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Awards Presented to Process Systems & Laboratory Departments

Recently two of our product departments were recognized by vendors in their area.


From left: Emily Echola, Timon Cooney, Jerry Lippert, Diane Sutton, Jerry R. Henry, and Alan Baierl.

Nelson-Jameson’s Process Systems Department received the 2013 Outstanding Sales and Marketing Achievements Award from Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics for work with their sanitary coupler product line.

Accepting the award (from left to right): Emily Echola, N-J Process Systems Department Manager; Timon Cooney, Saint- Gobain District Sales Manager; Jerry Lippert, N-J President; Diane Sutton, N-J Process Systems Product Manager; Jerry R. Henry, Saint-Gobain National Sales Manager-Process Systems; Alan Baierl, N-J Assistant Process Systems Product Manager.

Also in the Process Systems Department, not pictured: Alan Piller, Al Rasmussen, Bob Oertel, Ed Rhodes, J.R. Banks and Traci Burkart.

Lab Team Photo

From left: Josh Sabo, Mathew Bartkowiak, Ph.D., Jenni Yetter, Steve Zdun, Fritz Buss, Kelly Zirbel, Lori Deiler, and Cathy Laube.

Thermo Scientific Orion awarded Nelson-Jameson’s Laboratory Department with an Outstanding Distribution Partner Award.

The department won the award based on the following criteria:

  • Top 5 Year Over Year Sales Performance as measure by low net ranking for dollar and percentage growth.
  • Participation in Sales and/or Marketing Programs.
  • Active collaboration and partnership throughout the year to drive revenue and improve customer experience.

With the award (from left to right): Josh Sabo, Department Assistant Manager; Mathew Bartkowiak, Ph.D., Department Manager; Jenni Yetter, Product Administrator; Steve Zdun, Service Technician; Fritz Buss, Technical Director; Kelly Zirbel, Product Administrator; Lori Deiler, Buyer; and Cathy Laube, Product Manager.

Congratulations to our product management teams!

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A Long, Strange Trip It’s Been…

1z3j0jvKm5CzkEfYjI5TKfvARvKTHPhUtf8njoG9QAZWHwy8A year or so ago, I was sitting comfortably in a classroom proctoring an exam. Freshly tenured, a few books and articles written, and now an associate professor in the humanities, I should have been feeling pretty content. My former Ph.D. student self would have thought so…yet, my mind was wandering. As students filled out their exams on film history, I couldn’t help but ponder what necessary standards potentially were used for the bottled iced coffee with milk beverage that I was drinking that evening. How was the milk procured? What did their facility look like where they brought these ingredients all together? Did they monitor temperature during transport? Was it properly handled when it was shelved at the convenience store? How had pH levels been monitored throughout the process?

Yes, this would just seem like neurosis to many; however, there was something more going on…The past five years I had been doing research and writing for Nelson-Jameson on the side, in the hopes of filling in some economic gaps left by my then current position. Over the course of those several years, my research heavily focused on food safety and quality control/assurance. Far from neurosis, the clouds parted that night when I realized I was staring into the face of a passion that had developed (no, not an appreciation of iced coffee), the want to help provide a safe, quality food supply.

I suppose slowly, the research methodologies and patterns of critical thought/engagement I was so comfortable with in my work at the university, seeped into pursuing this topic. Yet, I had never seen this path coming. So when I had the opportunity afforded to me to continue on this trail as a manager of the Laboratory Products area, I jumped on it.

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