ARARAT - AME Systems recently recognised staff for their continuous and current dedicated service including five, 10, 15 and 20 year service awards.
Special presentations by Board Directors, John Gault and Ross Hatton of gold watches for 20 years' service were made to Jaime Batobaloni and Kerry Marshall who both work in the Engineering Department.
Mr Batobaloni came to Australia from the Philippines in 1990. Using his civil engineering skills he initially took on a job as a surveyor with the Ararat council then moved across to AME Systems in March 1993, with his civil drafting experience a much welcomed skill.
Over the years Mr Batobaloni, a quiet and loyal member of the AME Systems team, has been responsible for removing hand drawn visuals on assembly boards, an integral part of the company's visual board instructions.
Ms Marshall moved from Melbourne in early 1993 where she was working for a wiring corporation, and relocated to Stawell.
In June that year she took up a position with AME Systems in the manufacturing area where she was able to put her skills to good use over the next 10 years.
To build on these skills Ms Marshall took up a position as a technician in the methods area in 2003, and in 2005 moved across to the engineering department.
"Both Jaime and Kerry are loyal and dedicated staff members who are highly skilled and add extensive experience to the business," manager sales and engineering Nick Carthew said.
"We applaud their contribution and both are worthy recipients of the 20 year special awards."