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December 3

ONEIL Employee-Owner of the Quarter Award: Q3 2021

ONEIL Project Lead, Brian Poitras Receives ONEIL Employee-Owner of the Quarter Award

ONEIL Employee of third quarter

Jessica Schwartzmiller (head of Oshkosh office) and Jason Ferguson (Program Manager) present Brian Poitras with the Employee of the Quarter Award.

The ONEIL Employee-Owner of the Quarter (EOQ) award recognizes and shows appreciation to an employee-owner who demonstrated exceptional performance over the previous quarter. We’re proud to announce that Brian Poitras was the winner of the Q3 2021 award.

Brian joined ONEIL in 2008 and has contributed his skills to a variety of ONEIL projects, earning the respect of his peers and leaders along the way. Brian works from our Wisconsin office and takes pride in his work as a project lead as he juggles multiple large-scale projects effectively. His coworkers appreciate his ability to work efficiently and consider him to be the glue that holds the team together. He is well-known for his honesty and ability to solve problems.

“Brian enjoys having a full plate and quickly adapts to all the project curve balls that get thrown at him,” says Jessica Schwartzmiller, Senior Program Manager for ONEIL. “Brian communicates effectively and professionally to keep the team rowing in the same direction.”

We asked Brian to weigh in about his work at ONEIL.

  • Q: Briefly share about your career trajectory and what originally brought you to ONEIL.
    A: I was in the Marine Corps and put a mechanic resume together on in hopes of finding part-time work while I went to tech school. I started my work at ONEIL through Aerotech as a contracted employee. I worked part-time and thought it was a good opportunity since I had a background in diesel mechanics and training manuals from my time in the service. There must be something in the water here because I never left!
  • Q: What do you enjoy most about your work at ONEIL?
    A: I love that the work is challenging. No day ever seems to be the same. Customer expectations change frequently, so that keeps me alert, but what I like most is the people!
  • Q: What motivates you to go above and beyond in your role?
    A: The people. My coworkers, my team, and my customers are all important to me, and they encourage me to do my job well. I also find motivation in gaining the respect of the customer, peers, and supervisors.

ONEIL is filled with employee-owners who love what they do and the people they work with. We’re proud to recognize Brian’s efforts this quarter and look forward to his many future contributions at ONEIL. Thanks, Brian, for all you do on the job, and for your past service to our nation!