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Employee Recognition – Greg Veldhaus

Employee Recognition – Greg Veldhaus



On behalf of A&A I would like to take a minute to recognize Greg Veldhaus on a recent support effort that he worked on. Greg’s supervisor received the following email from Greg’s co-worker:

Dear Dave,


Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated Greg’s help with the ****** workload. The past 5 years have been very stressful here with 5 super-critical units going through controls upgrades. We are currently going through the last phase of controls projects in the coal yard and water treatment areas. These are not on such a short timeline as the unit controls projects were. It is nice to work 40 hour weeks again. We would have never been on schedule without everything he did to help me out. Greg lived out here at Gibson Station for 6 months and didn’t complain. Since being back in Cincinnati he has cancelled days off when the work load has become critical to meet a deadline. He communicates well with me and many times that is my only way of knowing what is going on with A&A. He is a good draftsman and I think he has picked up a few design skills along the way.


I believe that local *** is very happy with the product we delivered and Greg and myself are a big part of that. I can’t stress enough that we couldn’t have pulled this work off without all of our efforts. I appreciate that you also did not pull Greg from ****** work anymore than you had to. So if you see Greg please give him a pat on the back for me.


Thanks so much again,


Greg, it’s nice to see the great effort, teamwork and sacrifice you exhibit. Thanks again for all your efforts.


Nick’s Strength and Power

Nick’s Strength and Power

Russ Miller’s son Nick has found a niche for himself as a YouTube fitness commentator and bodybuilding historian. A year ago Nick had 123k subscribers to his channel. In just one short year he has added 300k subscribers and is fast on his way to 500k. If you are interested in bodybuilding, fitness, powerlifting, wrestling or even hedgehogs, please feel free to check out his channel. If you like what you see, please subscribe for new and updated content daily and help Nick hit 500k! Also check him out on Instagram!


Congratulations Tim!

Congratulations Tim!

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Tim Bonsall graduated this June with Honors from Durham College, Ontario Canada. His degree is in Electro Mechanical Engineering Technology – Industrial Automation and Robotics. Tim began his employment in May of this year and is currently employed at our Belleville location.tim-bonsall-2

Special Recognition – Bob Stock

Special Recognition – Bob Stock

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A notable anniversary in July is Bob Stock. Bob will be celebrating 40 years with A&A. Bob’s career began in 1978 as a co-op. He transferred to Oak Ridge, TN in 1982. After returning to Cincinnati for many years, he moved to Greenville, NC to head up our location there returning to Cincinnati in 1998. In 2007 Bob became a shareholder in the company. He currently serves as Vice-President.

Congratulations Bob!


Referral Bonus Reminder


Referral Bonus Reminder

Recall, if you refer a candidate that is hired for a position, you may be eligible for a Referral Bonus of up to $1,000! See the Employee Referral Bonus Program for details.

A&A is currently advertising for the following positions.

  • Mechanical Engineer/Designer (Cincinnati)
  • Electrical Engineer/Designer – Hardware & Software (Cincinnati)
  • Electrical Engineer/Designer – Hardware & Software (Auburn)

All employees are encouraged to provide referrals for other candidates as well, even if we might not be currently advertising for other positions.

Company News – July 2018

Company News

Due to updates in our server security and requirements from our insurance provider, if you have a personal cell phone that is connected to the A&A exchange server for email, you will be required to have a PIN or other approved security feature on the phone (i.e., thumbprint, face recognition, etc.). A phone that you can simply swipe to access the device will have to have the settings changed with a security feature to access it. The swipe method leaves your phone unprotected and does not meet current security standards. Although your cell phone is your private property, to help secure our company’s and our customer’s confidential information this change is required. Using a PIN also protects your personal information and prevents fraudulent use in case the phone is lost or stolen. If you aren’t sure if your current phone settings meet our security compliance requirements, please verify with Russ Troxel.

Employee Updates – July

Employee Updates – July

“Happy Birthday” to all employees with July birthdays:

  • Emily Bates
  • Scott Cisco
  • Hunter Covington
  • Ray Frank
  • Katie Funk
  • Troy Gooslin
  • Betsy Knecht
  • Eric Scribellito

“Happy Anniversary” to all employees with July hire anniversaries:

  • Jim Andrew
  • Dave Burkett
  • Delaine Cupp
  • Ray Frank
  • Josh Gore
  • Bob Harrison
  • Rick Kearney
  • Robert Keeler
  • Lisa Leick
  • Rick Merritt
  • Robert Schott
  • Matt Spears
  • Tom Tieman
  • Michael Wright

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Upcoming Activities: Coming in Fall – Step Up A&A

To All A&A Employees:

Grab your pedometer and start stepping it up for your heart.

  • Please join us in the heart friendly competition to benefit you and the American Heart Association.
  • We’re asking each employee who wishes to participate to donate $10 (optional) and start walking.
  • The employee with the most steps accumulated will receive the grand prize at the conclusion.
  • Each participant will report their weekly count on Fridays and we will keep a running tally in the break room.
  • All money collected will be donated to the American Heart Association in the name of Rob McLennan.