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July 9, 2014

Todd Papetti, Daniel Martinez and Mike Schultz

When one of Western Window Systems’ (WWS) manufacturing teams needed help, it got it -- times three.

Mike Schultz and Daniel Martinez, both on the Series 9500 Bi-Fold team, and Todd Pepetti, wood clad lead and assistant service technician, spent a few days in June lending a hand to the Series 900 Hinged Door department after it ran into a production snag. The effort not only meant extra hours, but quickly learning a new department and product.

“I knew they would step up to help the other team, no question about it,” says bi-fold area manager Don Teeter. “They have great work ethics and positive attitudes.”

WWS production manager Chris Allgood adds, “They take their jobs seriously, and align with our core values.”

Thanks to their actions, Schultz, Martinez, and Papetti helped the Series 900 department get back on schedule. In addition, they’re now able to work in two areas.

“They’re great assets to the Western team,” says Teeter. “You can depend on them when the going gets tough.”

Congratulations to Mike Schultz, Daniel Martinez, and Todd Papetti, Western Window Systems’ lean problem solvers for June.

Learn more about Mike Schultz, Daniel Martinez, and Todd Papetti by reading their Q&As below:

Mike Schultz

Where did you grow up?
Luana, Iowa.

Do you play any sports?
Yes, golf.

What is your favorite hobby?
Kickin’ it with friends.

Who do you look up to/admire?
My dad and my siblings.

What is your favorite quote?
"The only person who doesn’t make a mistake is someone who doesn’t do a damn thing.”

Where do you like to vacation?
Alaska and Iowa.

What is your favorite sport and/or team?
Football/Atlanta Falcons.

What’s your favorite food?
Rhubarb cream pie and morel mushrooms.

What’s your favorite movie?
Sometimes A Great Notion.

What’s your favorite thing about working at Western?
The people are easy to get along with.

Daniel Martinez

Where did you grow up?
In California and Arizona.

Do you play any sports?
I used to play football, soccer, and baseball. I also boxed.

What is your favorite hobby?
Hanging out with my girl and my family.

Who do you look up to/admire?
My parents.

Where do you like to vacation?
Mexico.

What is your favorite sport and/or team?
Football/Oakland Raiders. Baseball/Los Angeles Dodgers. Basketball/Los Angeles Lakers.

What’s your favorite food?
Mexican food.

What’s your favorite thing about working at Western?
The environment and the people.

Todd Papetti

Where did you grow up?
California.

Do you have any pets?
Yes, cats.

Do you play any sports?
Yes, basketball and football with the kids.

What is your favorite hobby?
Hunting.

Who do you look up to/admire?
Ron Stock (wood door manager).

What is your favorite quote?
"Nothing comes easy, you have to work hard.”

Where do you like to vacation?
The East Coast and San Diego.

What is your favorite sport and/or team?
NASCAR/ Hendrick Motorsports team.

What’s your favorite food?
Seafood: lobster and king crab.

What’s your favorite movie?
Full Metal Jacket.

What’s your favorite thing about working at Western?
Working with different people and having fun doing it.

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