At Society Awards we don’t only value our clients, but we also value our talented employees. Meet our production team. This team works day and night to finalize the elegant awards we offer here at SA. We have interviewed them before, but now we are digging even deeper to really understand why they love what they do. Keep on reading to discover what goes on behind the scenes in our Oklahoma warehouse

Clark Leoppard – Production Specialist (CL)

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SA: You previously mentioned that you loved getting up and going to a job feeling happy every day. What do you enjoy the most about your job?

CL: I would have to say the people I work with, because that’s what truly makes the job.

SA: What is the most challenging aspect of your responsibilities?

CL: Time management, because when the busy season hits, you’ve got to stay on top of it.

SA: List four traits you would tell prospective SA Production Specialists they need to have.

CL: Patience, accountability, responsibility and the ability to be a team player.

Ben Ideker – Production Supervisor (BI)

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SA: You described your average work day as constant communicating, thinking and running. Which part of that do you enjoy the most?

BI: Mm well, thinking because we have to keep the brain in exercise, and running for sure because the faster the day goes by the better.

SA: How do you react to unexpected challenges and problem solving on the job?

BI: Well we have them pretty much every day, so we don’t get surprised by them anymore. You learn to attack them fast and find a solution.

SA: List four traits you would tell prospective SA Production Specialists they need to have.

BI: Organizational skills, ability to prioritize, good communication skills because we are constantly communicating through phone, email etc., quick decisive decisions since we are on a schedule and productivity needs to keep going out the door.

SA: You handle beautiful awards for prestigious organizations. What goes through your mind?

BI: At first it is very nerve racking and scary if you are handling these awards worth thousands of dollars and you make a mistake your doomed but after you get confidence.

Rick Long – Production Specialist (RL)

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SA: Previously, you listed ensuring smooth operations as a priority. Are you more of an organizer or a problem solver?

RL: I would say problem solver.

SA: What is the most challenging aspect of your responsibilities?

RL: Making sure everything is perfect before it leaves the building.

SA: List four traits you would tell prospective SA Production Specialists they need to have.

RL: Got to be creative, good with hand, be able to multitask and work well under pressure.

SA: What skills acquired from previous jobs or life experiences have served you well at SA?

RL: Computer skills.

SA: Tell us about your creative side

RL: I like to build things with my hands

SA: You handle beautiful awards for prestigious organizations. What goes through your mind?

RA: I think about what actual person is going to be holding that particular award and think about whether they are going to like it or not.


Tim Wood – Production Assistant (TW)

Society Awards (SA)

SA: You mentioned learning twice in your responses to previous questions. Describe the most valuable things you have learned at SA.

TW: Team work and attention to detail.

SA: What is the most challenging aspect of your responsibilities?

TW: Quality. Making sure everything is up to standards when it ships out.

SA: List four traits you would tell prospective SA Production Specialists they need to have.

TW: Good at multitasking, attention for detail, creative, problem solving.

SA: What skills acquired from previous jobs or life experiences have served you well at SA?

TW: ability to repair quick fixes.