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First Coast Manufacturers Association 2017 Excellence Awards

First Coast Manufacturers Association 2017 Excellence Awards

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J-6 Sunday, October 15, 2017 · THE TIMES-UNION 2017 FCMA EXCELLENCE AWARDS AULD & WHITE CONSTRUCTORS, LLC Continued from Page 5 Kevin Raulerson Kevin completed Carpentry Apprentice School through Northeast Florida Builders Association in 2014. Apprenticeship through NEFBA involves working full time during the day and going to school two nights per week. It takes a lot of hard work and determination to get through the school while working a full-time job. Upon graduation from apprenticeship, Kevin was promoted to Carpenter. He has subsequently been promoted to Lead Carpenter, and most recently to Supervisor. Kevin has continued his education by completing the Supervisor Training Program through AGC, and most recently he completed Front Line Supervisor training through FCMA. He has learned from his leadership classes and is able to translate that into results in the field. BAE SYSTEMS SOUTHEAST SHIPYARDS BAE is part of the BAE Systems Ship Repair sector and is a leading U.S. non-nuclear ship repair, modernization and conversion company strategically located in close proximity to NS Mayport and East Coast shipping lanes. They are a full-service facility that provides ship repair and new construction services to U.S. government owned vessels, commercial vessels and mega-yachts. While having state-of-the-art capabilities, it is the skill, experience and dedication of its exceptional employees providing unparalleled service that establishes them as a world class shipyard. Mike Harmon Mike Harmon is an outstanding Crane & Rigging Supervisor of BAE Ship repair; he displays excellent communication skills and has worked with utmost dedication. He is highly involved with employee training and evaluations. His leadership and being an advocate for safety has proven beneficial for the growth of BAE organization. Kevin Reynolds Kevin retired as a Chief Petty Officer after 24 years’ service in the U.S. Navy. Kevin came to work for BAE Jacksonville Ship Repair in July of 2013 and made an instant impact in the safety culture. Kevin works as a Safety Technician, monitoring safety on major repair activities and is a “go to” trusted source. BBVA COMPASS BBVA Compass is a 150-year-old banking institution located in more than 30 countries. The company is known for bringing international resources with a local feel to its clients. Teresa Rutland As an executive assistant to the region’s CEO, Teresa is tasked with a multitude of requests that vary from day to day. Where she impacts our client base in the broadest sense is her unparalleled skill at coordinating all of the behind-the-scenes work that goes into pulling off successful large events or initiatives where the bank is looking to make a positive and impactful presentation to clients and prospects. Our larger type client events generally require coordination among multiple lines of business and stakeholders to pull off. Teresa makes this look easy and helps the bank shine in the best way possible. BEAVER STREET FISHERIES, INC. As a local 60-year old company, Beaver Street Fisheries, Inc. is a leading importer, manufacturer, and distributor of quality frozen seafood from the United States and around the globe. Dianna Brashear Dianna has improved numerous HR business processes to include employee onboarding, training, recruitment, and hiring processes. She continually provides superior service and support to the over 400 employees at BSF and is constantly relied upon to provide in-depth analysis and problem solving techniques in the HR department. Angel Grimes Angel has improved the various vendor management online portals to levels never reached before. Angel’s attention to detail and professional work efforts have allowed BSF to reach 100-percent accuracy on reporting systems related to Vendor and Facilities compliance. Paul Haddad Paul is currently working as a Transportation Analyst in the Logistics department for BSF. He coordinates the effective movement of over 3,000 container loads of product around the country. Prior to being promoted to this position, Paul worked as a warehouseman and was responsible for managing movement and storage of over $30 million of inventory. Dennis Kah Dennis is being recognized for his superior efforts surpassing the 50 pounds per labor hour of Meat Room production. This is a monumental achievement for Dennis and his team of 12 Meat Room production employees, whom he manages. Dennis is directly responsible for BSF reaching 650,000 pounds of annual Meat Room output. Jordan Martin Jordan has superb production output as he manages his warehouse receiving team to properly store and account for over $30 million of seafood inventory. He constantly drives his team to excellence and higher efficiencies by leveraging technological resources and his keen leadership abilities. Byron Mervis Byron supervisors box production activities to support over $25 million worth of sales at levels above all established Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). His magnificent passion and devotion to excellence allows BSF to remain a leader in the seafood industry. He is committed to superior results in everything he does. Maureen O’Loughlin Maureen is being recognized for her neverfailing efforts to ensure operational performance for Logistics, Warehousing, Inventory, and Production, remains at exceptional levels. Her work has been a key reason for the elimination of waste, and reduction of redundancy BEAVER STREET FISHERIES, inc. continues on Page 7

BEAver STREET FISHERIES, inc. Continued from Page 6 Maureen O’Loughlin BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS TIRE OPERATIONS in the departments she supports and influences. The Jacksonville Bridgestone Distribution Center began operations in June of 2008. With a capacity of 1.3 million tires, ranging from passenger and light truck to commercial truck tires and agricultural use tires, this center supplies tires and automotive parts to Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama and part of Virginia. Lawrence Cooper Lawrence “Coop” Cooper exhibits extreme dedication in his role as second shift supervisor. Coop is a team player who continues to go beyond the call of duty. He strategically manages his workload for accomplishing the challenges of his shift while positioning the first shift for success the following day. Brian Whitt In his capacity as the First Shift Supervisor, Brian has been extremely successful in managing the teammates as well as the dayto-day operations. Brian possesses the ability to think strategically and is a dedicated team player. These characteristics partnered with his strong work ethic are key elements in the Bridgestone Jacksonville Distribution Center’s continued success. CARLISLE INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGIES Carlisle manufactures wire, cables, connectors and wire assemblies for the aerospace and other market. We have 12 manufacturing locations across the globe and sell to both domestic and international markets. Mark Pardue Team Award This team set out to significantly reduce waste related to leftover raw material and decrease downtime associated with changeovers for tape-wrapping. The team developed a two-phase plan and saved a projected annual cost of $223,245.03. The project has been a major success! COASTAL INDUSTRIES Coastal Shower Doors was founded in 1972 with the mission to create the industry’s finest bath and shower enclosures right here in Jacksonville. Robbie Dedrick Robbie has taken a declining shower door market for Coastal and turned it around with a 40-percent increase in sales this year alone. He has taken ownership of this market segment and defined his role in the company by helping to design new, exciting products, ensuring unsurpassed sourcing and distribution and increasing communication between the factory and our distributors. GEORGIA-PACIFIC CORPORATION Georgia-Pacific’s Palatka Pulp and Paper is part of the company’s Consumer Products Group. The Palatka Mill operates two kraft paper machines, three machines manufacturing paper for bath tissue and paper towels, and a number of converting operations, producing finished paper products ready for customers. The GP Palatka Mill employs approximately 900 people and has been a key economic contributor in Putnam, Clay and St. Johns counties since it began operation in 1947. BJ Carpenter As a maintenance department mechanic, BJ Carpenter maintains the hydrapulper, where wood pulp bales are stripped of their bailing wires and moved to a large blender before going to a paper machine and manufactured into products. Recent changes in mill operation required that the hydrapulper be pressed into service on a 24/7 basis, rather than two or three days per week. BJ’s knowledge and skills allowed him to develop a preventative maintenance 2017 FCMA EXCELLENCE AWARDS Carlisle Interconnect Technologies Team Award: From left: Danny Brown, Allen Schaffer, William Willett, Ray Tezack. Left: Mark Pardue program to ensure the hydrapulper and associated equipment remained reliable under the new, higher-production demands. His efforts contributed directly to the mill’s continued operation during a shift in raw material supply processes. Ellen Wilkinson Ellen is a pioneer in combining safety advocacy with workplace efficiency. In addition to the routine demands of her job, Ellen has been a leader in our Safety Advocate organization. She took the initiative to audit all lockout procedures and permits for all of the mill’s tissue paper machines. She also worked to review lockout procedures with the senior leader to identify gaps between maintenance and production departments that can prolong downtime. By helping her teammates improve their knowledge and understanding, she is helping create the injury-free workplace we strive for. Wade Dallas Wade is a true safety leader. He envisions, develops, and manufactures innovative tools and systems that make our powerhouse work environment safer. He signifi- GEORGIA-PACIFIC CORPORATION continues on Page 10 J-7 THE TIMES-UNION · Sunday, October 15, 2017