Principle Business Enterprises honors 6 employees with awards


Principle Business Enterprises, Dunbridge-based manufacturer of disposable incontinence products,
footwear and advanced absorbent materials, has announced its annual company awards.
The O’Neill Award was presented to Lisa Wellman, of Weston, and Nichole Luce, of Dunbridge.
The Team Player Award went to Diana Grover, of North Baltimore.
The Mitchell Award was presented to Alan Clifford of Marion, Joel Geerken of Waterville and Dan Wacek of
Cygnet, who formed the team which installed the new equipment for the Bariatric Automation Line.
The O’Neill Award is named in honor of Martha Mason O’Neill, a former distributor for PBE, who died in
2004. She exemplified exceptional customer service. This award is presented to individuals who provide
"service with a heart" and exemplify integrity, respect, and a strong dedication to servicing
Wellman, safety, training and wellness coordinator, was honored for her focus, determination, and
professionalism in designing and implementing a series of highly effective training programs over the
past three years for all levels of the company. She was directly involved in leading safety initiatives
which achieved a record one million work hours without a lost time accident.
Luce, quality control supervisor, was also recognized for her exemplary service to PBE in the areas of
quality control leadership. She contributed significantly to the company’s upgrading of specifications
and process controls within various divisions of PBE. In addition, she stepped in and assumed the
responsibilities of a shift supervisor when needed.
This Team Player Award recognizes the individual who represents in an exceptional way the values and
characteristics of team building and supports team values over self.
Grover, team leader of Line 10, was honored for her team leadership in overseeing Line 10, which
consistently achieved the operational goals established for the line in the area of efficiency and scrap
control. She consistently offered support and suggestions to her team.
The Mitchell Award is named in honor of Lee and Jim Mitchell, the company founders. This award recognizes
entrepreneurial qualities. It is presented to the individual (or group of individuals) who represent the
highest standards of business ethics and values, and expresses the qualities of entrepreneurism,
perseverance, creativity, enthusiasm, and inspiration in the workplace.
Clifford, PBE’s vice president of operations, supervised the Bariatric Automation Line project, worked on
the human resource side, and oversaw the and the timeline.
Geerken, PBE’s engineering manager, led the line design responsibility.
Wacek, PBE’s electrical engineering manager, managed the electrical challenges of the installation.

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