As part of our 30th anniversary at mk North America, we’re taking the time let you get to know some of our employees better. Some of the individuals you will meet in these blog posts have been with mk for a number of years, while others are just starting out. But regardless of how long they have been with the company or what their role is, they are all a vital part of the organization, lending to mk fulfilling its mission and its promise to provide not only a better product, but also a better solution.
This month, I had the chance to sit down with Julianne DeMello. Julianne’s current position at mk is Accounting & Human Resources Assistant.
Julianne DeMello began her tenure at mk North America in June 2010 as a Sales Assistant. With her impeccable attention to detail, within six months Julianne moved into the Order Entry department at mk. While working in Order Entry, Julianne was immersed into the internal processes of the company and was able to work, alongside her Manger and fellow coworkers in that department, to implement lasting positive changes for the company-at-large.
According to the National Safety Council, almost 13,000 American workers are injured each day, resulting in as many in as many as 99,000,000 lost production days per year (no, that’s not a typo).
The most common causes of workplace injuries are overexertion, falls, and contact with objects and equipment, and three of the top five occupations with the greatest number of workplace injuries are shipping, manufacturing, and maintenance.
At mk North America, we recognize that many of the most at-risk occupations and activities in the country deal with material handling systems and conveyors every day. That’s why we take safety extremely seriously—in our own facility and in those of our partners and customers.
In the spirit of National Safety Month, here are some important safety tips for factories, shipping facilities, and other industrial workplaces.
It is with great pleasure that mk North America welcomes Thomas Schaffner as their Sales and Business Development Manager. Schaffner is a dedicated, tireless sales professional with a long and deep career in the robotics industry.
When companies are small and just getting off the ground it is common for employees to become a “jack of all trades:” well-rounded and diverse in their skills and knowledge. When mk North America, Inc. was a fledgling company 20 years ago, it found such an employee in Bob Gardner. Gardner came to mk with a background in architecture but a desire to work with his hands as he had done previously in his father’s plumbing company and in construction.