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Brasscraft Manufacturing Co. has awarded, for the first time, the Robert M. Zell Award to two employees: Daniel Hodges, product engineer; and John Yuan, FP&A Supervisor. Both work in the company’s Novi headquarters.
The award was created in honor of the company founder, Robert M. Zell, to recognize employees who epitomize and embrace his vision to deliver the highest quality and innovative products to our customers.
“It is a special award as our colleagues nominate colleagues; and it is colleagues who select the persons to receive the award,” said Rick Mejia, president, Brasscraft Mfg. Co.
Hodges’s peers cited his rapid response to critical issues in product design and development and his willingness to continuously look for improvements in design, manufacturing and processes.
“To be recognized as an innovator with a passion for quality and customer solutions with an award created in honor of a visionary like Robert Zell by my colleagues, whom are at the very top of this industry, is very humbling. I’m honored and overjoyed that my contributions reflect these core values and have meaning and value to Brasscraft Mfg. Co,” said Hodges.
Yuan’s focus on quality and innovation shone through with the development of new tools for the Accounting team. He consistently displays his willingness to step in and assist his team meet their goals and to look for process improvements.
“I’m honored to have been recognized by my peers. It means a lot to me, especially when you realize the tool you designed has made a real difference for multiple functional areas, and I couldn’t have done it without the help and support from such a great team of people here at BMC,” said Yuan.
Winners of the Zell award receive an engraved plaque and a monetary reward.