Mike Benson, one of our hard-working warehouse team members from our Smock Distribution Center, was awarded the Warrior Helmet at our last ceremony. He was given the honor from his fellow teammate, Charlie Klink, who joked by saying that he was giving the helmet to “the second hardest worker in the room.” All jokes aside, Mike Benson is a strong asset to COE, who works hard for the company every single day. We took Mike away from working hard out in the warehouse for few minutes to discuss what this honor has meant to him
Even after work hours, our team members enjoy expanding their knowledge, by getting involved with different opportunities within the community. COE Distributing, along with the leaders, get involved with the community on different levels, including sitting on boards, volunteering, or attending networking events. When that same passion trickles down to the rest of the team members, a company filled with passionate employees is created.
Melissa Dyer, one of our Purchasing team members and Rising Stars has been involved with the Fayette Leaders Academy. We sat down with Melissa to learn more about the program, how it has helped her at COE, and how she has grown because of the opportunity. We also got her feedback on how the Rising Stars program at COE has helped her grow, as well as, her favorite part of our Employee Engagement Partnership with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
What have you learned as a member of the Fayette Leaders Academy?
In our very first session, we had the privilege of welcoming Dr. Emily Dennis as our speaker. We used the DISC Personality Test and Gallup Strengths Assessment to learn about how our strengths can influence our development at work and also how to work with different personalities effectively. In everyday situations at work, I go back to that initial session, and it proves very helpful.