Hiltzer, Ruckman honored

Submitted photos From left are Rodney Mayhew, manager; Frank Hiltzer, honoree; and Heather Montoya, supervisor, at the Moorefield Pilgrim’s fresh plant.
From left are Josh Arbaugh, manager; Gary Ruckman, honoree; and Anthony Ford, supervisor, at the Moorefield Pilgrim’s fresh plant.

MOOREFIELD — Frank Hiltzer has been honored as the January 2018 Team Member of the Month for the Pilgrim’s Moorefield fresh plant. Hiltzer works in the Breast Debone department on day shift and has worked for the company since October 2002.

“Frank has great attendance,” said Heather Montoya, his supervisor. “He is dependable and what teamwork is all about. He will take on extra work to make it easier on someone else. Frank has an amazing, positive attitude, always smiling and joking with everyone. He goes above and beyond in his daily duties and always works safely.”

Gary Ruckman has been honored as the February 2018 Team Member of the Month. Ruckman works in the Rehang department on day shift and has worked for the company since August 2012.

Gary’s supervisor, Anthony Ford, commented, “Gary is at work every day and always gives advance notice when taking vacation time off. He is a great team employee, keeping busy and helping others. Gary is a joy to be around, helping morale in the department. He is always in a good mood and keeps a good attitude at all times. Gary is very safety minded, watching the area for potential safety hazards.”

The Team Member of the Month is a program that has been implemented to recognize employees for their outstanding merit and work ethic. Employees in the program have exhibited outstanding work characteristics in the categories of attendance, teamwork, attitude, job performance and safety.

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