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Superior Essex names first quarter STAR employee
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The 2019 fi rst-quarter STAR employee at Superior Essex of Hoisington is Shane Sandberg. Pictured are, from left: Manufacturing Manager John Glassman, Plant Manager Tony Szot, Sandberg, and Production Manager Joey Cotten.

HOISINGTON — Superior Essex of Hoisington announced the latest recipient of the STAR Employee Recognition Award. Shane Sandberg, manufacturing supervisor, was named the first quarter 2019 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 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.  

Sandberg has been employed with Superior Essex since June 2015. 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. On the nomination form, where asked, “Why do you believe this employee deserves this award?”, the nominator replied: “Shane deserves this award because he well exceeded the expectations in his previous role of Manufacturing Team Lead and continues to excel in his current role of Manufacturing Supervisor. He consistently has a great attitude and good relationships with employees. He is willing to take on any task and is eager to learn and grow as a leader. He is very good at determining priorities and correctly scheduling the available labor accordingly. Shane is a highly motivated employee who is strongly dedicated to accomplishing company objectives. He is very much a STAR employee.” Several examples of meeting the STAR criteria were provided on the nomination as well.

Tony Szot, plant manager, said, “It is a pleasure to have Shane working for the Hoisington plant. He sets an excellent example for teamwork and positive attitude. Shane is a highly motivated individual who is dedicated to doing a great job and mirrors the qualities of a ‘STAR’ employee. He is a model to all of the team in Hoisington and is very deserving of this award.”