Broadcasting industry executive Donald McGannon said, “Leadership is an action, not a position.” Adnan Bevrnja of Western Window Systems’ shipping team practices this insight regularly. By inspiring and motivating others to achieve a shared vision, he takes responsibility and sets an example of excellence.
“He comes in every day with the drive to do nothing short of the best for the shipping department,” says production manager Chris Allgood. “He sets up the trucks, gets the tools and paperwork ready for the guys on the floor. He’ll do what’s necessary to get the job done on time — including putting on gloves and helping to rearrange trailers and containers.”
Since starting with the company in February, Bevrnja has implemented new communication procedures that have increased accuracy for his department. In addition, he calculated weight on the axels for trailers that were overweight. This ensured that product was distributed correctly and backorders prevented.
On the core value of partnership, Bevrnja is always ready to lend a hand.
“He coaches those around him to be better,” says Allgood. “And he’s strengthened relationships between our carriers and inside sales to make the customer experience even better.”
Congratulations to Adnan Bevrnja, Western Window Systems’ shop employee of the month for September.
Learn more about Adnan Bevrnja by reading his Q&A:
Where are you from?
What song best sums you up?
“Ja Nisam Luzer (I’m Not a Loser)” by Djordje Balasevic.
What is your favorite sport to watch or play?
Basketball and soccer.
What are your hobbies?
Playing soccer and hiking.
Who do you look up to or admire?
My father and Nikola Tesla.
Where do you most want to travel but have never been?
If money were no object, what would you do all day?
Have a small garden and chill there all day.
What is your favorite family recipe?
My wife’s pita.
What’s your favorite movie?
What is your biggest success up until now.
Being married to my beautiful wife.
What’s your favorite part of working at Western Window Systems?
Working with the people in the shipping tower.
What is one fact about yourself that almost no one knows?
I don’t like the iPhone, but Hollywood [freight manager Mike Flores] convinced me to switch from Samsung to the iPhone.