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: September 2020
WIKA USA recognizes two employees for their consistently high levels of excellence and customer satisfaction.
Photo above: Armand Lagroon and coworkers
Armand Lagroon, Customer Care, Pressure Gauge Division | Recognized for Customer Satisfaction
Gregg Radloff nominates Armand for his outstanding work with dealing with both external and internal customers. “Armand does a great job in supporting WIKA’s customers in a very timely and clear manner. He is very thorough in providing exact details. Everyday I see examples of this skill. As an excellent communicator, he understands the customers’ needs and what information they seek when they ask questions. Because he is so thorough, the answers in his first email prevent what could have resulted in dozens of follow-ups.
“In addition, I would like to recognize him for his partnership when working with me. He understands the various other details I need that the customer does not, and he includes those in our communications. Thank you, Armaud!”
Jonie Larsen, Marketing | Recognized for Excellence
Shellie Sauber recognizes Jonie for her professionalism and dedication to her job. “Jonie does a great job reviewing and following up on incoming customer leads. She is very adept at identifying good sales opportunities for WIKA and goes the extra mile to ensure that customer inquiries make it to the right person for follow-up. Jonie has forwarded several good leads to my team recently, one of which represents $30,000 of potential EPM (electronic pressure measurement) business from an aerospace customer!”