Office Employee of the Month – September 2016

Office Employee of the Month – September 2016
Sep 28, 2016

Tim Hurd

Just about anyone can do what is asked of them. Tim Hurd, of the safety, quality, and continuous improvement (CI) team at Western Window Systems, takes the initiative to do more.

“Tim jumps in and does things that were not asked of him,” says human resources director Rob Robichaud. “When he sees an opportunity to own a new responsibility, that’s exactly what he does.”

In the last several months Hurd, who began his career with the company in 2013, has taken on more tasks while not missing a beat in executing his regular responsibilities. One of these was learning the regulations of the Department of Transportation, in which Hurd helped to create new partnerships with the department as well as the community.

“He practices teamwork in everything he does,” says Robichaud. “He makes us look good and never takes any credit for it.”

Robichaud adds that Hurd takes feedback well and understands how to move and adjust to various situations but is no pushover.

“He doesn’t shy away from confrontation. He knows where to draw the line and always treats others with respect and integrity.”

Congratulations to Tim Hurd, Western Window Systems’ office employee of the month for September.

Learn more about Tim Hurd by reading his Q&A:

Where are you from?
Carpinteria, California.

What song best sums you up?
“You’ve Got a Friend” by Carole King.

What is your favorite sport to watch or play?
Football (Arizona Cardinals).

What are your hobbies?
Hiking and backpacking.

Who do you look up to or admire?
My dad.

Where do you most want to travel but have never been?
Australia (Great Barrier Reef).

If money were no object, what would you do all day?
Live in Santa Barbara and surf every day.

What is your favorite family recipe?
Mom’s lasagna.

What’s your favorite movie?
Young Frankenstein.

What is your biggest success up until now.
Raising three of the most wonderful children in the world who care about their friends.

What’s your favorite part of working at Western Window Systems?
Being able to help the company grow by taking on the added responsibilities required to maintain compliance.

What is one fact about yourself that almost no one knows?
My work in the military involved tracking Scud missiles during the Gulf War and drug traffickers in Colombia.