March 21, 2019
Colleague Focus – Meet John Kozminski
This edition of Colleague Focus will spotlight John Kozminski, Accounting Supervisor at Mar-Bal. John started working for Mar-Bal over 5 years ago and throughout this time, he has continually proven his skills and exhibited a strong work ethic.
When asked about his favorite part about working for Mar-Bal, John replied, “Being able to show people how our products are involved in their life- whether it’s making them stop at an intersection [for pedestrian safety], pointing out parts on their oven range and more.”
In addition, he enjoys working for Mar-Bal because of its strong culture. “Working at a small family owned company where the executives are involved with people throughout the company is one of my favorite parts.”
John has many proud memories to look back on. His most memorable involved our Taizhou plant – “Passing Taizhou’s first audit without any major corrections. I handled most of the interactions with the auditors. There was a different focus and level of scrutiny for the Chinese auditors than our US audit.”
Career development within a company is important to any employee’s success. John relates his success with Mar-Bal to the opportunities presented through the company. “The opportunity to take on new tasks and new responsibilities is important. About every two years I’ve had a major change in what I do at work.”
Furthermore, he mentioned training opportunities provided by Mar-Bal as a key to his development. Two of which were the current Supervisor class and a Chinese culture class he attended to better understand the principles of our Chinese colleagues.
An avid Cleveland Indians fan, when not in the office, John can most likely be found somewhere cheering them on during baseball season. In an effort to travel more, he decided to visit a new ballpark each year for an Indians’ away game.
John has been a valuable member of the Mar-Bal team since he began his internship with us and we appreciate his willingness to learn new skill-sets and lend a hand when asked. If you can’t find him at his desk on Opening Day, chances are he won’t be too far from a television! Go Indians!