The Wisconsin Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) honored Linetec’s production supervisor Tom Danen with a Patriot Award.

From left to right: Spc. Andrew Jimenez, Tom Danen and Dave Monk

The U.S. Department of Defense agency presented the award to Danen, the company’s production supervisor for paint applications, on September 6.

Spc. Andrew Jimenez nominated Danen for “extraordinary support” of employees who participate in military service. Jimenez serves in the U.S. Army Reserve, assigned to the 687th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion in Brokaw, Wis. Before joining the Guard full-time, he worked with Danen at Linetec.

“It was a pleasure working with Andrew,” said Danen, after receiving the award from ESGR representative Dave Monk. “His hard work and dedication to his job at Linetec were greatly appreciated. I greatly admire and thank Andrew for his service in the U.S. Army Reserve.”

Danen noted that he grew up in a military family, and both of his parents were in the Reserve. He remembered, “The companies they worked for were flexible with their work schedules, so it just came second nature to me that Linetec would be this way.”

The U.S. National Guard and Reserve currently includes 1.3 million members. The ESGR accepts Patriot Award nominations from all members of the National Guard and Reserve.