Host Jesse Tyler is joined by three great employee owners at 100% ESOP Tech Etch, Margaret Liss, Operations Quality Manager; John Matthews, Production Supervisor; and Paige Craft, Photo Tool Technician.
Each guest shares personal insights on what ownership means to them; how they describe ownership when talking to family, friends, and strangers; the three words they use to describe ownership; their EO A-ha moments; and why anyone seeking work should consider a career at Tech Etch.
The goal of this podcast is to have owner-to-owner discussions about a wide range of ownership experiences and culture topics, and to bring more insight into the individual ownership experience.
About Tech Etch (from its website)
Tech Etch was founded in 1964 by George Keeler, who pioneered the photo chemical etching process and grew Tech Etch to be in step with high-tech manufacturing industries. He also understood that every good company knows that the people are the most vital asset of the organization. Without top quality talent who care about their work, no business can thrive. That’s why George decided to make Tech Etch employee-owned through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). An ESOP is a qualified defined-contribution employee benefit plan that provides the workforce with an ownership interest in the company. As employee-owners we directly influence Tech Etch’s stock price with increased performance, innovation and quality. We personally benefit when Tech Etch thrives In the simplest terms, our ESOP is a retirement plan. Stock accumulated through our ESOP is part of Tech Etch’s benefits package, which also includes a 401(k) plan; health, dental, and life insurance plans; and comprehensive paid time off.
Tech Etch was named the 2022 ESOP Company of the Year by the New England Chapter of the ESOP Association.