Meet Johnny, an assembler who’s been with us for 10 years

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Johnny accepts the Annual President’s Quality Award from Electro Soft Inc. founder James Wallace in 2016. It was Johnny’s second — he also won in 2010.

Trustiny “Johnny” Khoeum, an assembler, recently celebrated 10 years at Electro Soft, Inc. Johnny, who grew up in Northeast Philadelphia, is a two-time winner of Electro Soft’s Annual President’s Quality Award. His first was in 2010; the second in 2016. Each year, the supervisors and top management put forth names of those who exhibited dedication and a commitment to top quality.

He recently sat down with Executive Vice President Karla Trotman to talk about his journey. Here are some of the highlights of their conversation:

Karla: How did you come to work for Electro Soft?

Johnny: My mom worked here. She said that there were positions open.

Karla: So had you worked in electronics before? Or manufacturing?

Johnny: I never worked in electronics. I worked on an assembly line before coming here, did machine set up for a cleaning supplies company. It was a temp job.

Karla: Then you came here and learned all about electronics. Are you surprised by the fact that you have been here for 10 years?

Johnny: Time flies.

Karla: So what do you like about what you do?

Johnny: I like building things. When I started off I thought it was interesting.

Karla: So what was the most interesting thing you have built so far?

Johnny: Hmm, I don’t know … but I do know the funniest. A harness assembly for a chicken poop burner.

Karla: How do you explain your job to people?

Johnny: I do everything that has to do with wire [laughs].

Karla: I think that you play down all that you do. You are a trainer, you build complex assemblies, electromechanical assemblies, enclosures, wire harnesses and more!

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