Kathy Dunn, a production specialist in the Manufacturing Center, was selected for the second time as the recipient of the Teledyne Brown Dave McClellan Memorial Award. Dunn is the first employee who has ever received this award twice – the first time being in 2005. Mike DeFatta made the presentation at a special award ceremony held March 29 in the Manufacturing Center at Plant 1.
In her position as a production specialist, Dunn does a variety of jobs that includes entering requisitions, writing routers, providing specifications to various engineering groups, working in the stockroom, and assisting engineers with various tasks. She works at whichever TBE manufacturing plant needs her specific skills, putting in however many hours it takes to get the job done within time and cost constraints. She has supported the Cargo Mission Contract, GCSM, WSLAT, and many other projects in the course of her TBE career.
Most recently, Dunn was also recognized as TBE’s technician of the year at the 4th Annual Aerospace Technician Recognition Awards banquet, sponsored by Calhoun Community College, SpaceTEC, and participating North Alabama industries. The event was established to recognize and honor the work of aerospace technicians in the region.
An employee of Teledyne Brown for a total of 15 years, Dunn was described by her nominator as “always willing to help others and do anything asked of her without any complaints, regardless of how much work is already on her plate.” He also noted that Dunn performs her job with a great sense of humor and is enjoyable to work with.
Dunn was presented a $100 Wal-Mart gift certificate and a designated, front-row parking space for a year. In addition, her name was added to the McClellan award plaque that is displayed prominently in the lobby of Manufacturing Center 1.
The award is given in memory of McClellan, who was a long-time, dedicated employee of TBE and a close friend to many of those he worked with. He was highly respected for his work ethic, for doing the best job possible, and for his willingness to help his co-workers – all qualities on which the award is based. McClellan died in 1993 after a battle with cancer.
Nominations for the award are accepted annually from employees in manufacturing, maintenance, and quality operations. The winner is selected by a different committee of employees each year.
The 2010 selection committee included Jimmie Maze, Kirby Parks, Chuck Norris, Cheryl Baten, Dave Draper, and Greg Grindstaff.