PSNS & IMF Names 2007 Employees of the Year
July 4, 2008 · Updated 10:24 AM
And the winner is in Academy Awards fashion, 152 nominees from Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF) were recognized in front of families, friends and co-workers during a recent ceremony at the Kitsap Conference Center in downtown Bremerton. The event was standing room only with anxious audience members awaiting the final winning announcements.
During the ceremony, the PSNS & IMF Incentive Awards Committee recognized individuals in 13 categories for Employee of the Year, four sailors of the Year and two employees for the Commanders Excellence in Safety Award.
These nominations describe your leadership, your professionalism and your integrity, shared Commander Bruce Deshotel, executive officer, Naval Intermediate Maintenance Facility PACNORWEST. In spite of all the challenges, you quietly model the Navys vision of a highly skilled, powerfully motivated work force for mission success.
Capt. Daniel Peters, commander PSNS & IMF, addressed the audience expressing his gratitude for the nominees and especially for the families who support them at home. He shared how this support allows for these great individuals to come to work and be the best they can be. Peters thanked the nominees for all they have done, stating The teamwork, drive and determination you have displayed during this demanding time for our nation has made this tour for me an absolute great one.
The ceremonys guest speaker, Deputy Chief of Staff for Fleet Maintenance, U.S. Pacific Fleet, William Ryzewic, spoke about the important roles of the work force. Youre down in the tanks, youre in offices and you think you arent making a difference; you sure as heck are, every day. You folks are unbelievable, explained Ryzewic. You are highly skilled artisans, youre brilliant engineers and you are dedicated professionals. You represent the best of the best the best Shipyard in the United States.
In addition to this event, the Seattle Federal Executive Board will recognize the civilian employees selected during their Celebration of Public Service in Seattle May 7.
Following are the individuals recognized for their achievements:
Senior Sailor of the Year for 2007:
ET1(SS) Anthony Augustus (Bangor)
MM1(SW) David Evanger (Everett)
Junior Sailor of the Year for 2007:EM2(SW/AW) Jose Ramirez (Bangor)
HT2(SW) Jason Martinez (Everett)
Commanders Excellence in Safety Awards: Employee Category: John Stieber; Manager Category: Kevin Waterbury
2007 Employees of the Year
Administrative, Clerical, and Support Services: Penny Nielsen
Administrative Managerial/Supervisory (Non-Engineering, Non Trade) (White Collar): Tracy Storey
Engineering Managerial/Supervisory (White Collar): Anthony Start
Trades and Crafts Structural (Non-Supervisory): Alexander Timmerman
Trades and Crafts Mechanical (Non-Supervisory): William Dale Blanger
Trades and Crafts Electrical (Non-Supervisory): Arnold Santiago
Trades and Crafts Service (Non-Supervisory): Juanita Cole
Trades Supervisor (Foreman): James Herdman
Managerial Supervisor Trades/Project (2nd Level or above): Jeff Raymond
Engineering/Professional (Degreed or Equivalent): Patricia Masino
Engineering/Technical: Ray Hall
Outstanding Volunteer Services: