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Brasscraft Manufacturing Co. Presents Prestigious 2017 Zell Award to Two Employees!

NOVI, Mich. — Brasscraft Manufacturing Co. announced for 2017 it has awarded for the first time, the  Robert M. Zell Award  to two employees – Daniel Hodges, Product Engineer and John Yuan, FP&A Supervisor, both from its Novi headquarters.  The Zell award was created in honor of the company founder, Robert M. Zell, to recognize employees who epitomize and embrace Mr. Zell’s vision – to deliver the highest quality and innovative products to our customers.

“In December of each year, Brasscraft Manufacturing Company takes the time to recognize people within its team who have distinguished themselves as leaders in our business.” said Rick Mejia, president, Brasscraft Mfg. Co.   “It is a special award as our colleagues nominate colleagues; and it is colleagues who select the persons to receive the award.”

Daniel’s peers cited his rapid response to critical issues in product design and development and his willingness to continuously look for improvements in design, manufacturing and processes.
“To be recognized as an innovator with a passion for quality and customer solutions with an award created in honor of a visionary like Robert Zell by my colleagues, who are at the very top of this industry, is very humbling.  I’m honored and overjoyed that my contributions reflect these core values and have meaning and value to Brasscraft Mfg. Co.” said Daniel.

John’s focus on quality and innovation shone through with the development of new tools for the Accounting team.  He consistently displays his willingness to assist his team meet their goals and to look for process improvements.
“I’m honored to have been recognized by my peers. It means a lot to me, especially when you realize the tool you designed has made a real difference for multiple functional areas, and I couldn’t have done it without the help and support from such a great team of people here at BMC.” said John.

Winners of the Zell award receive an engraved plaque and a monetary reward.

About Brasscraft Manufacturing Company
Brasscraft Manufacturing Company,
a Masco-owned company, is a leading manufacturer of plumbing products for use in the new construction and repair and remodel markets. Founded in 1946, Brasscraft is headquartered in Novi, Michigan, and has manufacturing facilities throughout the continental United States. Brasscraft Mfg. Co.’s principal brand names are BrassCraft®, Plumbshop® and Cobra®.