Crystal D Recognizes First Quarter WOW Champs for 2012



Contact: Audra Lehnert
Phone: 800-544-1131


Crystal D, a Leading Supplier of Corporate Awards and Plaques, Recognizes First Quarter WOW Champs 2012 at National Employee Appreciation Celebration
March 6, 2011 – St. Paul, Minn. – – Crystal D recognized a group of five employees on March 2 as first quarter WOW Champs at a company meeting celebrating National Employee Appreciation Day.


WOW Champs are nominated by their peers for exemplifying one of Crystal D’s five core values: Integrity, Quality, Respect, Commitment, and Passion.


The first quarter champions for 2012 are:


  • Kong Thao – Quality
  • Toua Yang – Commitment
  • Bukhari Arab – Respect
  • Kim Kiefat – Integrity
  • John Stefani – Passion


Each WOW Champ received a certificate, a personal gift, and a decorated cupcake. The WOW Champs are now in the running to be one of Crystal D’s 2012 Value Champions at the annual WOW Day meeting.


The WOW Champs were honored during a company-wide celebration of National Employee Appreciation Day. The company thanked each employee with the breakfast of champions – donuts and juice in honor of this national celebration.


“We practice what we preach here at Crystal D,” says Mike Irvine, vice president of operations. “We love recognition, we use it, we celebrate it, and we learn from it. Today was a great day to combine two wonderful occasions: WOW Champs and National Employee Appreciation Day!”


About Crystal D

Crystal D ( is a dynamic organization comprised of individuals who are Memory Makers – they deliver the Crystal D brand in a way that makes “The WOW Effect™” come alive for their employees, their customers, the people who receive their awards, and their vendors. Crystal D has been a leading supplier of corporate awards to the promotional products industry for more than 18 years. The company offers a total of 1,200+ awards and plaques, seven imprint processes and eight substrates to the industry.