Inside Sales, Pressure Gauge Division | Recognized for Excellence

In the past, WIKA has been a victim of scammers pretending to be bona fide customers. For this reason, Steve McCullough gives Eden a big shoutout for her recent efforts in fraud prevention.

“We recently received a purchase order from what appeared to be a valid company. Previously when we’ve gotten POs that later turned out to be fake, we have lost money shipping to fraudulent places where we couldn’t collect. However, Eden caught this one and prevented us from losing $35,000 worth of product. This was a huge savings for WIKA.” Thank you, Eden!

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