NOVI, Mich., Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- BrassCraft Manufacturing, the leading manufacturer of plumbing and flow control products used in new construction and the repair/remodel markets, today announced it has awarded the 2014 Robert M. Zell Award to the company's Senior Buyer in its supply chain team, Melanie Hanaway. Created in honor of company founder, Robert M. Zell, the designation recognizes individuals who thrive within the spirit that Zell originally founded the company on: "The Spirit of Quality and Innovation."
"The Robert M. Zell Award is all about the spirit and the passion people have for their work, for the company and for their teammates," said Mark Labadie, Vice President, Information Systems. "In 2014, many worthy candidates were considered for this prestigious award. Many of the nominations were for collaborative efforts between sales support staff and our operations facilities in support of our growth opportunities. The selection committee had a difficult time choosing this years' winner, but when the process was complete, Melanie was ultimately selected. She is a worthy recipient of this recognition."
Hanaway's nominations cited her organizational skills and innovation in the workplace and that she is a role model for others by way of a positive, can-do attitude. Her nominations also mentioned that, "She is a reliable source for honest, insightful information and unbiased feedback to her colleagues. She also makes recommendations or decisions by coupling her solid understanding of this business with data driven information and research, bringing credibility to her area of responsibility and to the organization as a whole." BrassCraft wants to recognize Melanie both for her tangible contributions to the organization, as well as for the professional qualities that she represents in being a positive, proactive team member who embraces challenges and change.
Honorable mention goes to runner-up Michael Latt, BrassCraft Corona and also to Pat Franklin and Michael Norwood, BrassCraft Novi; Leslie Rengheiser, BrassCraft Cobra; and Mark Oldani, BrassCraft Brownstown.
For more information about BrassCraft Manufacturing, visit www.brasscraft.com.
BrassCraft Manufacturing Company, a Masco company, is a leading manufacturer of plumbing and flow control products used in the new construction and repair/remodel markets. Founded in 1946, plumbing professionals have trusted BrassCraft® products for nearly 70 years. BrassCraft Manufacturing is headquartered in Novi, Michigan and has manufacturing facilities in the U.S.
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