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SQROCS WINNERS DECEMBER 2020

SQRocs Winners

Congratulations, Winners

Please join us in congratulating the December 2020 winners of our SQRocs program. The program is designed to provide the opportunity to feature employees who have gone above and beyond in delivering services to our clients and in supporting their team. SQRocs stands for

Stratosphere Quality Recognizes Outstanding Contributions and Solutions.

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North Region - United States

  • Tara Durham, Michigan

Central Region - United States

  • Alma Delgadillo, Illinois
  • Adrian Hall, Illinois
  • Paul Leffelman, Illinois
  • Karen Haase, Indiana
  • Kevin Ream, Indiana
  • Michelle Seitzinger, Indiana
  • Becky Feltner, Ohio
  • Sasha Cataldo, Ohio
  • Taylor Fisher, Ohio
  • Mike Wolfe, Ohio
  • Jason Hamilton, Ohio
  • Anna Clem, Ohio
  • Cheryl Alltop, Ohio
  • Margaret Carroll, Ohio
  • Bethany Bolling, Ohio
  • Dessire Harp, Ohio
  • Barbara Adams, Ohio
  • Twyla Carter, Ohio
  • Sundae Stegal, Ohio
  • Benito Gomez, Ohio
  • Shane Rangos, Ohio
  • Katlin Cantrell, Ohio
  • Matthew Moore, Ohio
  • Rick Wilson, Indiana
  • Willard Hughes, Ohio
  • Jimmy Hicks, Ohio
  • Marjory Jones, Ohio
  • Robin Skinner, Indiana
  • Lisa Dibisceglie, Indiana
  • Linda Scruggs, Indiana

South Region - United States

  • Megan Isbell, Alabama
  • Christine Davis, North Carolina
  • Anthony Ervin, Alabama
  • Jacquelin Meadows, Alabama
  • Kristen Jones, Alabama
  • Markel Alexander, Texas
  • Jamaal Moore, Texas
  • Donna Steveson, Tennessee

SQROCS WINNERS NOVEMBER 2020

SQRocs Winners

Congratulations, Winners

Please join us in congratulating the November 2020 winners of our SQRocs program. The program is designed to provide the opportunity to feature employees who have gone above and beyond in delivering services to our clients and in supporting their team. SQRocs stands for

Stratosphere Quality Recognizes Outstanding Contributions and Solutions.

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North Region - United States

  • Dave Arver, Indiana

Central Region - United States

  • William Richards, Ohio
  • Autum Kramer, Ohio

South Region - United States

  • Patricia Reeves, Alabama
  • Bradley Sutton, Alabama
  • Courtney Bowling, Alabama
  • Mary Beth Buchanan, South Carolina
  • Suzie Mascari, Alabama
  • Jesse Fuson, Alabama
SQRocs Congrats

SQROCS WINNERS OCTOBER 2020

SQRocs Winners

Congratulations, Winners

Please join us in congratulating the October 2020 winners of our SQRocs program. The program is designed to provide the opportunity to feature employees who have gone above and beyond in delivering services to our clients and in supporting their team. SQRocs stands for

Stratosphere Quality Recognizes Outstanding Contributions and Solutions.

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North Region - United States

  • Tom Moses, Michigan
  • Dietrich Steffens, Michigan

Central Region - United States

  • Heather Rhodes, Ohio
  • Cathy Smith, Missouri
  • Joseph Luth, Indiana

South Region - United States

  • Pamela Dotson, Mississippi
  • Rochelle Brown, Mississippi
SQRocs Congrats

SQROCS WINNERS SEPTEMBER 2020

Stratosphere Quality SQRocs Winners

Congratulations to Our Winners

Please join us in congratulating the September 2020 winners of our SQRocs program. The program is designed to provide opportunity to feature employees who have gone above and beyond in delivering services to our clients and in supporting their team. SQRocs stands for 

Stratosphere Quality Recognizes Outstanding Contributions and Solutions.

Stratosphere Quality SQRocs Winners

North Region - United States

  • Cecilia Maldonado, Michigan
  • Cheryl Meade, Michigan
  • Trisha Bowser, Michigan

Canada

  • Debbie Crawford
  • Abjhiraj Gour
  • Sharon MacMillian
  • Alex Okopney
  • Christy DiClemente

South Region - United States

  • Warner Carter, South Carolina
  • Deborah Harris, South Carolina
  • Jessica Henderson Christopher, South Carolina
  • Randy Holloway, Tennessee
  • Chiquita Kirkland, Alabama
  • Eric Lanpher, Tennessee
  • D’Vonte Newbill, Tennessee
  • Yoly Reigan, South Carolina
  • Stephen Russell, Tennessee
  • Loria Zientek, Alabama

Central Region - United States

  • Kevin Cox, Indiana
  • Stacey Goff, Indiana
  • Matthew Higginbotham, Kentucky
  • Geoffrey Kruger, Indiana
  • Darcy Lemons, Kentucky
  • Keith McManus, Indiana
  • Adam Peat, Indiana
  • Bill Preston, Kentucky
  • Jennifer Romandine, Indiana
  • Bruce Sales, Indiana
  • Donald Torrence, Indiana
  • Clayton Williams, Indiana
  • Meisha Young, Ohio
  • Donna Stephenson, Indiana
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SQROCS WINNERS

SQRocs Winners

Please Join Us In Congratulating Recent SQROCS Winners!

Stratosphere Quality proudly recognizes employees who go above and beyond in delivering exceptional customer service and demonstrating excellence in performance and teamwork.

This program is created to encourage increased quality in performance and provides an immediate way to award outstanding work! SQROCS stands for Stratosphere Quality Recognizes Outstanding Contributions and Solutions, and we are proud to announce winners each month.

Managers and supervisors have the opportunity to see first-hand when employees are performing beyond expectations, supporting their team, gaining customer trust and providing quality of service that supports our mission and thus nominate winners each month.

SQRocs Winners

June

Mark Albahrani, Indiana
Randall Harrington, Indiana
Gary Fisher, Indiana
Demetria Griffin, Indiana
Sara Harris, Indiana
Carrie Foor, Indiana
Dale Sharp, Indiana
Eric Sipe, Indiana
Kameron Caldwell, Indiana
Kevin Caldwell, Indiana
Amanda Perkins, South Carolina
Maxwell Davis, South Carolina
Adella Eckinger, Alabama

July

Jessica Christopher (Henderson), South Carolina
Jilletta Marshall, South Carolina
Dolres Moore, Michigan
Jennifer Romandine, Indiana
Keith McManus, Indiana
Donavan Bell, Indiana
Sierra Raney, Indiana
Dylan Johnson, Indiana
Charles Riggs, Indiana
Paul Francis, Indiana
Erle Patterson, Indiana
Michael Sager, Tennessee
Don McCarty, Tennessee
Amber Smith, Tennessee
Mary Scott, Alabama
Kari Bolden, Michigan
Christine Davis, Tennessee
Debra Hancock, Tennessee
Locke Davis, North Carolina
Robin Woods, Indiana
Debra Hancock, Tennessee

August

Travis Christopher, Georgia
Rachel Wint, Ohio
Josh Lightle, Ohio
Jake Barber, Ohio
David Wick, Ohio
Jerry Royal, Indiana
Kim Kimpf, Indiana
Jessica Stinson, Indiana
Dan Douglas, Indiana
Daniel Balliet, Alabama
Angela Baskette, South Carolina
Tammy Daniels, Indiana
Betty Jarman, Ohio
Amanda Hawk, Ohio
Charles Werner, Alabama
Jeremy Pilkington, Alabama

SQRocs Congrats

Project Quality Improvement Recognition

Stratosphere Quality’s core existence is to help its customers improve their product quality. As a result, we are pleased to recognize employees for going above and beyond.

From 2015 to 2019, Stratosphere Quality recognized employees who exhibited quality improvement characteristics to improve customer products and processes. Starting in 2020, we’ve developed new recognition programs, SQRocs and the Presidents Club for employee recognition.

Learn more about these great programs on our Stratosphere Quality Careers page, and see our list of SQRocs winners!

Previous Winners

We continue to recognize winners of our previous recognition program, ‘Project Quality Improvement Recognition’ and congratulate our past recipients of this award.

2019
January: Tara Burk, Alabama
February: Solomon Kifleiesus, Canada
March: Kyle Green, Kansas City
April: Alex Okopney, Canada
May: Wyatt Kingrey, Ohio
June: John MacDonald, Canada
July: Ashleigh Cameron, North Carolina
August: James Supler, Indiana
September: Brandon Holdren, Ohio
October: Becky Moon, OH
November: Gloria Garcia, Indiana
December: Tina Angle, Georgia; Andrew Tipton, Tennessee

2018
January: Nick Hairrell, Illinois
February: Rodney Bryson, Alabama
March: Edna McKellop, Ohio
April: Manouchehr Ghazinejad, Toronto
May: Pam Carpenter, Ohio
June: Indiana Price, Indiana
July: Julie Bair, Marysville
August: Traci Campbell, West Michigan
September: Della Goodwin, Greensburg
October: Haden Early, Marysville
November: Cody Crum, Northern California
December: Cathy Romie, Indiana
2018 Annual Winner: Nick Hairrell, Belvidere

2017
January: Owen Kaplan, Canada
February: George Rose
March: David Plessinger, Indiana
April: Paula Godsey, Indiana
May: Shawn Hendrickson and Natalie Boysel, Ohio
June: Julie Bair, Ohio
July: Farjad Dezfouli, Canada
August: Jared Klaeysen, Ohio
September: Dan McCauley, Toronto
October: Justin Robinson, Toronto
November: Jeff Killinger, Indiana
December: Zach Murphy, Ohio

2016
January: Hartford Murdoch, Canada
February: Sandy Wood, Michigan
March: Payam Firoozi, Canada
April: Juan Brooks, Ohio
May: Michelle Davis, Ohio
June: Ali Hanif, Canada
July: Jim Pilatz, Indiana
August: Cathy Moore, Indiana
September: Matt Corman, Kentucky
October: Joe Stein & Sid Patel, Ohio
November: ​Liviu Prundeanu, Canada
December: George Rose, Kentucky

2015
January: Kim Kempf, Western Indiana
February: David Phillips, Mansfield, OH
March: Joshua Warren, West Tennessee
April: Jared Klaeyson, Northern Ohio
May: Payam Firoozi, Canada
June: Cody Crum, Ohio
July: Nathaniel Arnold, Indiana
August: Harold Pettigrew, Indiana
September: Henry Pawlak, Illinois/Wisconsin
October: Cynthia Shaw, Indiana
November: Payam Firoozi, Canada
December: Don Reed, Indiana

Stratosphere Quality Receives Honda Indirect Procurement Suppliers Award

Fishers, Indiana, June 21, 2019 – Stratosphere Quality was selected as one of 22 Honda suppliers that provide indirect products and services to its manufacturing plants in North America, to receive the prestigious Honda Indirect Procurement Suppliers Award. Stratosphere Quality accepted the award at the annual Honda Indirect Procurement Supplier Conference held at the Bridgewater Banquet and Conference Center in Powell, Ohio.

Kyle Coffinger, Senior Vice President of Business Development for Stratosphere Quality, accepted the award at the annual conference. “To say this is an honor is an understatement. This award for performance excellence directly ties to our mission and culture. One that is dedicated to delivering the highest standard of quality. Our employees deserve all the recognition for this accomplishment. Their dedication and drive to deliver above and beyond, day in and day out, is what sets us apart. To be chosen from a large pool of suppliers is an incredible achievement.”

Award-winning suppliers were selected for achievements in the categories of Special Recognition, Outstanding Value and Performance Excellence, as well as the Supplier of the Year during a ceremony. Stratosphere Quality was selected from the more than 2,200 suppliers that provide equipment, products, and services to Honda manufacturing plants and corporate functions across North America.

“Our suppliers and business partners make us a stronger company, helping us realize innovation and advancement, by delivering the benefits the marketplace has to offer,” said Monica Oliverio, department manager of the North American Indirect Procurement Department at Honda of America Mfg., Inc. “This complementary and valued relationship is an important part of our mutual success.”

Indirect purchasing for business and manufacturing operations in North America totaled nearly $2.3 billion for the calendar year 2018.

About Stratosphere Quality
Stratosphere Quality, founded in 2009, is a leading global provider of quality assurance and outsourcing solutions, including sorting and inspection services, to manufacturers of parts and components in the automotive, medical device, electronics, home appliance, and recreational vehicle industries. Headquartered just northeast of Indianapolis, Indiana, Stratosphere Quality has a geographic reach of US states, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and China. www.stratospherequality.com

60th Anniversary of Honda in America
Honda marked its 60th anniversary in America on June 11, 2019, and will reach 40 years of production in America in Sept. 2019. Honda established its first U.S. business operation in Los Angeles, Calif., in 1959. Today, Honda employs more than 31,000 associates in the development, manufacturing, sales and servicing of Honda and Acura automobiles, Honda power equipment and powersports products, the HondaJet advanced light jet and GE Honda HF120 turbofan engines.
Based on its longstanding commitment to “build products close to the customer,” Honda operates 12 major manufacturing facilities in America, working with more than 600 suppliers in the region to produce roughly 4 million products annually for customers locally and globally. In 2018, almost two-thirds of the Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were produced in America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.
Honda also operates 14 major research and development centers in the U.S. with the capacity to fully design, develop and engineer many of the products Honda produces in America, including Honda and Acura automobiles, Honda side-by-side vehicles and power equipment, as well as the HondaJet.

Stratosphere Quality to Exhibit at Southern Automotive Conference

The Southern Automotive Conference (SAC) is back and better than ever. Stratosphere Quality will be exhibiting at the conference for the ninth consecutive year. Joseph Mertz (TN Account Manager) and Johnny Elder (GA Account Manager) will be attending and will be spearheading an exciting raffle for booth visitors. The conference will take place from September 25-27, 2019 in Nashville, TN, and the host representatives are expecting their biggest turnout yet. Come see us at booth 228. #SAC2019

Stratosphere Quality Receives FCA US Supplier of the Year Award

Fishers, IN, December 4, 2017 – Tom Gray, CEO of Stratosphere Quality, announced today that Stratosphere Quality has been chosen to receive the FCA US 2017 Supplier of the Year Award for logistics services. The award is given to the top companies in various business categories that exemplify excellence in safety, quality, cost, logistics, delivery, and management.

“To be awarded this honor from FCA US is really an affirmation of the great work, dedication, and focus of our incredible employees for providing superior service and quality to the manufacturing industry. We are grateful for our strong partnership with FCA US and will continue to work diligently on exceeding the expectations of our clients,” said Gray.

“We have experienced tremendous growth including team and geographic expansion, which in turn allows us to be even more responsive to our clients. Our goal is to be as accessible to our clients whenever and wherever they need us. To be recognized by FCA US is an honor. An award like this continues to drive our company to exceed expectations,” states Gray.

About Stratosphere Quality
Stratosphere Quality, founded in 2009, is a leading global provider of quality assurance and outsourcing solutions, including sorting and inspection services, to manufacturers of parts and components in the automotive, medical device, electronics, home appliance and recreational vehicle industries. Headquartered just northeast of Indianapolis, Indiana, Stratosphere Quality has a geographic reach of US states, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and China. www.stratospherequality.com

About FCA US LLC
FCA US LLC is a North American automaker with a new name and a long history. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, FCA US is a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA US designs, engineers, manufactures and sells vehicles under the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brands, as well as the SRT performance vehicle designation. The company also distributes Alfa Romeo vehicles and Mopar products. FCA US is building upon the historic foundations of Chrysler, the innovative American automaker first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925; and Fiat, founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli.
FCA, the seventh-largest automaker in the world based on total annual vehicle sales, is an international automotive group. FCA is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FCAU” and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario under the symbol “FCA.”

Stratosphere Quality Named to Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies List Five Consecutive Years

Fishers, IN 46037, August 16, 2017 — Stratosphere Quality CEO Tom Gray announced Stratosphere Quality has been named to the 2017 Inc. 5000 list for the fifth consecutive year. The five-year distinction places Stratosphere Quality in the Inc. Honor Roll among a very select group to also achieve this recognition. The Inc. 5000 list is a prestigious and reputable annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America.

“It is incredibly rewarding to receive this distinction five years in a row. I believe our team is the best in the industry. Their dedication and commitment to providing our customers with innovative solutions with the highest level of service is the vital contributor to our ongoing growth. We provide our services to over 2,500 manufacturers across the globe, all of whom are dedicated to finding and implementing solutions that improve their manufacturing supply chain,” Gray said. “We continue to grow and lead our industry in new technologies, geographic reach, standardized processes, and operational excellence.”

As a global provider of quality assurance and quality control solutions to manufacturers in the United States, Canada, Mexico and China, Stratosphere Quality grew revenue 51% between 2013 and 2016, generating annual revenues exceeding $121 million. This outstanding performance earned Stratosphere Quality their fifth-year ranking—and continues to compound through precise management and focus on expansion.

In July 2017, management announced the acquisition of Stratosphere Quality by Sojitz Corporation (65%) and Green Tec (35%). The acquisition provides an even greater opportunity to support the global supply chain with industry-leading services. The Sojitz and Green Tec acquisition provides incredibly strong financial backing along with an immediate increased base in the automotive industry.

View our ranking: https://www.inc.com/profile/stratosphere-quality

About Stratosphere Quality
Stratosphere Quality, founded in 2009, is a major global provider of quality assurance and outsourcing solutions, including sorting and inspection services, to manufacturers of parts and components in the automotive, medical device, electronics, home appliance and recreational vehicle industries. Headquartered just northeast of Indianapolis, Indiana, Stratosphere Quality has a geographic reach of 22 US states, Canada, Mexico, and China. www.stratospherequality.com

About Inc. 5000
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Inc. received Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

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Shamay Theobald
stheobald@stratospherequality.com
(317) 578-1455