Taking on a new role at work can be difficult, but when Corey Holland stepped in to head up Western Window Systems’ saw department while its team leader was out, he made it look easy.
“Corey has the ability to lead without authority,” says Dean Seger, vice president of manufacturing for Western Window Systems. “He shows respect to everyone he works with while providing direction and encouragement.”
Metal manager Tom Foster adds that Holland, who joined Western Window Systems in August 2013, is able to accomplish goals with minimal direction, and that he’s made the workflow process smoother by organizing carts and paperwork.
“I can always count on him to finish the job,” Foster says, “no matter how long it takes.”
Holland also gets praise for understanding expectations before he gets started on a task, and then delivering results in a professional manner.
“One of the traits of a good leader is that they jump in and help others,” says Seger. “Corey does this on a daily basis with our fantastic saw team.”
Congratulations to Corey Holland, Western Window Systems’ shop employee of the month for January.
Learn more about Corey Holland by reading his Q&A below:
Where did you grow up?
Do you have any pets?
Yes, two dogs.
Do you play any sports?
Yes, football and basketball. I also like swimming and bowling.
What is your favorite hobby?
Spending time with my family and fixing things.
Who do you look up to/admire?
My older brother.
What is your favorite quote?
“Whatever the mind of a man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill
Where do you like to vacation?
Wherever there’s a lake or an ocean.
What is your favorite sport and/or team?
What’s your favorite food?
Pizza and chicken and shrimp pasta.
What’s your favorite movie?
Money Talks, Shooter, and Harlem Nights.
What’s your favorite thing about working at Western?
I enjoy experiencing this company’s growth as well as working with others who share a common goal of getting the job done right.