Shop Employee of the Month (Day Shift) – February 2017

Shop Employee of the Month (Day Shift) – February 2017
Feb 17, 2017

Daniel Thompson

When it’s quitting time in the middle of a big move, but the work isn’t done and deadlines loom, sometimes it’s necessary to roll up the sleeves and push through till the end.

That’s when a company needs employees like Daniel Thompson, who works in the panels department. Daniel stuck it out when the company was wrestling with the computerized numerical controller (CNC) system in the new Western Window Systems shop.

“Daniel put in extra hours — sometimes 20 hours a day — with ‘Team CNC’ to dial in the programming so we were able to produce parts,” says panels manager Josh Stegall.

Dialing it in meant bringing ideas to the table to improve the process and complete it as efficiently as possible. And Daniel did it all with a positive mental attitude.

“He never has a bad thing to say,” Stegall says.

Daniel also helped train others, all while keeping quality control at the forefront.

“He accepts no defects and always works with the customer in mind,” Stegall says. “Daniel always helps find solutions and is a great coach when it comes to training.”

Congratulations to Daniel Thompson, Western Window Systems’ day shop employee of the month for February.

Learn more about Daniel Thompson by reading his Q&A:

Where are you from?
Tempe

What song best sums you up?
“Red Solo Cup” by Toby Keith

What is your favorite sport?
Baseball

What are your hobbies?
Collecting T-shirt from bars around the country.

Who do you look up to or admire?
My dad.

Where do you most want to travel but have never been?
Ireland.

If money were no object, what would you do all day?
Travel across the continental United States.

What is your favorite family recipe?
Grandma’s mac and cheese.

What is your favorite movie?
Stepbrothers

What is your biggest success up until now?
Working nearly 10 years with the same company

What’s your favorite part of working at Western Window Systems?
The culture and the people.

What is one fact about you that almost no one knows?
I’m the youngest of nine children from the same parents.