Ball Aerospace Honors 26 Employees for their Excellence
March 26, 2018
BOULDER, Colo., March 26, 2018 — Ball Aerospace has recognized 26 employees for outstanding contributions to the business and its customers in the areas of administration and leadership, engineering, program management, technical support and strategic services. The Ball Excellence Awards are presented annually to employees who are selected by their peers.
“The Ball Aerospace Excellence awards celebrate the best part of our company – our people,” said Rob Strain, president of Ball Aerospace. “Their commitment and passion for the work that we do advances our momentum and contributes significantly to our customers’ missions.”
This year’s award winners comprise the following recipients.
Administrative Award for excellence in maintaining daily operations:
Engineering Awards for excellence in engineering:
John Bowlick III, Chris Caldwell, Stefan Griebel, Rob Hohne, Steve Karcher, Carl Marvin, Emily McAnally, Mark McNally, Ashley Morris, David Ruppel, Cameron Stutheit and Greg Thanavaro
Management Award for exemplary leadership, communications and interpersonal skills:
Strategic Services Awards for work in non-engineering or technical role:
Michelle Badger, John Kirar and Diane O’Connell
Program Management Awards for excellence in leading program teams to meet cost and schedule requirements, achieving challenging technical performance requirements, demonstrating exceptional people leadership skills and establishing solid and positive relationships with customers.
Jeff Hollender, Matt Tysler and Lynne Vettel
Technical Support Awards for excellence in turning ideas into products and meeting Ball’s commitments to its customers:
Michelle Foster, William Hess, Kevin Kerk and Steve Vallejo
Follett Award for continuous outstanding contributions in an engineering technical field. This award is named for Bill Follett, a remarkably gifted engineer from the early days of Ball Brothers Research Corporation who always demonstrated a common-sense approach to programs.
Gabe Award for outstanding professional efforts to enhance competitiveness while producing an exemplary body of work and personifying the best of Ball. This award is named for R.H. “Gabe” Gablehouse, president of Ball Aerospace from 1974-78 and 1980-85.
Ball Aerospace pioneers discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely.Go Beyond with Ball.® For more information, visit www.ball.com/aerospace or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.
About Ball Corporation
Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, food and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 18,300 people worldwide and reported 2017 net sales of $11 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.
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