Embodies the Attitude of an Olympian. Embraces change. Brings positivity to everything she does.
If you’re looking for someone who embodies the attitude of an Olympian – a hard worker, continuous learner, with a focus on winning, a commitment to our Core Values and a positive attitude – look no further than Theresa Schuck Thorp, Marketing & Communications Manager. She brings each of these traits and more to work every single day. For starters, Theresa’s positive attitude is downright infectious! She always shows up with her positive, glass-half-full, optimistic spirit. And she believes in intentionally practicing gratitude and working to recognize and celebrate the good in people and experiences.
Since Theresa joined Olympic Steel in 2005, she has learned to be flexible and embrace change, because, well, things are always changing. She says that, no matter what your job is, “it’s important to see where your skills fit on the team and identify the gaps that need to be filled. Then learn, read and stretch to your fullest potential.” And she thinks it’s always a good idea to say “yes” to new opportunities and challenges throughout your career.
As an example, one of Theresa’s accomplishments: She partnered with Jerry Kowalzek to manage a full end-to-end maintenance repair and replace project for the temper mill at our Bettendorf, IA facility. The two didn’t know much about each other when they started, but their skills were a convenient complement to one another’s. Jerry was the technical and mechanical expert, while Theresa managed the requirements, plan, schedule, resources, costs, budget and execution of the project to plan. Not only did they win an Fe Award for their outstanding work, they also ended up the best of friends.
It doesn’t get much better than that.
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