Penn Emblem Honors 2017 Robert Blumenthal Service Award Recipients

From five years to 40 years, the company recognizes 11 total workers. 

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TREVOSE, Penn.-Each year, Penn Emblem honors its employees for reaching significant levels of service at the company during the previous calendar year. From five years to 40 years and beyond, 11 total workers were recognized in 2017. Each location holds their own awards ceremony.

A list of the most recent honorees includes:

  • Rich Pospiech – 40 years
  • Karen Krehmeyer – 35 years
  • Gilberto Rodriguez – 25 years
  • Gina Ramirez – 25 years
  • Amelia Rodriguez – 20 years
  • Cathy Pinedo – 20 years
  • Eric Kramer – 20 years
  • Jesus Gonzales – 20 years 
  • Keane Hoffman – 20 years
  • Michelle Burgess – 20 years
  • Sagrario Godinez – 20 years

A&E magazine caught up with one of the honorees, Gina Ramirez, who marked 25 years at the company’s California office. Ramirez says she was originally hired as a graphic artist in 1992, but throughout the years, her roles have varied from art department lead to customer service lead to human resources and inventory.

“I was fortunate enough that when Bob Wiberg came to Penn Emblem, he promoted me to plant manager,” she says of her current position, which she has been working for approximately 11 years. “I worked really hard to keep moving and learning during the years.” 

Looking back on her career at Penn Emblem, Ramirez says, “I am surrounded by a great team in this facility as well as Penn Emblem Mexico and Pennsylvania. Many people have had patience with me and taught me things. I have always taken pride in working for the top emblem manufacturer in the country, and I look forward to being part of a team that takes personalization to the next level.”

As for the next 25 or so years, Ramirez shares that she aspires to be a part of executive management and contribute to the larger decisions that help elevate Penn Emblem. She states, “I love working for a woman-owned company and hope we can continue to move forward and be the most innovative in the industry.”

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Alexandria Bruce

Alexandria Bruce is the Daily editor for GRAPHICS PRO magazine covering news and education in the apparel decoration, signage and digital printing, and awards and customization industries.

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