Name: Tom

Department: Operations

Job Title: Production Floor Manager

Began working with Winona ORC: October 2009

What’s the best thing that’s happened to you since you started working at Winona ORC? I was once the star of our company safety video thanks to my co-worker having the day off.

Tell me about some of the people you’ve met at Winona ORC: I have worked with a variety of employees in many different settings. From an employee at Benchmark who will still look for me at WORC, to working with a deaf employee that even though I may not know sign language, we are able to communicate our needs to each other, and to another employee who calls me “Hooch the Pooch” because I have the same first name as Tom Hanks (Turner and Hooch movie).

What is your favorite thing about working at Winona ORC? The employees we serve and the appreciation for the opportunity to work at a job they enjoy.

What do you wish other people knew about Winona ORC? The variety of skills and abilities our employees posses.

What do you think will change about Winona ORC over the next five years? More employees will be working in the community.

What do you do when you aren’t at Winona ORC? Lately … playing Mario Kart with my daughter.

What is your first memory of Winona ORC? Being trained in at Peerless Chain, I believe it was the first site I was trained at.

Why do you support Winona ORC? I enjoy working with our employees and giving them opportunities they may not have at other places.