By Mr. Justin Eimers, CECOMNovember 21, 2012
TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- A management analyst here has been named a depot Employee of the Quarter.
Kathryn DeBenedetto was honored for the senior category award as a Tobyhanna 2012 Employee of the Quarter for the third quarter.
DeBenedetto works in the Production Management Directorate's Commodity Workload Branch and has been a depot employee for more than two years. As a management analyst, she has served a vital role in providing accurate data for the depot's Logistics Modernization Program (LMP). Her efforts have resulted in the reduction of more than 100,000 hours of false demand in LMP.
Branch Chief Martin Nealon says DeBenedetto's work has produced immediate benefits including avoiding unnecessary overtime, reduction in slipped schedules, increased customer satisfaction and reduced costs.
"Kathryn has taken on a leadership role both inside and outside of the branch and the directorate during the LMP system cleanup effort," said Nealon. "Her knowledge, can-do attitude and willingness to help out wherever she is needed have been integral parts in educating management analysts, production controllers and shop supervisors."
DeBenedetto has carried out her day-to-day responsibilities while assuming additional duties during temporary assignments. No matter how much work she is faced with, she says her job makes her proud and provides a sense of accomplishment.
"I welcome additional work because it gives me the opportunity to learn more about areas outside of what I do on a normal day," she said. "As long as I maintain this attitude, I feel as though I can be successful in whatever I do."
DeBenedetto says being honored as an Employee of the Quarter is an achievement that is a result of not only her own dedication, but that of her coworkers as well.
"To be recognized by my peers and supervisors is a phenomenal accomplishment, but I wouldn't have been able to make such an impact without their support and guidance," she said.
Tobyhanna Army Depot is the Defense Department's largest center for the repair, overhaul and fabrication of a wide variety of electronics systems and components, from tactical field radios to the ground terminals for the defense satellite communications network. Tobyhanna's missions support all branches of the Armed Forces.
About 5,400 personnel are employed at Tobyhanna, which is located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. Tobyhanna Army Depot is part of the U.S. Army CECOM. Headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., the command's mission is to research, develop, acquire, field and sustain communications, command, control computer, intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors capabilities for the Armed Forces.