Olympic Steel – Corporate: Kevin Kozel

Lending your expertise or skills is a great way to support the success of the entire team.

The Bettendorf, IA temper mill is one of the organization’s largest assets. When the temper mill planner position was left open with little notice, Kevin Kozel, a Corporate Business Analyst who was at the division for unrelated training, came to the rescue. He worked with Sales and Operations to plan production for the Temper Mill, and when he knew his assistance was still needed, he extended his stay for another week. The division identified an internal candidate to fill the position and Kevin trained the new planner so the employee would be successful on her own after Kevin left. When Kevin returned to Cleveland, he continued to proactively monitor the production planning activities and provide additional training and support as needed.

Lesson Learned:

Watching for an opportunity to lend your expertise or skills – and then doing it – is a great way to get your contributions recognized and support the success of the entire team.

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