Frey & Weiss E-Newsletter – October 2019

Meet the Frey & Weiss Team

April Ralph
Office Assistant

April RalphApril is the Office Assistant and newest employee at Frey & Weiss. She is very proud to be working as part of the 3rd generation in the family company. She graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in Management in 2017, and after college she worked as a nutrition counselor at Options Medical Weight Loss, motivating people to achieve their weight goals. Outside of work, she is the assistant coach and choreographer for Fenton High School’s Junior Varsity and Varsity dance teams. She is also a huge dog lover! She has a Great Dane named Izzy and a mixed Lab named Rachel, as well as having fostered many dogs over the past few years.


Alfonso Martinez

Alfonso MartinezAlfonso has been a member of the Frey & Weiss team for 8 years and is a machine operator during the second shift. He started in the shipping and receiving department, making deliveries and assisting with packaging of finished parts. He rapidly progressed through the company, acquiring diverse skills during his time spent in multiple departments. His versatility enables him to be a valuable part of the second shift team. In addition to his responsibilities as a machinist, Alfonso is also regularly involved with inspection of parts during tool changeovers, cutting and preparing raw material for machining, laser marking, and helping to ensure all processes run smoothly. He embraces the challenges of each day and enjoys the fact that each day is unique. His free time is spent with his kids. Whether taking to them to the park, throwing a ball around, or spending time at home together, he enjoys being a dad.

Frey & Weiss Initiates Leadership Meetings

Frey & Weiss is committed to developing a positive culture based upon teamwork and continuous improvement. With that in mind, the company has instituted ongoing internal leadership meetings to help ensure that employees are communicating effectively and are aligned with the goals and objectives of the company. The September meeting focused on productive conflict resolution and the ongoing improvements and changes that can be implemented to make the workplace better. This session was facilitated by Phil Gafka (a leadership coach and executive trainer) during which Frey & Weiss employees uncovered areas within the organization in that they could drive change that would reap positive results for the company. Each employee was heard, respected, and most importantly, their input was valued.

Training in this endeavor will continue in order to keep everything in check and build upon the success that is achieved.