Living Our Values

The culture corps

The Crest Industries Culture Corps is a group of team members nominated and recognized by their peers as examples of our Values in action. Each month, one member of the Culture Corps is recognized as a Culture Champion for their outstanding efforts of living our Values and helping our teams, customers and communities grow beyond what we believe is possible. These Culture Champions receive the “Walkie-Talkie Award” for their commitment to walking the talk and living our our Values every day.

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our core values

we own doing the right thing

We extend trust, build confidence, and hold each other accountable.

we win together

We win when we all win together. We create mutual success and build trusting, lasting relationships.

we question the status quo

We are never content with "that's how it's always been done." We question to understand, learn, continuously improve, and innovate.

we rise to the challenge

We ambitiously turn challenges into successes through perseverance, resilience, and a will to win.

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Richard Emberly

Senior Treasury Analyst

December 20, 2022

Richard has been on our team for 5 years, and more than 7 team members nominated him to the Culture Corps. "Richard has gone above and beyond in his support of our teams," says Gaylene Davis. "His work ethic is exemplary, and he takes on challenges with intense determination and without complaint. Although he has high demand on his time, he is always courteous, kind, and willing to help others. Richard is a good example to all of us. I appreciate and respect him more than he knows." "When I started at Crest as an intern, Richard helped me develop professionally by always taking the time to explain things to me," says Graham Pearson. "Through his selflessness and dedication to his work, Richard has inspired me and helped me grow beyond what I believed was possible. He truly embodies all of Crest Industries' core values."

Richard Emberly

Crest Operations

Renee Harwell

Procurement Supervisor/Expeditor

December 11, 2022

Renee’s supervisor and nominator, David Ducote, shares how she has taken on new responsibilities while working remotely from North Dakota and how she rises to the challenge every day. Recent supply chain issues and the development of Epicor have created some large challenges over the past year, and Renee has managed the changes very well. David says, “Renee approaches every situation with a positive energy and see's things through to the end.”

Renee Harwell

DIS-TRAN Packaged Substations

Susan Turk

HR Generalist

December 11, 2022

Susan has been with our team for 5 years, but she has risen to the challenge over the last few months in her new position. She welcomed the opportunity and has excelled in her role supporting our teams at Optimal both in the hiring office, in the field, and our offices in both Texas and Louisiana. She lives the Optimal values "we take care of our people" and "we value relationships" through the work she does and the strong support she brings to our team.

Susan Turk

Optimal

Eddie Rowzee

Expeditor

December 11, 2022

Eddie joined the MSS team over a year ago, and he has already been noticed by his leaders and teammates for living our values and walking the talk. His nominator, Scotty Laborde, says, “Eddie is an awesome team player. His primary role at Mid-State is Purchasing Expediter but he rises to the occasion wherever he is needed.”

Eddie Rowzee

Mid-State Supply Company

Richard Emberly

Crest Operations

Richard Emberly

Senior Treasury Analyst

Richard has been on our team for 5 years, and more than 7 team members nominated him to the Culture Corps. "Richard has gone above and beyond in his support of our teams," says Gaylene Davis. "His work ethic is exemplary, and he takes on challenges with intense determination and without complaint. Although he has high demand on his time, he is always courteous, kind, and willing to help others. Richard is a good example to all of us. I appreciate and respect him more than he knows." "When I started at Crest as an intern, Richard helped me develop professionally by always taking the time to explain things to me," says Graham Pearson. "Through his selflessness and dedication to his work, Richard has inspired me and helped me grow beyond what I believed was possible. He truly embodies all of Crest Industries' core values."

Jenny Kight

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Jenny Kight

Project Controller

Jenny has been with the team for more than 30 years. Her dedication to doing what she says, winning together, and turning challenges into successes is something to be applauded! With teammates across the country and multiple projects happening at once, Jenny goes above and beyond to assist anyone in need at any time.

Kristal Ducote

DIS-TRAN Packaged Substations

Kristal Ducote

Procurement and Billing Supervisor

Congratulations to our Culture Champion for October, Kristal Ducote! Kristal is the Procurement and Billing Supervisor at DIS-TRAN Packaged Substations, and she has made an incredible impact on our teams while living our values and inspiring those around her. Kristal was nominated by several people throughout the past few months, and they all commented on her passion, positive attitude, and commitment to our teams and values. Kristal is no stranger to vulnerability and rising to the challenge. From taking on new opportunities to facing personal struggles, her resilience is undeniable, and we are excited to celebrate her example of vulnerability, trust, and perseverance!

Josh Storms

Avant Organics

Josh Storms

Senior R&D Technician

Each month, we recognize a member of the Culture Corps as Culture Champion for their outstanding efforts to help our teams, customers, and communities grow beyond what they believe is possible, and Josh embodies that within our team. He has been integral in starting up operations and research at Avant Organics. The work he performs in the lab, his dedication and ability to follow through, lead our teams, and rise to meet the challenges and high standards of the industry are inspiring to the team. Wesley Fontenot shared that Josh is a true go-getter and innovative problem solver within the team. He says, “as an R&D chemist, [Josh] represents the heartbeat of this company and continuously provides new ideas [and he’s] a constant source of innovation that is invaluable to Avant and Crest.” Josh, thank you for being a great example of doing the right thing, winning together, and questioning the status quo. Josh is a vital part of our Avant and Crest Family, and we are lucky to have him on our team. Congratulations again!

Renee Harwell

Procurement Supervisor/Expeditor

Renee’s supervisor and nominator, David Ducote, shares how she has taken on new responsibilities while working remotely from North Dakota and how she rises to the challenge every day. Recent supply chain issues and the development of Epicor have created some large challenges over the past year, and Renee has managed the changes very well. David says, “Renee approaches every situation with a positive energy and see's things through to the end.”

Renee Harwell

DIS-TRAN Packaged Substations

Susan Turk

HR Generalist

Susan has been with our team for 5 years, but she has risen to the challenge over the last few months in her new position. She welcomed the opportunity and has excelled in her role supporting our teams at Optimal both in the hiring office, in the field, and our offices in both Texas and Louisiana. She lives the Optimal values "we take care of our people" and "we value relationships" through the work she does and the strong support she brings to our team.

Susan Turk

Optimal

Eddie Rowzee

Expeditor

Eddie joined the MSS team over a year ago, and he has already been noticed by his leaders and teammates for living our values and walking the talk. His nominator, Scotty Laborde, says, “Eddie is an awesome team player. His primary role at Mid-State is Purchasing Expediter but he rises to the occasion wherever he is needed.”

Eddie Rowzee

Mid-State Supply Company

Maegan Baum

Project Manager

Maegan has been a part of the Crest Family for 13 years, and she lives our values with the work she does each day. Her nominator, Carson Campbell, explains that Meagan is a key asset to DTS and that “she is always challenging [the team] to perform at the highest level. She holds us accountable, while pushing us to grow and learn different responsibilities of the company. One thing I admire about Maegan is that she stops to tell you that she appreciates you – and that kind of reassurance goes a long way for some people.”

Maegan Baum

DIS-TRAN Steel

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