vi·sion·ar·y· noun · (from Latin “one who see”) someone who is able to imagine how a thing should be and strives to make it so.
The Visionary is appointed by Vista each month as recognition for seeing a need in the organization and taking initiative to satisfy it without being prompted. This team member goes above and beyond their daily responsibilities and does so with an outstanding attitude. This month, Jason Welmerink our Technical Services Manager was nominated by our President, Jeff Stevens.
“Our company owes an incredible debt to Jason. As a 22-year long employee of our company, Jason’s done so many amazing things for our customers and employees over the years. The Covid-19 pandemic was no exception. His dedication to Vista is hard to put into words. In the middle of our stay-at-home order, Jason was deemed an essential employee because of his role within the organization. Not only did he stand up for the challenge in the face of an incredibly scary time but he did it courage, commitment and grace. He also kept me company in the office during one the loneliest times in my professional career. I got to see what a phenomenal employee he is, what a dedicated family man he is and what a friend to me he has become. It’s the kind behavior that truly defines what we mean as “Visionary”. People with this kind of depth of character are hard to find.” – Jeff Stevens
“The Visionary award is highly prestigious, and I never expected to be recognized. To be caught in a slump carrying a candle as a torch is difficult. Having the visionary nomination is like putting high octane gas on a dwindling flame about to go out. The bon fire is burning again and I am truly humbled that I get noticed and that what I do matters. With a warm heart it goes unsaid that I love my work and look forward to another challenge every day. It feels good to be recognized, so I thank you all.” – Jason Welmerink.
Jason started with Vista in logistics in June of 1998. He moved to technical a year and a half later and in 2011 he was promoted to Technical Services Manager; he now he oversees our seven technicians. Jason is from Rockford, MI, has two boys, a stepdaughter, and two grandchildren. In his spare time, Jason enjoys coaching wrestling, spending time with family, practicing wheelies and hole-shots on his dirt bike and throwing rocks off bridges.