Spotlight Awards

Honoring frontline reps who provide exceptional service


Spotlight award winner

Stacey Fontaine and Nancy Leary
Eversource

When Fontaine and Leary began their careers in customer service at energy company Eversource, they knew an important part of the job would be assisting customers experiencing difficult circumstances. With several devastating nor’easters in 2018 they put their skills to the test. The reward comes, they say, in being able to provide information that helps put someone at ease.

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Mardell Cook
Motus, LLC

Cook has been involved in many special projects during her 10 years with Motus. One of the most challenging was creation of a video which focuses on the broad goals of the member services team and on practical details such as how reps use their tone of voice and pace to enhance each customer interaction. The video is used as a training tool for new employees in member services, sales, and other departments.

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Dawn Grimes
Fulfillment Plus

For Dawn Grimes, no job is too big or too small when it comes to serving her customers. That attitude even applies to rolling up her sleeves and helping out in the warehouse when a customer is depending on her. It’s an attitude that makes her a role model for all of the company’s service staff.

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Heather Cruit
BioSolutia

Stepping outside of the box helps Heather Cruit help customers. When a difficult issue came up regarding the cost and insurance coverage for a customer’s medication, Cruit decided that a three-way call was needed. Bringing together the patient (her customer) and the doctor helped ensure that the customer was completely satisfied.

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Shannon Butler
Brenntag Southwest

Working as the dedicated rep for the company’s second largest customer can be daunting. Butler credits the support of her coworkers both within the service department and throughout the company for ensuring that the relationship runs smoothly. “We take teamwork very seriously here,” she says.

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Peter Badillo
Blue Stream

The key to good service, says Badillo, is ownership, “I take responsibility for the customer from the moment that the issue arises to the moment that the problem has been resolved. And oftentimes those customers feel comfortable enough to reach out to me directly via my direct number or email to take care of any other situation.“

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Timothy Knab
Bosch Security Systems

For Timothy Knab, understanding customer priorities is essential. Sometimes he is working with a customer with a job six months down the road. And sometimes a security system just went down. “So you have to understand the customer, listen to them, understand the priority of what they are facing, and put as much urgency into it as you possibly can,” Knab says.

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Molly Warzyn
Thrivent Financial

When she is working with customers, Warzyn values the opportunity to make a difference. “It’s not just a matter of answering the phone and giving an answer,” she says. “Our culture here is truly based on making an impact. So having that opportunity to go above and beyond to make a difference on every call — that is very fulfilling.”

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Annette Werner 
Aesculap USA

Product knowledge is critical, says Werner. “When something new comes out and I see it for the first time, I dig in and learn everything I can … the more you know, the more it helps you to do your job better, and it gives you a better perspective on how your job helps contribute.”

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