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Faith Technologies Project Manager Recognized with ESGR Patriot Award from Department of Defense

Evan Blakeman, Project Manager, and Scott Neuser, Senior Chief Petty OfficerMenasha, Wis. (Feb. 3, 2015) – Project Manager Evan Blakeman and Faith Technologies received a Patriot Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) for providing extraordinary support to employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve in Wisconsin. This is the second Patriot Award Faith Technologies has received in less than one year.

The ESGR, a Department of Defense operational committee, works to develop and promote supportive workplaces for National Guard and Reserve service members. Senior Chief Petty Officer Scott Neuser, journeyman, nominated Blakeman and Faith Technologies for this award because of the resources, job security and support the company offers to employees throughout military leaves.

“Faith Technologies has many service men and women who make sacrifices to serve our country,” Blakeman said. “These men and women are an important part of the organization, and we are humbled to be recognized for providing them with a supportive work environment. It is a small payment for their service to our nation.”

Faith Technologies employee Brian Zager, director of engineering, was recognized with the same award in February 2014; he was nominated by 1st Lt. Jeffrey Kohler, engineering team leader – Milwaukee.

“Today’s employers are strategic partners in our National Defense,” said LeRoy Frahm, Wisconsin ESGR volunteer. “Their active support of their Guard and Reserve employees is critical to the success of maintaining the strength and mission readiness of our nation.”

After the Patriot Award presentation on Monday, Jan. 19, Keith Verstegen, group manager, signed an official Statement of Support for all those who serve, which will be displayed in Faith Technologies’ Appleton office lobby.

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About Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense operational committee, seeks to foster a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States. ESGR facilitates and promotes a cooperative culture of employer support for National Guard and Reserve service by developing and advocating mutually beneficial initiatives, recognizing outstanding employer support, increasing awareness of applicable laws and policies, resolving potential conflicts between employers and their service members, and acting as the employers’ principal advocate within DoD. Paramount to ESGR’s mission is encouraging employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce. For more information about ESGR, visit www.esgr.mil.