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Employee Spotlight

Employee Spotlight–Meet Josh Murphy

Welcome to Employee Spotlight. For this edition of our Employee Spotlight series, get to know Josh Murphy. “Josh continues to be an integral member of the Smith System Team. Josh’s knowledge and his initiative continue to make him successful at Smith System. He is always looking for a better way to do things and is willing to come in super early and stay super late to entertain people all over the world where he is putting together showroom tours and educating on Smith System products and applications. When not in showroom tours as “Cowboy Josh”, Josh is helping tackle various projects for the sales and marketing teams. He is always willing to go the extra mile to create training videos and presentations. Josh is the type of person that will stop what he is doing at any point to help or answer any questions. It is an honor to have Josh on the Smith System Team.” – Michelle Lessman, Marketing Manager
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Employee Spotlight–Meet John Bridell

Welcome to Employee Spotlight. For this edition of our Employee Spotlight series, get to know John Bridell. “John’s vast industry experience has made him an invaluable resource for our dealers, design partners, and school clients. I’ve enjoyed seeing him build new relationships and then hearing the positive impact his collaborations have on the school community. It’s a pleasure working with John!” –Bill Stoyke, VP of Sales
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Employee Spotlight–Meet Teshome Balkew

Welcome to Employee Spotlight. For this edition of our Employee Spotlight series, get to know Teshome Balkew. “Teshome Balkew has worked for Smith System since May 8, 2012 and was later promoted to production lead. Since day one, Teshome has done an outstanding job. Teshome is a stand out employee that always leads by example. He continues to look for ways to improve 5s and production. I am so thankful that Teshome is part of the Smith System Manufacturing Team.” –Raul Gonzalez, Production Manager
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Employee Spotlight–Meet Jack Johnson

Welcome to Employee Spotlight. For this edition of our Employee Spotlight series, get to know Jack Johnson. “Jack has been an integral part of our PD&L team at Smith System for the last five years. His hands-on approach and ability to lead our Product Engineering team is what allows us to launch new product twice a year. The skills he possesses are invaluable allowing us to rapid prototype and turn around requests for product modifications in a matter of days. In addition, his infectious sense of humor adds to making Smith System a great place to work." – Randy Kastalanych, Vice President of Operations. Discover what Jack does at Smith System, what he likes most about his job and what he enjoys doing outside of Smith System.
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Employee Spotlight–Meet Lauren Weinheimer

Welcome to Employee Spotlight. For this edition of our Employee Spotlight series, get to know Lauren Weinheimer. “Lauren Weinheimer has been with Smith System for 3 ½ years and has done a phenomenal job during her time here. Lauren always strives to improve and grow in her role and was recently promoted to Senior Account Coordinator. Lauren takes fantastic care of her clients, and she supports our less tenured team members throughout the day. Lauren always goes above and beyond to make things right for our clients, and she truly cares about giving her all each and every day. Lauren is a task master; she has an internal clock and is very self-motivated, which drives her to success. I’m so glad Lauren is a part of the team!” –Andrea Nodorft, Manager, Account Services. Discover how Smith System has impacted Lauren's life, her favorite part of the day and her favorite restaurant.
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Employee Spotlight–Meet Chalew Mekuria

Welcome to Employee Spotlight. For this edition of our Employee Spotlight series, get to know Chalew Mekuria. “Chalew started working on the Smith System Team in July 2016 and has been an integral part of the Smith System production team since April 2019. Chalew is productivity oriented and uses both consistency and persistence to prevail over the rigorous daily challenges the top production lines present. Chalew has a stern supervision style, however his defining quality is humility; it is truly an honor to work with him.” – Doug Lewis, VP of Manufacturing. Discover the most challenging aspect of Chalew’s job, his favorite vacation spot, and why he chooses to be a member of the Smith System team. 
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Employee Spotlight–Meet Jesus Anorve-Garcia

Have you ever wondered who works on and fixes the machinery at Smith System? Well, meet Jesus. He has been working at Smith System for the past eight years. Lately, Jesus has been assembling and moving our production lines from Plano to the new facility. He is one of the only people who knows how all of the machinery at Smith System works.
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