Month: December 2019

Melissa Dyer,  one of our Purchasing Agents was chosen by Jimmy Guseman, from the warehouse, to receive the warrior helmet next, calling out the teamwork that she showcases every day.

This is truly an amazing Christmas gift for Melissa, who is a die-hard Penguin’s fan and loves work just as much! She even used the helmet for the Elf on the Shelf for her kids!

Fun Fact:

 Melissa is a HUGE hockey fan and her love for hockey was a large part in how our Penguins Engagement Partnership began.

What does winning the warrior helmet mean to you?

Winning the warrior helmet means so much to me! I am happy to be chosen by a coworker – that means I’m making a positive impact at COE.

What did you or what do you look for when it comes to choosing the next recipient?

I already know who I am choosing and the reason is that this person is the best team player and is always willing to help in any way possible!

How has COE helped you to get where you are?

COE has offered so many great opportunities to me and I am blessed to be a part of an amazing company! I am thankful for each and every opportunity.

What goals do you want to achieve and how can COE help get you there?

I want to continue to grow in this company and I am sure that COE will continue to offer all the tools necessary to do so.

What is your favorite part of our employee engagement programs at COE and why?

Honestly, I love the warrior helmet and what it represents. To have the chance to receive it absolutely made my day. All of the engagement programs are phenomenal!

What are you most excited for when it comes to our Penguin partnership?

All of it! I am looking forward to January for the book club and I’m so excited to read The Power of Moments.

What COE value do you think you’re the strongest in and why?

Jimmy mentioned teamwork as he was handing off the warrior helmet. I feel that I am a team player, I am always willing to help out in any way that I can.

Karlton Dennis, another 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, Mike Benson, who said that he sees all the dedication that Karlton puts into getting the job done right every day. We had Karlton explain to us what this honor has meant to him, and how COE has helped him get to where he is today!

Fun Fact:

Karlton is a talented artist, and loves to draw in his free time.

What does winning the warrior helmet mean to you?

The Warrior Helmet program is an awesome thing to be a part of, and it shows that my co-workers do pay attention to all of the hard work that I put in every day.

What did you or what do you look for when it comes to choosing the next recipient?

When it comes to choosing the new recipient, I look for someone who works hard and someone that is a team player.

How has COE helped you to get where you are?

COE has provided me the opportunity to have a career and not just a job. Because of COE, I am able to provide financially for my family.

What goals do you want to achieve and how can COE help get you there?

My goals for myself would be to keep working harder and harder every day, and eventually to move up in the workplace.

What is your favorite part of our employee engagement programs at COE and why?

My favorite part of the employee engagement programs at COE is the Start, Stop, Continue Surveys that we participate in quarterly. These surveys give us team members an opportunity to provide our thoughts and ideas for the company, to not only help COE grow, but all of us grow as well.

What are you most excited for when it comes to our Penguin partnership?

I like that we get chances to win tickets to the games and that we are able to have co-branded merchandise, that showcase both our logo and the Pens logo together.

What COE value do you think you’re the strongest in and why?

I believe that teamwork is a big one for me because helping others will get the job done faster and more efficiently. Also, by helping others, you can teach people new things.