Eric Brown, an instrumentation & control technical specialist in our Clearwater office, has won McKim & Creed’s 2018 Kevin C. Eberle Vision Award. The award was presented to Eric on January 31, 2019 by McKim & Creed President and CEO, John Lucey.
The award was created as a tribute to McKim & Creed Project Manager Kevin C. Eberle, whose unrelenting willingness to help others personified our company vision of “people helping people.” After his untimely death in 2012, McKim & Creed created the Kevin C. Eberle Vision Award to recognize employees who truly exemplify a spirit of service and sacrifice for the benefit and advancement of others. It is awarded annually to an employee who has demonstrated extraordinary efforts to help others achieve their goals and dreams over the last year or more, demonstrating the spirit of “people helping people.” Winners are nominated by one or more of their coworkers.
This year’s winner, Eric Brown, joined McKim & Creed in 2002 as an instrumentation specialist. He was one of the first members of McKim & Creed’s instrumentation and controls (I&C) group.
Eric has been called “the poster person for striving for continued education and attaining personal goals through challenging times.” He had a technical degree when he joined McKim & Creed, and attended classes at night and on weekends to earn a degree in general studies from St. Petersburg College in 2005. Then in 2006, he enrolled in McKim & Creed’s tuition reimbursement program. Six years later, Eric graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in electrical engineering. Again, he attended classes at night and on weekends so he could work full time and spend quality time with his family.
It is obvious from his award nomination that Eric personifies Kevin Eberle’s spirit of “people helping people.” Here’s what a few of his coworkers had to say:
Congratulations to Eric on being selected by his coworkers as McKim & Creed’s 2018 Kevin C. Eberle Vision Award winner.