The success of any company is typically due in large part to the longevity and skill of its people. That’s certainly the case with Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery, which is celebrating a significant milestone in 2015 with the 20-year anniversary of three employees. Mark Navin, Ron Fojtik, and Timm Johnson all launched their careers at Spee-Dee in 1995, and, today hold key leadership positions within the company.
Navin began his career at Spee-Dee as a sales coordinator on August 1, 1995. He attributes his longevity at Spee-Dee to working with great people who share a common whatever-it-takes attitude to getting the job done. “The thing I enjoy most about working at Spee-Dee is helping customers solve their problem by seeing a new project through from start to finish,” Navin said, who is now a strategic account manager.
When it comes anything electrical, Fojtik is the resident expert. Fojtik, who began at Spee-Dee in November 1995, has held a variety of positions, including electrical designer, electrical engineer, electrical engineering manager, engineering manager, director of electrical engineering. Today, Fojtik is the director of electrical engineering/IT manager, and says the thing he enjoys most about working at Spee-Dee is the family atmosphere and customer interaction he partakes in every day.
Johnson’s first day on the job as a national sales manager was on February 5, 1995. In the past 20 years, Johnson has taken great satisfaction in watching the company steadily grow. “We have grown from a little known player in the market to the leader with many Fortune 500 food companies,” said Johnson, now Spee-Dee’s vice president, sales and marketing. “We are well known throughout the packaging industry; we are considered the best at what we do. That has been extremely rewarding.”
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