Yvonne Edwards is our featured employee spotlight this month.
Yvonne first started with NCC Automated Systems in 1991. She’s done everything at NCC, from shipping and receiving, to purchasing and spare parts, and everything in between; she’s been with the company and has seen it grown from a start-up in a garage to the large operation it is now! She is a member of the Optical Delta as the Optical Delta Mechanical Engineer and works closely with Mike (Milky) Milkowich and Ryan Costello.
Yvonne embodies the Warrior spirit at NCC. There is never a challenge she won't accept or a goal to beat, and literally nothing stands in her way when she is on a mission. One of our longest-term employees, but also one of the most energetic, Yvonne is always looking out for the company's best interest and will go fight for what is right without hesitation. She always has a suggestion to make something better and had an Ownership mentality before we were an Employee Owned company. She is one of the best employees any company will ever have. For more on our Employee Owner culture, click here.
Throughout her career at NCC, what Yvonne loves most about her career is that she is never bored! She is proud to have been chosen to be the engineer on the Optical Delta, and the projects she works on make her very proud of the whole company -- going from such a small operation to what it is today. She laughs as she describes Milky coming to her and saying, “This new one is just like this other project, but completely different” -- because no project is ever like another project, and she loves that!
Yvonne has worked on a number of large projects during her time with NCCAS, particularly in the engineering department of the Optical Delta. They’re all stand-out projects to her! One that comes to mind is her work on a project for FastLab, the most technologically advanced automated lab in the world. Another going on now is known as “P1” internally, and it’s exciting to work on this automation project to remain competitive in the Eurasian markets.
Yvonne knows that NCC is a family -- they have her heart.
She’d do anything for her co-workers, and she knows they feel the same. She often describes her workplace to her mom, and her mom regularly tells her that from an outside perspective, NCC is truly something special! Yvonne totally agrees, “We are family. You don’t get that anywhere else. I call and tell my mom how happy I am and the projects I’m working on and she always tells me, ‘Man, you're so lucky -- never leave that place.’”
Offline, Yvonne has two teenagers, a boy and a girl. She enjoys cooking, yard saling, and watching football! Of course, the Eagles are her team. When the Eagles won the Superbowl, she was at the Solidworks World conference, and she got to watch the Super Bowl at 3 in the afternoon! It felt like everyone was celebrating with her. That was a great memory for her. Yvonne has wonderful friends and family that she enjoys spending time with.
She has some excellent bucket list dreams - Yvonne would LOVE to be in a NASCAR Pit Crew and do the lugnuts! And if anyone has any connections to get her on Dancing with the Stars, she’d love to make everyone laugh with her as she dressed up in a ballroom gown!
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