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  • 11 Aug 2021

Michelman honored for workplace culture

Michelman has been honored for its workplace culture of giving, success, and curiosity

Michelman, a developer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly coatings, has been honored for its workplace culture of giving, success, and curiosity.

In the Americas, where Michelman is gearing up for the upcoming United Way of Greater Cincinnati (UWGC) campaign, associates exceeded their 2020 campaign pledge goal; and repeated as one of the top 25 largest corporate, retiree, and employee campaign contributors. Additionally, it was one of five businesses in the region recognized with a Corporate Hero award for their commitment to voluntarism during the Coviod-19 pandemic. 

‘These honors land squarely on the shoulders of our associates,’ said Steve Shifman, Michelman's president and CEO, and UWGC's current board chair. ‘I am grateful for and proud of our associates who donated thousands of dollars and safely volunteered thousands of hours during this extended pandemic. Their efforts truly exemplify our company's core value of giving.’

The company is also celebrating its 10th annual Commitment to Community Day on September 24, 2021. This annual Global Day of Service sees over 400 associates volunteer their time at various charitable and non-profit organizations throughout the USA, Belgium, Luxembourg, Japan, Singapore, and China. The company shuts down its operations for an entire day to support the communities where they live and operate.

Additionally, Michelman EMEA has been successfully certified as a Great Place to Work in Luxembourg. Nearly 90 percent of the region's associates participated in the engagement survey, and of those, 84 percent consider Michelman a great place to work, and 89 percent recognize the company's effective management of the Covid-19 crisis. 

‘The Great Place to Work methodology is considered a gold standard for measuring corporate culture and used by some of the most innovative and respected organizations globally,’ said Petros Tottas, EMEA human resources leader at Michelman. ‘It's diagnostic has helped us gain valuable feedback from our associates and identified opportunities to improve their employee experience.’

SkillsFuture recently recognized Michelman Asia-Pacific (MAP) for being a champion of employee skills development and building a culture of lifelong learning. Moreover, Phillip Choo Peng Leong, the region's vice president and managing director was honored with the SkillsFuture Fellowship Award for those who dedicate themselves to honing their skills, developing new ones, and inspiring others.

‘These awards recognize the region's commitment to our core value of curiosity and the constant pursuit of knowledge,’ commented Kreg Keesee, chief operating officer and executive vice president of coatings. ‘MAP has upskilled and deep-skilled more than 60 percent of its associates through SIMTech's LEAN program to support its digital and advanced manufacturing initiatives. They have developed a training roadmap to provide associates opportunities to learn and immerse themselves in the latest industry trends.’

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