Posted tagged ‘team building’

Head Banging Billy Goats Win again!!!!

February 7, 2014

The Head Banging Billy Goats take the win for the second month in a row in Innovative IDM’s Legendary Customer Service competition.

Lead by their fearless leader Gina Arredondo, the Head Banging Billy Goats used every tool to their advantage in pulling out a win for the month of January.

When asked how they felt about the win the Billy Goats responded “Feels Good”.

The team will now plan a team lunch later this month on the company and also have earned themselves a half day off!!

Head Bangin Billy Goats Feb 2014 Resized

Great job to all involved!!

For Innovative IDM employees, our company values are inherent

January 16, 2014

For our team, company values are inherent

As I sit sipping on my mason jar of red, I think about the dedication and tenacity of our legendary team. Vitalii, our newest Oklahoma team member and I were in a lobby awaiting our last appointment after a long week of many introductions. Suddenly a phone call from his home security provider interrupts our conversation. Someone had broken into his home!

Vitalii never said a word even though he had to catch a plane that afternoon to return home for a long awaited return to Eastern Europe to visit family. I overheard the conversation and had to coerce him to go and check on his home. If someone had damaged his door or window he would be under the wire to get it repaired and still make the flight, or worse he could have suffered a loss more significant.

Vitalii never once took steps to cancel or leave to check his investment, instead he was going to stay the course and fulfill our obligation. Finally wisdom prevailed and we made the decision to check on his house. One half hour after we parted ways he took initiative and let me know the status of his demise. During his return to U.S. soil he found himself stranded in the airport due to a massive Arctic vortex that engulfed 80% of the continental US. Most people would wallow in their sorrows and have an “airport horror story” to tell, but did this dash Vitalii’s spirit? No! He took an assessment of the circumstances, determined his own fate and went out to enjoy the evening, see the sites, and even thought to pick up this bottle of wine for his new friend and colleague, JP. Thanks Vitalii.

On Tuesday morning after a 24 hour lay over in a foreign airport, tortured by jet lag, travel weary Vitalii was online and ready to go bright and early ready to attack with a positive attitude, bringing ideas of who to see, setting appointments and walking it out determined to take full advantage of the time he had to provide legendary customer service.

Now that’s a team player with a positive tone, dedicated and reliable, trustworthy and initiative driven. I want that guy calling on our customers.
I am glad to be on his team! Innovative IDM is made up of the greatest people, and the people are what set us apart.

— JP Childress


January 15, 2014


Thanks to the hard work of the Board Repair Team and the Panel Shop, we were able to clean out all the scrap from the warehouse and make a little coin also, over $300 to be exact! We took all the unusable scrap to local recycle center and now our next three Legendary Grills are funded! Great work Houston.

— Marc Phelps

The newest class of FNGs have begun training!!

September 24, 2013

The newest class of FNGs have begun training!!

Everyone loves the FNGs! (Fun New Guys……..right??)
Today’s festivities included a full day of training classes divided by a Phot Scavenger Hunt and Pizza Party at the Innovative IDM HQ in Dallas. The North Texas Sales Team greated these FNGs with thier own Cup Cake Cake to celebrate the event.

Welcome to the team!!

Board Breaking Revisited

January 13, 2009

marcusboardMarcus, one of Innovative’s newest team members, took out a little frustration in our company meeting last week, not totally unlike some of the vistors to the ISA trade show last October.

Yet another reason to work for Innovative Automation, where being bored board has a different meaning.

Don’t Try This at Home

January 12, 2009

skillieropsSkillie came in to work on Saturday to do some programming, walked toward his desk and ended up in this mess. How’d this happen?