In any business, in any industry, you’re only as good as the people you employ. Likewise, a company filled with happy, productive employees for whom growth and success are assured is more likely to grow and succeed.
In an Forbes article on the importance of retaining employees, the author states that “the value derived from new talent is only realized if the talent can be retained long enough to tap its treasures.” She goes on to state that companies that focus more on acquiring new talent than on keeping their existing employees fulfilled share the same problems: “high turnover, low commitment, and job-hopping”, which is ultimately a problem.
At Pentaflex, we recognize the importance of our team members, as well as the many reasons why we want them to stick around. We also realize how important employee morale is for the entirety of our business, and for our customers. We focus on keeping an environment of happy employees who care about what they do, and we believe our clients directly see the results of this.
We have several dedicated employees who have recently been promoted, as a result of their hard work and dedication.
Kirk Smith has been promoted from his position as Quality Director to Director of Manufacturing. In his new role, Kirk will be responsible for all production activities, from receiving and shipping material through scheduling and product manufacturing. Kirk will be instrumental in driving our metrics for continuous improvement and problem solving using the 6 Sigma and Lean disciplines.
Phil Dafforn has been promoted from Purchasing Manager to Materials Manager, adding responsibility for production parts planning as well as purchasing.
In other moves, Kiley Hatfield has moved into customer service, while Eric Hubbard has moved to shipping and receiving.
We’d like to personally thank them—and all members of the Pentaflex team—for their dedication, and congratulate them on their new roles.