Mr. Edwin Berger, Quality Assurance Inspector, is the Continental Tide Employee of the Month for the month of January. Mr. Berger’s ongoing efforts in the Quality Assurance (QA) department have been crucial to the organization in terms of development, implementation and continual improvement. Mr. Berger has many years of ship repair and shipboard experience, especially in the structural and welding field. His willingness to take on any additional tasks, even those tasks outside of his usual duties, captures his work ethic and determination. These, among other attributes, make Mr. Berger a very valuable part of Continental Tide's QA team.
To close out 2015, we would like to recognize Cedrick Clayton, Subcontract Manager, for his hard work during the month of December. Mr. Clayton’s efforts in the Finance, Accounting and Contracts (FAC) department have been crucial to the organization in terms of development, implementation, and advancement. He has been an important member of the team reviewing and editing subcontractor and purchasing QP’s for our Quality Management System (QMS). In addition, Mr. Clayton has assumed the role of Subcontract Manager developing the Subcontract Management System to continue maintaining compliance, strengthening subcontractor relationships, and identifying areas for improvement. His efforts in taking on this role while maintaining his traditional workload deserve to be recognized.
Christopher Leinbach worked as an engineering intern at our Reading, PA office during the first three weeks in January. During that time, he was very involved in a prototype development project within the Engineering Department, overseen by one of our lead engineers, Edward Kabak. The project was to prototype, test, and document a technique for cleaning and preserving overboard discharge drains aboard some US Navy vessels.
Christopher’s contributions were many, including modifying the prototype apparatus, purchasing some of the materials used for the testing, documenting the parts and tools used, writing the draft procedure, and writing the engineering report that outlined the equipment and lessons learned.
We would like to acknowledge all of Christopher’s contributions and congratulate him on a job well done!
Continental Tide would like to recognize Mr. Edward Kabak as the Employee of the Month for the month of November. In addition to Mr. Kabak’s outstanding support of the Engineering Department, including the USCGC MACKINAW Program and other on-going engineering efforts, he has been crucial to the organization in developing, organizing, reviewing, and archiving our QA/QMS Program and Documentation. Mr. Kabak’s efforts in taking on this additional effort while maintaining his traditional workload deserve to be recognized.
Mr. Avery Scott was named Employee of the Month for October. His efforts during the electrical portion of the oily water separator installs have been instrumental in Continental Tide’s success onboard USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19). This award is a special thank you to Mr. Scott for his continuing dedication and work hard as part of our AIT team.
Continental Tide employees working around the globe took part in raising awareness of breast cancer by wearing pink Continental Tide T-shirts to work. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States only behind skin cancer. Although this disease primarily affects women (1 in every 8), statistics show that the lifetime risk for men to develop breast cancer is 1 in 1,000. A group of employees at Continental Tide’s Virginia Beach office took time to show off the Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirts while an AIT department crew working at a base in Japan pose in front of the USS Blue Ridge LCC-19. Join us and show your support! Let’s spread awareness!!
Nick Dimm (pictured left) is Continental Tide’s Employee of the Month for the month of September. His efforts overhauling the flight deck doors, flushing the portside capstan, and refurbishing the crane hydraulics, ram assemblies, and boom extension chains were instrumental in the on-time completion of all tasking onboard USS Kearsarge (LHD-3).
Before the NFL season opener game on Thursday night, Brandon Brewer (Welder) was pretty confident that his Pittsburgh Steelers would beat Cassie Massey’s (Administrative Assistant) New England Patriots. Mr. Brewer stated that he would expect Mrs. Massey to wear a Steelers jersey the next day. Looks like the tables have turned, Mr. Brewer.
Mr. Matthew Rauth (pictured left with Mr. Jim Kendall, Waterfront Coordinator) received the distinguished award of Employee of the Month for the month of August. Mr. Rauth’s actions and efforts in leading a Continental Tide and subcontractor team in the shop dismantling, assessing, refurbishing and reassembling of the side port crane and flight deck doors have been exceptional. His leadership and hard work resulted in the delivery of both the side port crane and flight deck doors for reinstallation in record time. Mr. Rauth has been a positive addition to the CT Team!