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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

Volunteerism Drives Kris’ Connection to the Community

Kris Brekke

Quality Engineer
San Jose

As a Quality Engineer at Jabil’s San Jose site, Kris Brekke is responsible for New Product Introduction and Advanced Quality Planning. His role helps ensure that Jabil adheres to its strict quality standards by identifying potential issues early in the design and development process thus minimizing risk and increasing customer satisfaction. While Kris is passionate about the site’s cutting-edge manufacturing capabilities, he relishes the opportunities Jabil provides to give back to the community.

“I feel connected to San Jose,” said Kris. “Even though its a city of roughly one million people, there is still a strong sense of local community throughout area — youth sports, town parades and festivals really evoke a small town feel.”

Outside of Jabil, Kris is heavily involved in supporting his children’s interest in competitive baseball by helping coach their Little League team. When not on the field, he explores the great outdoors through his passion for biking and riding dual sport motor bikes. “Being able to spend time with my family means a lot to me,” added Kris. “We enjoy camping and fishing in the High Sierra Mountains on the California/Nevada border.”

Additionally, he’s an active member of the American Society for Quality through sharing his knowledge and expertise in statistics and reliability. During the holidays, Kris and his wife support the local Sons of Norway Lutefisk dinner to honor and celebrate his Norwegian heritage.

In the future, he hopes to travel to Norway, the Land of the Midnight Sun to visit distant relatives and learn more about the history of his family name which stems from the region.

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