If you give our October STRIVEr a GoPro, chances are you’re going to get a lot of b-roll footage. And that’s okay, because the footage successfully documented our time at the 2022 Farm Progress Show and made for a few really good TikToks. Here’s how Jacob DeLay, flow control and electronics technician exceeded expectations and earned the October STRIVEr honor.
With little review and guidance, our September STRIVEr took the lead to make sure our logistics division was handling claims issues. Heidi Smith, carrier development manager, exceeded expectations by not only tackling those pending claims but took the time to develop a procedure that we use today. Read Heidi’s nomination that earned her the September STRIVEr award.
We’ve all been there: trying to catch a business before it closes. That’s exactly the story for a couple of our drivers last month. When they found out they couldn’t pick up their truck by closing time, they called on our August STRIVEr to help them out. By setting the bar higher and valuing collaboration, over-the-road driver Marty Watts didn’t hesitate to help them out.
Summer is always a busy time between vacations and county fairs. July was just that with the feed department. With many team members out, our July STRIVEr set the bar higher by learning a new position. Read more on how Shauna Gerlieb, feed ingredients customer service representative, took home the July honors.
While we recognize a new STRIVEr each month, this month’s hits just a little different. Our June STRIVEr is more than deserving of the honor not just for her efforts in her last month at Stutsman’s but for continuing to make a difference throughout her 52-year career here. Congratulations to Mary Escher, AR/AP manager for earning the June 2022 STRIVEr and her retirement! Read her nomination below.
Being out on the open road comes with the joy of seeing some beautiful sites but the miles also put some wear-and-tear on equipment. While out on the road, our May STRIVEr valued collaboration and exceeded expectations by helping out some fellow drivers. Read how Marty Watts instilled authenticity and took home the monthly STRIVEr honor.
The hustle and bustle that this time of year brings can be pretty hectic yet exciting. It also puts efficiency at the forefront, not just for our team but our customers as well. When our April STRIVEr was delivering product to a customer, he recognized an opportunity to save our customer time. Jim Walters, delivery driver, valued collaboration which earned him this month’s STRIVEr honor.
Our March STRIVErs had the company’s well-being in mind when they took the initiative to unload a damaged trailer, even if it meant staying late. Knowing the weather forecast, feed warehouse crew member, Lane Jensen and warehouse supervisor, Danny Sutton assessed the situation and took the lead to prevent feed products from potentially getting wet. Read Lane and Danny’s nomination below.
Our February STRIVEr’s quick trip to Cedar Rapids on a Friday evening ensured our customer was able to fulfill an order on a deadline. Brittanie Oolman, wholesale hose and valve customer service, exemplified what it means to serve our customers for success by exceeding expectations which earned her the February STRIVEr honor. Read Brittanie’s nomination below.
Going the extra mile, or a few extra miles to help a stranded driver is how Brian Weeber earned the January STRIVEr award. He not only took the lead to get the truck towed but also exceeded expectations by going to get the driver late one night to get him back home and out of the freezing cold. Read the nomination below on how our truck shop foreman set the bar higher in January.