Donnie Weeden - Frank Manning Award

Every year, TEK Northeast proudly presents the Frank “Chip” Manning Service Award to recognize the outstanding contributions of an employee who exemplifies dedication and excellence. This prestigious award pays tribute to the remarkable career of Frank “Chip” Manning, spanning over three decades, during which he played a pivotal role in TEK’s growth as an industry leader in supplying high-purity piping components to the biotech and semiconductor sectors. Chip’s enduring legacy lies not just in professional achievements but in his commitment to coaching and mentoring TEK’s future leaders.

Chip Manning established the gold standard for customer service, a benchmark that continues to guide us today. His legacy as a coach and mentor, always empowering his colleagues to succeed, is the inspiration behind this esteemed service award.

It brings us immense pleasure to announce Mr. Donnie Weeden as the recipient of the 2023 TEK NorthEast Frank (Chip) Manning Annual Service Award. Donnie, serving as TEK Northeast’s Continuous Improvement Manager, has been instrumental in enhancing our quality program, successfully navigating an OSHA audit, revitalizing our operating and sales SOPs, leading our Six Sigma program, and spearheading our pursuit of ISO 13845 certification.

Let’s extend our heartfelt congratulations to Donnie for this well-deserved accomplishment. In honoring him, we not only celebrate an individual but also uphold the spirit of excellence that defines the legacy of Frank “Chip” Manning.

Jim Hoefner
President, TEK Centers of Excellence

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