Shop Employee of the Month (Day Shift) – April 2017

Shop Employee of the Month (Day Shift) – April 2017
Dec 31, 1969

Juan Chavez

No challenge seems too big for Juan Chavez. In fact, Juan goes around looking for new challenges.

Maybe that’s why his manager in the Series 900 Hinged Door department, Jason Wengert, refers to him as “the one and only number Juan.”

Let’s let Wengert elaborate: “In order to improve averages and add value to the team, a person needs to be willing to take on new challenges, such as run the CNC, install hardware, develop diversity on the team, and diversify his product knowledge.”

That’s a pretty good summation of Juan, who as Series 900 lead also enjoys strategizing ways to improve and bouncing ideas off of management.

Juan, who started with the company in July 2014, also is a darn good partner.

“No matter how difficult the constraints, he understands to push forward and not lose focus or temperament as a lead,” Wengert says. “And he strives to compel others to stay on a positive path.”

One time, Juan stayed behind after his shift to meet daily production standards. And, Wengert says, he did it alone.

“No matter how heavy the schedule or pressure I put on him,” Wengert says, “he strategizes ways to complete the impossible — on time and correct the first time.”

Congratulations to Juan Chavez, Western Window Systems’ day shop employee of the month for April.

Learn more about Juan Chavez by reading his Q&A:

Where are you from?

What song best sums you up?
“More Bounce” by Snoop Dogg

What is your favorite sport to watch or play?

What are your hobbies?
My hobbies are to draw and work on cars.

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

Where do you most want to travel but have never been?
New York.

If money were no object, what would you do all day?
Help others who are less fortunate than me!

What is your favorite family recipe?
My wife’s chicken noodle soup.

What is your favorite movie?
Batman vs. Superman.

What is your biggest success up until now?
Being able to provide for my family and become team lead.

What’s your favorite part of working at Western Window Systems?
Working with a bunch of awesome people.

What is one fact about you that almost no one knows?
That I am scared to fly! I’ve never gotten on a plane.