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.
For William Strickland, his days as a United States Marine and now member of the Michigan Air National Guard taught him the value of strong leadership and serving selflessly to others. As a Process Engineer at Jabil’s Auburn Hills site for the past six years, William sees a strong correlation between the values of honor, courage and commitment he learned while serving in the Marines and Jabil.
As an engineer, he supports product launches, designs and develops special tools, conducts root cause analysis and drives corrective actions. “I enjoy making improvements and breaking away from normal procedures that help drive positive change,” said William. “I am always looking to rise above standard expectations.”
William’s hardworking approach and tenacity is evident by his ambitions to increase his role and responsibilities at Jabil. “Ultimately, I will not be satisfied until I’m in a Director or Vice President position,” said William. “I value improving myself through learning and development to benefit the company.”
William also has a passion for improving his community and helping others.
On weekends, you’ll find him coaching Little League baseball instilling leadership and teamwork qualities in today’s youth. He also serves as a Board Member to the Lake Orion Youth Baseball League.
Additionally, William and his squadron members volunteer with Habitat for Humanity to help build houses for families in need. He also participates in a variety of cause-oriented races, and cares for members of the military community in need of assistance.
In the future, he hopes to travel to the island of Tahiti in the southern Pacific Ocean to enjoy the picturesque clear blue water and white sand beaches. He also has desires to visit Europe to see distant relatives in Scotland and explore ancient Rome.
Whether at Jabil or in the community, William’s exemplary leadership and passion for helping others shines through.