Web Administrator / Thursday, December 20, 2018 / Categories: Holiday We Wish You a Merry Christmas! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, which means WireMasters recently hosted our annual Christmas party for the WireMasters team. This is a time of fellowship with our coworkers that are more like family, when we gather over a potluck feast and hold our WireMasters awards ceremony. We are truly blessed to work for such a generous and giving company that allows time for camaraderie and acknowledgment of outstanding performance! In the awards portion of our program, employees are recognized for their exemplary work ethic and unparalleled performance that helped the company’s growth and success over the past year. This brings an exciting atmosphere to our Christmas program. Nominated by fellow employees, the 2018 Employee of the Year Award went to HR Manager, Randy Short (Photo on the left). Nominations for this award were made by submitting 3 to 4 sentences about the nominee and why they are worthy to be considered for the award. Randy received rave reviews and proved why he truly deserved the honor. Randy is now a WireMasters honored retiree, as his last day was December 11, 2018. Employees also voted on two Extraordinary Service Awards, one from within the sales department and one from our warehouse. This year’s recipients were Sales Support, Kristie Hargrove, and Respooling/Pulling Supervisor, Darrell Brady (Photo on the right). Both individuals are always eager to help and knowledgeable on the tasks at hand. They truly go above and beyond for their WireMasters team. Nominations were based on the criteria of contributions to WireMasters operational and sales success that goes beyond what is usual, ordinary, or regular. Recipients display an extraordinary work ethic, possess unquestionable integrity, have earned the respect of their peers and demonstrate excellence in service to our customers and teammates. The sales awards always bring anticipation to the program. Justin West was the recipient of our top sales award, The Eagle, while John Thomason received The Hawk award for most shipping dollars from new customers(Photo below with John and Justin). Account Executive, Rafe Horton, received the Sales Rookie of the Year award putting up some great numbers in his first year! Also winning a Rookie of the Year award was warehouse associate, Tristen Sprague, for his phenomenal performance in his first year (Photo of Rafe and Tristan below on the right). Each WireMasters location also awarded a site MVP- Austin Hockett (Mesa), Ruben Gutierrez (Queretaro), Jacob Pacheco (Grapevine), Lisa Patterson (Rhode Island), and Alfonso Avila (Mexicali). Several of our employees also received tenure awards for their service at WireMasters, including 5-Year, 10-Year, and 15-Year Service Awards. We had two special long tenure anniversaries recognized with Plant Maintenance Manager, Jerry Faulkner, receiving his 25-Year Service Award, and Senior Sales Executive, Jeff Wood, receiving his 20-Year Service Award. What incredible milestones to recognize! See below for pictures of all our award winners. Thank you to everyone who made 2018 such a successful year of exponential growth for WireMasters! A friendly reminder that in honor of the Christmas season, we will be closed December 24th through the 25th and will reopen December 26th. We will also be closed December 31st through January 1st in honor of New Years and will reopen January 2nd. We appreciate your cooperation during our holiday hours. With 30 years of gratitude, we wish you the merriest of all holiday seasons and a world of best wishes! Merry Christmas from our family to yours! 25-Year Service Award 5-Year Service Award 10-Year Service Award 15-Year Service Award 20-Year Service Award Previous Article WireMasters Announces Randy Short's Retirement Next Article HAI Heli-Expo Kicks off WireMasters Trade Show Season Print 1079 Rate this article: 5.0 Please login or register to post comments.