We’ve created a variety of development programs to help our employees reach their own distinct career goals, from formalized technical and core competency training to internal apprenticeship programs. We also encourage professional growth and career development by prioritizing promotions from within the company and supporting a culture of open communication.
While we take pride in crafting top-notch products, we’re more than just a product-focused company. Our deep commitment extends to our dedicated employees, and we’re eager to share their narratives. These are the stories of our shared journey, as we stand united as one cohesive community.
As a project manager at G&W Electric, Naomi has experienced substantial personal and professional growth, thanks to the company's support, which includes external training programs and learning from experienced colleagues. G&W Electric's global presence has allowed her to witness the worldwide impact of G&W Electric's products and engage in international business interactions. However, what truly motivates her is the positive work environment created by her colleagues' cohesive mindset and the owner's genuine concern for employee well-being. The company's unwavering commitment to employee success is evident through their continuous support and willingness to assist in various capacities.
Kyle graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in electrical engineering and sought a job that would allow him to apply his technical expertise while exploring business and communication skills. He found his niche in the power industry and began his career as an application engineer at G&W Electric. Kyle's proudest accomplishment was transitioning into a solution architect, where he enjoyed solving customer problems.
In his current role as a manager of application engineering, Kyle finds fulfillment in mentoring the next generation of engineers, sharing industry knowledge, and instilling the values of G&W Electric. When seeking employment, Kyle's top priorities included ethical values, growth opportunities, and a collaborative work environment. G&W Electric aligns with his passion for the power industry and provides continuous chances for professional development and growth, making it an ideal fit for his career.
Norma Mankowski has always been interested in inspiring others through her teaching. Born and raised in Mexico, Norma moved to the Chicago area 17 years ago. After 10 years of training employees at a healthcare transportation company, she made the decision to spend more time with her youngest child and became a full-time mom. Once all of her kids were in school, Norma felt the urge to return to her first love: teaching others to succeed. She is also enrolled at Northern Illinois University to obtain her teaching license and a degree in Applied Management: Instructional Technology, Training and Evaluation.
Beginning his electrical manufacturing career as a forklift driver in 1998, Fernando Mena has always been a quick learner with the determination to consistently climb the company ladder. After only six months as forklift driver at Joslyn Manufacturing, he transferred to the company’s injection molding department. Shortly after, he was approached by the plant manager to take over the cable accessories team.