Team Fishel’s newest video, “Pride in Partnership”, highlights a major long-term underground electric installation project in Virginia. But the story is really much bigger! It’s about providing comprehensive service from engineering through construction, consistent High Performance and collaboration with a great Customer. It’s a story about true partnership. Check out “Pride in Partnership”, on Vimeo or YouTube to learn more. You’ll see immediately why Team Fishel is the Best Choice for Utility Engineering, Construction, Installation and Maintenance.
Just before the holiday season kicked in last November, six High Performance Teammates participated in the Arizona Top Operator Competition in Phoenix. Representing Team Fishel were Ryan Haley, Enrique Garcia, Nicholas Marshall, Osvaldo Lincon-Munoz, Melchor Betances, and Brian South. Hosted by construction equipment dealer Flaska JCB, the event tested contestants’ heavy equipment operating skills to the limit! The challenges ranged from picking up a golf ball and dropping it in a designated area to picking up a T-bar from one cone then dropping it to another – all while operating a mini excavator, a large excavator or a backhoe!
Team Fishel ranked in the top 10 for all the events and three of our Teammates made it to the winner’s circle! Ryan Haley placed first in the backhoe competition, Melchor Betances placed second in the mini excavator event, and Brian South placed third in the backhoe event.
With great music and tasty food to accompany the exciting challenges, the Arizona Top Operator Competition was enjoyed by all. For our Teammates, the event also provided an opportunity to demonstrate what Team Fishel is all about – excellent operational skills, working together, mentoring our Teammates, and watching out for the other guy.
“I loved to see the Teammates represent what Fishel stands for by sharing their advice and techniques to help each other improve in the events, even though it was an individual competition,” said Ryan Haley. Way to go, Teammates! That’s High Performance all around!
If you are an active Teammate with a son or daughter who is a senior in high school or who is presently attending an accredited university, your child is eligible to compete for the annual Fishel Scholarship. Interested applicants can now apply online at the following link:
The online application process is managed by The Columbus Foundation, which administers the Fishel Scholarship program. Applicants will be able to provide all of their information in a secure online form. Instructions for completing the application and submitting documentation are listed on the website. Winners will be selected by two outside independent scholastic judges.
All online applications must be complete and submitted by March 15, 2017.
Craig Mathes has been promoted to Vice President of Safety & Human Resources. Craig joined Team Fishel as the Director of Human Resources in 2000 and became the Director of Safety and Human Resources in 2005. Throughout his career, Craig has provided exceptional leadership that has resulted in critical business outcomes. Craig and his Team's greatest contributions include: creating a safety culture built on our value to Be Accident Free, developing leaders at all levels through the Jeff Keeler Leadership Academy, and encouraging our Teammates well-being through our innovative Wellness Program. Craig and his team work tirelessly at creating programs necessary to attract, develop and retain the best Teammates in the industry.
Scott King has been promoted to Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Scott has served as the Director of Information Services since 2012. He is responsible for Team Fishel’s Information Technology Group including our computer systems, Wide Area Network, document work flow, network security and fixed & mobile data systems nationwide. Most recently, Scott's focus has been on leading the conversion of our StreetSmart system to the Viewpoint system. Scott joined Team Fishel as a Senior Project Manager in 2005.
Doug O’Meara has been promoted to Area Manager for the Dayton, OH operation. He previously served as Manager of Training for Gas Operations where he worked to implement our gas training initiative company-wide. Doug’s career in the electric and gas industries spans more than 35 years and includes a variety of management positions in operations and construction at the Dayton Power & Light Company and Vectren Energy. Doug is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Midwest Energy Association.
Tim Brown was recently promoted to Area Manager of the Atlanta, GA operation. Tim joined Team Fishel in 2016 working in Special Operations in the Southeastern United States. He brings 25 years of extensive Power Distribution experience to the Area Manager position including 12 years as an Operations Manager in the South East and South Central regions of the United States.
For Team Fishel’s Kentucky Teammates, helping folks is a big part of the Thanksgiving holiday. Their Thanksgiving Food Drive has become an annual tradition and, once again, this year’s effort succeeded in a big way! Our Teammates put together 7 food baskets chock-full of good things to eat and added some cash for extra needs. What a great way to share Thanksgiving’s abundance!
Teammates from Louisville and Lexington have organized the Food Drive every year since 2010 to help out families in their communities. They contribute and collect the food, sell tickets for a 50/50 drawing to help support the event, pack and deliver the food baskets. This year, they also sold breakfasts before the November Safety Meeting to generate some extra cash. And of course, everyone participates in spreading the word!
It takes special people to run an event like this every year. All are folks who truly care about others and who understand the joy of giving. And although they might not think of the Food Drive in terms of their work at Team Fishel, their superior effort for their communities can most certainly be called a High Performance.
Congratulations, Teammates! And Happy Thanksgiving to all!
We’ve grown, we’ve moved and we’re hiring! Team Fishel recently opened a new office in Rochester, PA and that means career opportunities! We’ll be hosting an Open House on November 22 to meet interested candidates and demonstrate why Team Fishel is the best utility contractor in the business. It’s a great opportunity for potential Teammates to learn about our work and to explore the variety of careers that we have available right now.
Our Rochester operation specializes in construction services for Natural Gas distribution, Telecommunications and Electric distribution. Current openings include:
Team Fishel’s first annual Summer Safety Challenge wrapped up in late September. After all the results were tallied, Texas Division 30 and Kentucky Division 11 emerged as overall winners. Congratulations, Teammates!
Throughout the Safety Challenge contest, each Area was awarded points based on key performance indicators including injuries, job damages, vehicle accidents and DOT score. Points were also awarded for High Impact Training and Job Site Inspections. Although Divisions 11 and 30 took home the trophies, every Area was in the running and scores were close for each month of the contest. That says High Performance across the board! Because of everyone’s efforts, we are all winners!
It is important to thank all Teammates for the extra effort they gave during our busiest and most dangerous work season. Summer always brings its own set of challenges with more work hours and some brutal temperatures. “Having a contest during the summer season increases daily safety awareness and injects a little friendly competition into the day’s efforts,” said Safety Manager Warren Graves. “We tried to make the contest relevant and fair for all the Areas, and will work hard to make next year’s Safety Challenge even more successful.”
A challenging contest, excellent participation, and a focus on Accident Free! We call that Win-Win-Win!
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