|PennDOT Honors Star of Excellence Recipients|
Agency Recognizes 31 Employees Across Pennsylvania
INDIANA – PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch today recognized 31 PennDOT employees for their outstanding performance with the Star of Excellence Award, PennDOT’s highest recognition. Two employees from PennDOT’s District 10, which represents Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana, and Jefferson counties were among the honorees.
“The people we’re recognizing show an intense dedication to their jobs and serve as examples for their co-workers,” Schoch said. “They continually rise to the challenge of making our large organization more efficient, all while maintaining our transportation system and often putting their jobs before personal needs. I’m humbled to be part of an organization with such stellar team members.”
Local winners, George Spiering, of the Armstrong County Maintenance Office in Kittanning, and Dan Reader, formerly employed in the Finals Unit at District 10, and now in the Construction Unit at PennDOT District 2, were honored this afternoon at an awards luncheon at the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg.
District Executive, Joseph P. Dubovi, III, P. E., extended congratulations and thanks to Dan and George. “We in District 10 join their friends and family in congratulating both of them on this honor. Both employees are well respected and continually contribute to the success of the organization,” said Dubovi.
George A. Spiering currently holds the position of Maintenance Repairman at District 10’s Armstrong County Maintenance Office in Kittanning. His focus on innovation and problem solving has assisted in increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization over his 23-year career. George mentors and coaches new employees and shares his expertise to increase their job knowledge. George resides in Leechburg.
Daniel L. Reader, Transportation Construction Manager, held positions in District 10 for 11 years and has recently moved on to continue his career in District 2 in Clearfield. Dan developed process improvements and technical innovations to increase the number of construction projects closed out. Dan’s attention to detail, and technical assistance resulted in the close out of 15 projects freeing up funds to be allocated to other projects. Dan resides in Houtzdale in Clearfield County.
The Star of Excellence Awards are presented annually to employees who represent the department’s values of service, performance and integrity. The recipients represent a variety of organizational positions, spanning the areas of highway maintenance, driver and vehicle services, programming, communications, design, and engineering.