Kalas embraces the opportunity to highlight associates who actively live the values and behaviors of our organization. Janina Leid, Manager of the Bulk Wire Account Management team, was our most recent honoree – receiving recognition as the associate of the year living our values.

Janina’s Story of Growth & Leadership

Janina joined Kalas in July 1994 and has held a wide range of responsibilities throughout her tenure. She worked within the ECPD (Engineered Cable Products Division) in cable assembly, shipping, and customer service. In 2013, she was promoted to her current role and transitioned to the Bulk Wire division, where she currently works today. Throughout all of her transitions and roles & responsibilities, she has remained an upbeat, capable, and positive teammate. Janina is known for her cheery disposition, customer-centric attitude, attention to detail, and infectious laugh.

Grateful for Her Career at Kalas

Janina is equally grateful for the opportunities afforded to her by Kalas and the ability to work closely with cross-functional team members to solve customer problems and improve internal processes. “I really enjoy our team interactions and the ability to continue learning and developing, so I can teach and train others that would love the opportunity to grow within the company.  Many relationships have been built over the years, not only internally but with customers as well. I really appreciate all the opportunities I have had and have learned that through hard work and dedication, they have enhanced my career.”

Living Our Values

When asked which company value – Caring, Integrity, Honesty, Respect, Rewarding, Giving – resonates most with her, Janina responded, “I appreciate and value all the behaviors but Giving stands out the most. In my eyes, this is teamwork and communicating openly, honestly and effectively with co-workers and customers. It’s about giving guidance and knowledge to others so they can also be successful.” Janina added, “Kalas has been a wonderful company to work for and I’d like to thank everyone who I’ve worked with over the years for giving me all the opportunities to grow and develop my career. I am grateful to be surrounded by so many talented people. Keep smiling and laughing!”

We are honored for the commitment and loyalty Janina has dedicated to Kalas throughout her 25 years of service. She embraces challenges, helps others, takes pride in her work, and does it all with a smile. Sincere thanks for all you, Janina!!