Celeste Dowdy
Material Handler, Polymer Dept., Plant 3
HOERBIGER Corporation of America
Pompano Beach, FL

“My role model is my father. He inspired me with his dedication to his family and his job.”


Celeste is responsible for the daily schedule execution and staging of production materials valued at $16.5 million annually, which includes driving three production shifts that run six plus days per week to ship finished products both locally and abroad to sister companies and end users.  An outstanding technical resource, Celeste schedules, tracks, and reallocates raw materials, WIP and finished product throughout the facility in response to real-time schedule changes. On a daily basis, she works closely with Production Control, Customer Service, Purchasing, Shipping, and Sales to get finished product to our customers on a just-in-time basis. Celeste’s emphasis on quality is exemplary, and her efforts to enhance efficiency led the redesigning, developing and maintenance of a completely reorganized stock area, including all new documentation to trace all aspects of shipping.

Celeste’s attentiveness to detail, dedication, and work ethic are the driving forces behind HOERBIGER’s excellent on-time reputation.  She takes pride in her work, and shares her talent, passion, and enthusiasm as a trainer for new employees.

Celeste was awarded the Employee Achievement Award in the third quarter of 2011 for her outstanding contributions to HOERBIGER. Nominated by her co-workers, she received accolades for being a team player, for her commitment to a higher standard, and for her sense of humor.

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