Huntsville, Arkansas (PressExposure) February 07, 2011 -- Butterball, LLC Huntsville facility associates Kristy Drewyor and Felicia Hickman were named 2010 employees of the year during the Huntsville Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Community Awards Banquet on Thurs., Jan. 27.
The facility's management team submitted nominations to the Chamber for this year's recipients based on outstanding contributions to the company through attendance, job performance, years of service and positive attitude. In addition to the Chamber's annual awards banquet, these associates were also recognized at the Butterball facility with an internal celebration among co-workers.
"Kristy and Felicia are exceptional team players. Their overwhelming dedication to the company and motivation to go the extra mile make them key assets to the Butterball team and well-deserving of acknowledgment," said Bill Folk, complex manager at Butterball. "It is important to show our associates we appreciate their hard work, and we are pleased to celebrate their efforts."
Drewyor, a master scheduler, was selected as 2010 salaried employee of the year for her high level of job performance, especially throughout Fresh Season - the month-long period during which the company produces the highest volume of turkey products to meet the demand of the holiday season. Drewyor, who has been with Butterball for 10 years, consistently exudes enthusiasm and professionalism. Her role involves liaising with operations in Ozark and Huntsville in corporate planning, quality assurance and warehousing/distribution.
As an evisceration department employee, Hickman's unwavering commitment to Butterball and diligence in the field earned her the 2010 hourly employee of the year award. With 26 years of dedicated work service to the company, Hickman maintains an excellent attendance record - perfect for 2009 and 2010.
"I commend both Kristy and Felicia for their ambition, drive and contributions to Butterball and the Huntsville facility," said Joe Nalley, chief operating officer of Butterball. "As an industry leader, consumers trust Butterball to provide the highest quality of nutritious, wholesome products, which is possible only through the support of our outstanding team of dedicated associates. I thank each of them for helping the brand uphold that promise."
The Banquet was established by the Chamber to honor businesses, employees, students, community organizations and local community members who have made significant contributions on behalf of the Chamber, and have played an integral role in the betterment of Huntsville and Madison County.