Congratulations to Keith Ulvestad, Plant Manager for Raven Aerostar's protective wear team, for being chosen as our June team member spotlight winner!
When we talk about collaboration at Raven, we operate as one team — often working across shifts and business units to solve great challenges. Emina Musinovic, our May team member spotlight winner, continues to go above-and-beyond in her role as a Production Lead, working extended hours into the night shift to help her colleagues, including those outside her team. Congratulations, Emina!
At Raven, our culture and values extend beyond our work. We encourage our team members to pursue Peak Performance both inside and outside their jobs so that they can be the best citizens that they can be in all areas of their lives. Jennifer VandenBosch, Payroll Coordinator, demonstrated wellness of spirit by helping a coworker — who she had only recently met — outside of work, in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Congratulations, Jennifer, on being named our April team member spotlight winner!
At Raven, we are dedicated to quality, taking every precaution to test and ensure that our customers receive the best possible product. As the Raven Applied Technology team began producing the new VSN™ Visual Guidance, Design Engineer Russell Cumber, Engineering Technician Kyle Dowling, and Senior Design Engineer Riley Hosman worked closely with our manufacturing team to ensure that an innovative and robust quality testing process was implemented. Congratulations, Russell, Kyle, and Riley, on being named our March Team Member Spotlight winners!
On Monday, February 3, 2020, Raven sponsored the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Forum at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SD Mines) in Rapid City, SD. The event was attended by about 100 female engineering students, as well as numerous SD Mines faculty and staff. Sara Venhuizen, Raven Aerostar Systems Engineering Team Lead, represented Raven as part of the forum's panel discussion.
The Sioux Empire United Way (SEUW) celebrated a successful fundraising campaign for the 25th consecutive year at its annual Thank You event on February 13, 2020. The 2020 Campaign officially surpassed its goal of $10,074,508 for a total of $10,084,447 raised to help those in need in our community. This year, Raven was recognized with a Spirit of Caring award, which is given to organizations for their generosity in helping reach the SEUW’s community goal the past 20+ years.