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Culture of Respect

The foundation of Jabil’s Respect. Recognize. Reward. program is built on a respectful work environment where everyone is empowered to contribute to the success of the company. The program’s goal is to discover, highlight and share employees’ superior performance and their commitment to helping others.

Employee recognition has always been an integral part of Jabil’s culture and, following our belief in empowerment, each site designed its local recognition program to fit its unique culture. When the Respect. Recognize. Reward. program was developed in 2010, it was critical that sites continue to run its local programs while at the same time, giving them the ability to submit exceptional employees for global recognition. This structure has resulted in hundreds of Jabil employees, from all departments, locations and functions, to be recognized and celebrated each quarter. Employees’ actions and results vary, but their contributions all support Jabil’s Guiding Principles.

Employee Recogniton

Danielle’s All-Encompassing Journey to Being Heart Healthy

Danielle Szostak

Organizational Effectiveness Manager
St. Petersburg Corporate

A few years ago, Organizational Effectiveness Manager Danielle Szostak was on the outside looking in when the Warrior Dash, Mud Run, and Boot Camp phenomena swept across the nation. This new brand of fitness challenged conventional methods by infusing new techniques, equipment, and team-driven obstacle course races.

“I was seeing it all over social media,” said Danielle. “I thought to myself, if everyone else is doing it, why can’t I?”

She hasn’t looked back since.

Danielle’s coworkers encouraged her to participate in the Camp Gladiator Boot Camp offered by Jabil. The intense nature of the workouts taught her to fight her body’s natural resistance to new exercises and routines. “It was tough, but seeing my coworker’s efforts inspired me to fight through the struggle,” said Danielle.

It was ultimately a multitude of factors that lead to her transformation, but Jabil’s partnership with the American Heart Association helped change her view on health and fitness. To keep her motivated, she participated in a variety Lunch & Learns on healthy eating and being active at work.

“I strongly believe that being part of an organization that embraces and promotes this lifestyle directly correlates to a more productive, creative and engaged workforce,” said Danielle.

Another aspect of Jabil’s involvement with the American Heart Association embraced by Danielle is their educational outreach in the Tampa Bay community which brings awareness to the importance of heart health. Additionally, she recently became the first participant to complete the Jabil Cares Virtual 5K race designed to raise funds for heart research.

Danielle is continuing to challenge herself and defining what she once thought was impossible. In the future she hopes to complete a 10-mile run and reduce her 5K time to 8 minutes/mile. Danielle jokes, “This should keep me busy for awhile.”

Employee Recognition Profiles

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Abraham Pulido

Materials Supervisor

Guadalajara

Andre Barros

Logistics Supervisor

Manaus

Andrea De Rosa

Industrial Engineering Project Manager

Marcianise

Andrés Martínez Flores

Warehouse Supervisor

Guadalajara (Nypro)

Andrew Wong

Netweaver Administrator

St. Petersburg Corporate

Andy Potter

Test Engineer

Livingston

Angela Smoke

Quality Assurance Supervisor

Asheville (Nypro)

Anita Pallagi

Human Resources Generalist

Tiszaujvaros

Armando Morales

Automation Technician

Baja (Nypro Healthcare)

Bjorn Nyqvist

Environmental, Health & Safety Coordinator

Venray

Cherry Peng

Global Supply Chain Analyst

Huangpu

Cleber Filho

Test Engineering Analyst

Belo Horizonte

Danielle Szostak

Organizational Effectiveness Manager

St. Petersburg Corporate

Edgar Lerma

Test Engineer

Chihuahua

Elliad Granger

Business Unit Manager

St. Petersburg Corporate

Eszti Zupko

Buyer

Tiszaujvaros

Greg Johnson

Senior Automation Design Engineer

Chicago (Nypro)

Harrison Riggs

Buyer

Memphis

Huali Wang

EHS Engineer

Chengdu

Hunker Wang

Quality Supervisor

Chengdu

István Pásti

Material Handler

Szombathely

Ivan Morozov

Production Planner

Tver

Joanna Brojek

Buyer

Kwidzyn

Joe Chiarella

Buyer

Poughkeepsie

Jolanta Czajkowska

Rework Operator

Kwidzyn

Julie Overstreet

EHS Engineer

Mebane (Nypro)

Ken Bao

Senior Warehouse Supervisor

Huangpu

Kenny Ramirez

IT Support Technician

St. Petersburg Corporate

Khu Chee Sing

Materials Quotation Specialist

Penang

Kobe Chen

Design Engineer

Shanghai

Kris Brekke

Quality Engineer

San Jose

Levi Szálkai

Industrial Engineer

Tiszaújváros

Lim Teng Leng

Senior Quality Technician

Singapore

Luigi Sampogna

New Product Introduction Project Supervisor

Marcianise

Mark Butler

Senior Manager of Maintenance & Facilities

Nypro

May Lin

Materials Planner

Taichung

Monica Peredo Sanchez

Services Coordinator

Guadalajara

Monika Florek

Operator

Bray (Nypro)

Natalie Burrell

Human Resources

St. Petersburg Corporate

Ngan Thi Tuyet Vo

Production Group Leader

Ho Chi Minh City

Olga Oleksienko

Buyer

Uzhgorod

Qingguo Zhong

Production Group Leader

Shenzhen Plastic

Santosh Haral

Security Supervisor

Pune

Sarah Crudo

Senior Buyer

St. Petersburg Plant

Shivaji Yadav

Human Resources

Pune

Valiant Zeng

Senior Production Line Manager

Huangpu

Wang Lin Hsieh

Automation Design Engineer

Changhua Automation

William Strickland

Process Engineer

Auburn Hills

Xiaodong Dai

Assembly Line Supervisor

Wuxi Tooling

YeePei Ng

Test Engineer

Penang

Zhongyin Zuo

Operator

Wuxi

Ziana Niekmat

Material Systems Analyst

Penang