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SQ Employee News: March 2024

Date: March 29, 2024

20th Edition - March 2024

Focusing in on Vision Health

Ensuring the wellness of your vision is paramount! Numerous factors can influence or impact your eye health. Prioritizing your overall well-being can significantly mitigate the risks of conditions that may jeopardize your eyesight. Embracing a nutritious diet and an active lifestyle are instrumental in fostering a healthy existence, thereby reducing the likelihood of ailments like diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, which can adversely affect vision.

Moreover, safeguarding your eyes physically is equally crucial. Wearing sunglasses with 99 to 100 percent UVA and UVB radiation protection shields your eyes from the harmful effects of the sun. Additionally, safety glasses and goggles serve as formidable barriers against foreign objects and dust, particularly vital in work settings. However, it is also encouraged to wear safety glasses and goggles while playing sports and during home maintenance including construction or demolition.
Keeping your eyes clean by washing your hands before handling your eyes or contact lenses promotes optimal vision. Furthermore, incorporating breaks to rest your eyes is highly recommended. Simply redirecting your gaze to a point approximately 20 feet away for 20 seconds can provide much-needed respite.

In the pursuit of healthy eyesight, let’s not overlook the importance of these proactive measures. Remember, safeguarding your vision today ensures clarity and vitality for tomorrow.

Employee Spotlight: Steve Jump

Meet Steve Jump, a seasoned professional with a vibrant personality. At 57 years young, Steve’s been happily married to his best friend, Linda, for over 25 years. Steve is a proud father of three daughters and grandfather to three adorable kiddos, though he admits he does not get to see them as much as he would like – he cherishes every moment spent together.
As a US Navy veteran, Steve’s diverse background includes serving as an electrician and data systems tech. His love for technology began in high school, where he learned to program computers, and it has been a passion ever since. An avid reader since childhood, Steve’s relaxation and stress relief come from spending time in his home woodshop, and crafting projects that friends and family cannot get enough of. When he is not working in the woodshop, Steve enjoys tinkering with projects around the house.

In the professional realm, Steve fosters a relaxed family-like atmosphere at work, emphasizing teamwork among team members. He believes in making the workplace enjoyable for everyone and discovered early on that a simple “please” and “thank you” go a long way.

Before joining Stratosphere, Steve spent 15 years in the automotive parts manufacturing industry. His roles included being a material handler, operating power equipment for a Tube Mill, and supervising production teams. Steve’s diverse experience also extends to quality control, where he measured and gauged parts, adjusted and repaired gauges, and even trained to operate and program a CMM.

Stratosphere caught Steve’s eye when a recruiter reached out after he posted his resume on Indeed. Impressed by what he found online, Steve joined the Stratosphere family, bringing his enthusiasm for daily interactions with customers and team members. Designing and setting up sorts, being creative with sorting processes, and embracing innovative technological advancements at Stratosphere are sources of joy for Steve.

Away from the office, Steve loves the opportunity to travel to new areas and work sites. He is also enthusiastic about training new team members, whether they are QI’s, Team Leads, or Project Supervisors. Steve’s advice? Never shy away from asking questions, and pay close attention to training until you are comfortable with the task at hand.

There is more to Steve than just his professional side. He wants everyone to know that it is okay to disagree and still be friends. Embracing diversity of thought, belief, and feeling is what makes the world an incredible place, according to Steve. So, let us celebrate our differences and make the journey together unforgettable! Cheers to Steve Jump!

Recipes

Do you have a favorite recipe from your childhood, a recipe for a dish that everyone wants you to bring to a pitch in, or maybe a favorite from online? We would love for you to share your special recipes with us!

Send them in to sqnewsletter@stratospherequality.com 


Easy Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake Recipe

Best Easy Carrot Cake Recipe – How To Make Carrot Cake (inspiredtaste.com)

10 and 15 Year Anniversaries

10-Year Service Awards

David Ferguson – Greensburg Production

15-Year Service Awards

Kyle Coffinger – Executives
Ian Doll – Outside Sales
Scott Hellman – Recruiting
Jerry Hunter Jr – Outside Sales
Andrea Mayfield – Project Support
Anthony Ritchie – Lexington Staff
Charles Ungetheim – Operation
Kurt Wagoner – Outside Sales
Amy Zimmerman – Ops Training
Kevin Colbert – Info Systems
Shamay Theobald – Human Resources
Carlton Hardaway – Detroit Staff
Lynne Kelley – Marketing
Eugenia Cupps – Honda Marysville Production
Kimberly Elliot – Honda Marysville Production
Barbara Gilliland – Dayton Production
Charlotte Langston – Indiana Staff
Alvin Walker – Honda Marysville Production
Geraldine Wick – Honda Marysville Production
Tasha Bayne – Duncan Staff
Felicia Broomfield – St. Joseph Staff
James Stillson Jr. – Indiana Staff
Donald Torrence – Indiana Staff
Rebecca Feltner – Human Resources
Margie Love – St. Joseph Production
Theresa Adams – St. Joseph Production
Peggy Hunter – St. Joseph Production

 

5 Year Anniversaries

Richard Hahn – Indianapolis Staff
Amy Alonzo – Illinois/Wisconsin Production
Benjamin Carter – Field Services Production
Robin Gabriel – Field Services Production
Karan Malhotra – Toronto Staff

1 Year Anniversaries

Chrystal Allred – Dayton Production
Sean Belew – Tennessee Production
Rebecca Brown – Field Services Production
Cheryl Curtiss – Mississippi Production
Oscar Duran-Chavez – Alabama Production
Rachel Moore – Creek Production
Kanesha Parker – Alabama Production
Perryn Brown – Indianapolis Production
Ciara Blanchard – Mississippi Production
Jerome Huff – Alabama Production
Adam Moulton – Lexington Production
Lisa Oakes – Sidney Production
Michael Payne – Georgia Production
Preston Philpot – Greensburg Production
Tonya Polk-Cobos – Texas Production
Marisela Sanchez – Alabama Production
Kevin Winzy – Mississippi Production
Tristan Cooley – Indianapolis Production
Calvin Lowery – South Carolina Production
Shaylee Hoover – Indianapolis Production
Gavin Chorrushi – Indianapolis Production
Yussel Garcia Hernandez – Sidney Production
Scarlett Mccoy – Battle Creek Production
Alisa Hattaway – Alabama Production
Aaron Howe – Lincolnton Production
James Vereb – Arizona Production
Christy Williams – Alabama Production
Benjamin Castro – Arizona Staff
Michael Myers – Marysville Production
Jamall Johnson – Northern California Production
Cole Ortman – Greensburg Production
Amy Hutchins – Alabama Production
Matthew Martus – Chrysler Detroit Production
Steven Torres – Georgia Production

Pets of the Month

We would love to see your pet, send in a picture and description to sqnewsletter@stratospherequality.com

Loki

Introducing Loki, the mischievous paper towel aficionado! This little troublemaker can't resist the allure of unraveling rolls perched on the counter. When he's not wreaking havoc with zoomies, Loki enjoys assisting Mom at work and playfully teasing his sister. His toy hall of fame includes a squirrel on a string, Mom's feet, and of course, any nearby notebooks. Loki: your one-stop shop for chaos and charm! Pet Owner: Adrien Hall (Customer Service)

Promotions

Congrats to our employees who were promoted!

QI to TL: 7
QI to PS: 1
TL to PS: 6
TL to Internal Account Representative: 1
PS to PM: 2
Purchase Order Analyst to Purchase Order Coordinator: 1


Andre Zinn (Project Supervisor → Project Manager)
Raven Stewart (Quality Inspector → Project Supervisor)
JoAnna Scott (Quality Inspector → Team Leader)
Christopher Stuard (Quality Inspector → Team Leader)
Ruben Moran (Team Leader → Project Supervisor)
Colton Russell (Team Leader → Project Supervisor)
Jamey Gibbs (Team Leader → Project Supervisor)
Shazia Shah-Toledo (Team Leader → Project Supervisor)
Tyrese White (Team Leader → Project Supervisor)
Jason Lee (Quality Inspector → Team Leader)
Roberta Thacker (Quality Inspector → Team Leader)
Matthew Smith (Quality Inspector → Team Leader)
Zachary Greczyn  (Project Supervisor → Project Manager Honda Marysville to Honda Sidney)
Megan Kage  (Team Leader → Internal Account Representative)
Tabatha Chapman (Quality Inspector → Team Leader)
Megan Moore (Team Leader → Project Supervisor)
Evin Schick  (Quality Inspector → Team Leader)
Lacey Ellis  (Purchase Order Analyst → Purchase Order Coordinator)

Faces of SQ

If you would like to see your team highlighted, send a picture to sqnewsletter@stratospherequality.com

**Please be mindful not to capture any customer names, customer employees, or parts in your pictures.  

Celebrating Our Employees

We're thrilled to announce our TMP - G Honda Excellence Award winners: Mary Forsyth, Destiny Nelson, Moniquea Brown, Hannah Godsey, and Natalie Watkins! These outstanding individuals were selected by Honda for their remarkable contributions. In recognition of their stellar performance, Honda honored the top 4 associates who exemplify values such as: Dependability, Positive Attitude, Flexibility, and Follow-through. They've truly embodied what it means to be exceptional representation! Congratulations to our winners! They each received a certificate of appreciation and a gift card from Honda as a token of gratitude. Keep shining bright!

Contact Us

Have a question or need help? Here are the best ways to contact various departments within Stratosphere Quality.

Human Resources
877-224-8584 *Dial 5
hr@stratospherequality.com

Benefits
877-224-8584 * Dial 4
benefits@stratospherequality.com

Payroll
877-224-8584 *Dial 3
payroll@stratospherequality.com

IT Help Desk
317-288-3116
itrequests@stratospherequality.com

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