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Meet DirectBuy's January 2015 Associate of the Month: John Aneston

February 27, 2015

By: DirectBuy

Each month, DirectBuy acknowledges outstanding associates through our peer-recognition program, “Associate of the Month”.

We are proud to announce that John Aneston was named the company’s Associate of the Month for January, 2015.

DirectBuy is built upon giving members an exceptional customer experience through stringent service standards. When a member of the team exemplifies these standards, it’s important to recognize their achievements.

The Associate of the Month demonstrates several outstanding values that include:

  • Ethical business decision making & professionalism
  • Commitment & dedication through words and actions
  • Cost or time-saving Ideas for procedures or processes
  • Creative & resourceful problem solving skills
  • Excellent attendance & promptness
  • Excellence in dealing with people, including positive attitude & communication
  • Overall leadership
  • Overall performance with high level of output and quality work with low error rate
  • Performance above and beyond normal job requirements

John began his DirectBuy career in April 2011. As an Application Developer within the IT department, his work primarily resides within our internal systems, specifically the Point-of-Sale (POS) module. Over the past few months, John has been tasked with leading the development of the POS system; which includes the training and supervision of other POS developers, technical discussions for implementing new changes and balancing numerous project priorities effectively

John’s main focus right now is the development of a new payment device for POS purchases. To develop this device for our company, John has worked diligently to become knowledgeable of the coding standards for PCI Compliance, worked closely with several third party companies and thoroughly designed/tested the new payment device to ensure proper functionality within our clubs and Home Shopping teams. The new device will soon move to the next phase of testing, where John will continue to work closely with our team to complete the device implementation. This new device, along with the entire POS system, is a clear example of how John as delivered value to our company

In the words of Applications Development Manager Stephen Ashford, “John has been an invaluable contributor to the Development Team. He has a solid work ethic, takes pride in his work, is a great collaborator and team player, and produces outstanding results. The recognition that he has received through the Associate of the Month award is well deserved.”

Has a DirectBuy associate gone above-and-beyond to help you make the most of your membership? We'd love to hear about it! Click Here to tell us your story.

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