Employee Spotlight: William (Bill) Horvath, VP of Manufacturing

img2-facilites1.      How long have you been at Standby Screw? I have been with Standby for 30 years.

2.      What is your favorite thing about working here? Every day is a challenge; it can sometimes be frustrating, but always rewarding.

3.      If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? Australia; I’ve always wanted to visit “The Outback.”

4.      What do you like to do for fun? Sports, biking, working on vintage cars, traveling, and gardening

5.      If you had one important piece of  “life” advice to give someone, what would it be? Try to stay on an even keel; don’t get too high or too low, and take things in stride.

Employee Spotlight: Dale Eckhart, Acme Lead

unnamed1.      How long have you been at Standby Screw? I have been with Standby for over 24 years.

2.      What is your favorite thing about working here? The challenge to improve jobs to run the best they can (believe it or not).

3.      If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? I would like to take an Alaskan cruise. It looks like it would be scenic and relaxing.

4.      What do you like to do for fun? I enjoy watching or attending baseball, football, and racing events. I also like gambling at casinos.

5.      If you had one important piece of  “life” advice to give someone, what would it be? Set your goals and keep them, or improve on them.

Employee Spotlight: Cory Bert, Packing Lead

unnamed1.      How long have you been at Standby Screw? I have been with Standby for a year and a half.

2.      What is your favorite thing about working here? There’s something new going on every day, which keeps me on my toes and makes for an exciting work day.

3.      If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? Since everyone else likes Australia, I would have to say Sicily. That’s my roots and I love the food.

4.      What do you like to do for fun? I enjoy golf, softball, and hanging out on the lake.

5.      If you had one important piece of  “life” advice to give someone, what would it be? Try your hardest at everything and anything you do in life because you never know when an opportunity might present itself. It’s good to be prepared when that day comes!

Employee Spotlight: Matt Frindt, Manufacturing Engineer

img2-facilites1.      How long have you been at Standby Screw? I have been with Standby for a little over 2 years.

2.      What is your favorite thing about working here? Watching Drew run around trying to gather information for our blog and using new technology like Baxter and Partmaker.

3.      If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? Europe–especially Paris, France, to visit the Louvre and La Chaise Cemetery.

4.      What do you like to do for fun? Travel to see live music and festivals, camping, and spending time outdoors (especially when and where it is warm).

5.      If you had one important piece of  “life” advice to give someone, what would it be? There is always more to learn. Never grow up, keep an open mind, and be teachable. Our purpose in this life is more than the societal norm of “grow up, get a job, etc.” Get out of your comfort zone and go after that purpose!

Employee Spotlight: Jessica Bletsch, Sales

img2-facilites1.      How long have you been at Standby Screw? I have been with Standby for 5 years.

2.      What is your favorite thing about working here? My coworkers. It’s nice to be able to have an enjoyable work environment.

3.      If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? Space. I would love to see how vast and beautiful it is firsthand.

4.      What do you like to do for fun? Spending time with my family and helping homeless animals.

5.      If you had one important piece of  “life” advice to give someone, what would it be? Let the little things go. Relax and enjoy life.

Employee Spotlight: Jim Shields, Manufacturing Engineer

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1.      How long have you been at Standby Screw? I have been with Standby for 21 years.

2.      What is your favorite thing about working here? The opportunity to continue to grow. After 21 years of working here at Standby, there are still areas of manufacturing that I find fascinating and with the attitude of encouragement from ownership on down, I am able to take advantage of many programs available to pursue my interests.

3.      If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? Scotland. I was there once before with my wife– we had a “schedule” to keep but once we got involved with the historical sites and people, we didn’t come close to seeing as much as we intended.

4.      What do you like to do for fun? Spending time with my family and friends. I do enjoy golfing but I don’t get out nearly enough.

5.      If you had one important piece of  “life” advice to give someone, what would it be? Educate yourself at a young age; just make it all relevant.

Employee Spotlight: Steve Parish, Quality Manager

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1.      How long have you been at Standby Screw? I have worked at Standby Screw Machine Products for almost 21 years.

2.      What is your favorite thing about working here? There are diverse and dynamic people that I work with that have truly amazed me over the years.

3.      If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? Europe, especially Italy. I’ve never been there before and there is just something there that draws me to wanting to visit.

4.      What do you like to do for fun? Spending time with my family and raising my children. Volunteering and coaching has been something I also find quite rewarding.

5.      If you had one important piece of  “life” advice to give someone, what would it be? Never underestimate the ability of people, with the right mindset and determination, anything can be accomplished.

Employee Spotlight: Mike Vaigl

1. How lonimageg have you been at Standby Screw?  3 years in March.

2. What is your favorite thing about working here? It is a fast-paced place to work. You will not get bored with nothing to do.

3. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? Tahiti – Warm water, beautiful beaches – your basic tropical paradise. What else do you need to say? Also, the Cenotes of the Riviera Maya. Some of the most beautiful underwater caves to explore in the world.

4. What do you like to do for fun? It used to be Cave SCUBA Diving & Hiking. Now it is taking the kids down to the corner for ice cream.

5. If you had one important piece of “life” advice to give someone, what would it be? You’re never too old to make a life change. If you discover your dreams later in life – go for it.

Employee Spotlight: Russ Rybicki, Director of Asian Operations

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1. How long have you been at Standby Screw? I have been at Standby for a little over 27 years.

2. What is your favorite thing about working here? I like the fact that we are good at what we do, which makes work very satisfying. It is also good to be able to see the end product of your labors as a physical item and to be able to say, ‘I helped make that.’

3. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? I travel everywhere now. I like the idea of being at home better. But if you press me, I would not mind seeing Vienna.

4. What do you like to do for fun? I enjoy spending time with my wife, listening to and making music, reading, and spending time at the lake.

5. If you had one important piece of “life” advice to give someone, what would it be? Learn to write well. The digital age has once again made written communication an important skill. And it covers for a multitude of other faults.