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Superior Essex 1st Quarter STAR employee announced
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Pictured from left to right are Tony Szot, Plant Manager; Don Sommers, STAR Employee; John Glassman, Manufacturing Manager - photo by COURTESY PHOTO

HOISINGTON — Superior Essex of Hoisington is proud to announce the latest recipient of the STAR Employee Recognition Award. Don Sommers, Datacom Jacketing Operator, was named the first quarter 2017 STAR Employee and will be treated to a dinner in his honor, a customized gift pack, a plaque, and STAR Employee parking privileges.
The Superior Essex STAR Recognition Award Program is designed to recognize STAR employees (Superior Teamwork Attitude and Results) for their outstanding teamwork, service, attitude, performance, and commitment to achieving the Plant’s goals. One award is given quarterly to an outstanding employee, and the selection is based on peer nominations.
Don has been employed with Superior Essex since June 2004. He consistently demonstrates all of the qualities expected of a ‘STAR’ employee such as high work quality, work ethic, safe work practices, initiative, positive attitude, teamwork, volunteerism, mentoring skills, patience, and dependability. His peer nomination stated, “Don is always willing to help out in any department needed. When he has available time, you can always find him helping on another line or cleaning up different areas like the pallet wrappers or the scrap poly boxes. He is always checking with other operators to see how they are getting along. He shows up to work every night with a smile on his face and one of the best attitudes on the shift. New employees feel safe going to him with questions when they are unsure of how to do something. He always wears his PPE and ensures that other operators do as well.” Don is deserving of this award because of his excellent attitude, willingness to help others, and knowledge of the plant. He is a great operator to work with, and he always pushes other operators to have a good attitude and achieve their greatest potential.”
Tony Szot, Plant Manager, said, “It is a pleasure to have Don working for the Hoisington plant. He sets an excellent example of teamwork and positive attitude to all employees through his actions of assisting others, demonstration of safe work practices, and desire to help new employees. This makes Don very deserving of this award.”