A tale of aiming higher in manufacturing - tharsus

A tale of aiming higher in manufacturing

We recently celebrated our 2023 Chairman’s Awards at Tharsus and Universal Wolf, honouring colleagues who embody our company's Vision, Mission, and Values. These shining examples inspire us all, so we wanted to take a moment and shine a light on some of our nominees and their stories. 

Category Manufacturing
By Elaine Fullarton

Meet Tharsus Manufacturing Operator, John Matthews

In the bustling world of advanced manufacturing, where every cog in the machine counts, there’s one individual who embodies the spirit of stepping up and aiming higher: John Matthews.

Picture this: a key team leader reassigned to a different project leaving a void in responsibilities. Who offers to step in without hesitation? John Matthews. Offering to cover critical team leader duties, he seamlessly navigated through the challenges that came his way.

From tackling stock issues with the Supply Chain team to collaborating on process glitches within the Manufacturing Operations and Quality Assurance teams, John didn’t just meet expectations; he exceeded them with finesse.

Setting a standard of excellence

But his contributions didn’t stop there.  John dove into the nitty-gritty of manufacturing team training, delving into the intricacies of our skills matrix and leading timing study activities. These endeavours weren’t just about getting the project into production; they were about setting a standard of excellence.

Where every SOP is scrutinized and every minute of manufacturing optimized, John brought this to life through his dedication to COI process improvements. With John at the helm, efficiency became the name of the game.

Yet, what truly sets John apart is his unwavering commitment to going above and beyond. From the day-to-day running of the cell to raising stoppage issues and championing quality enhancements, he’s been a beacon of reliability.

But perhaps the most inspiring part of John’s journey is his relentless pursuit of growth. Despite shouldering additional responsibilities, he didn’t falter. Instead, he rose to the occasion, proving himself a fast learner and a force to be reckoned with.

What makes Tharsus, Tharsus

So, here’s to John Matthews, the epitome of Tharsus’ core value, Aim Higher.  His story reminds us that greatness isn’t just about team work and achieving goals; it’s about pushing boundaries, embracing challenges, and leaving a lasting impact.  Congratulations, John, on your Chairman’s Award nomination!

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