Paid Forward to Charity

Achieving millions of dollars in savings while improving safety is a robust payback on one year’s continuous improvement efforts. So when Joel Beezhold, Vice President of Quality & Continuous Improvement at Johnson Controls Automotive Interiors (JCI), and his team were recognized for this and named the top, “gold” award winners in the KT International Rational Process Achievement Awards last year, Beezhold didn’t hesitate to share the wealth. JCI passed along their prize winnings to YoungLives, a program that offers teen moms relief from the isolation and struggle of their daily lives and hope for the future.

YoungLives mentors provide friendship, parenting advice, and help in meeting the practical demands of raising a child. YoungLives club is a place for teen moms to build friendships and enjoy activities and childcare in a safe and positive environment. According to Sheila Coppinger, Kalamazoo, MI, YoungLives Coordinator, the JCI donation supports local efforts including leadership training for new mentors and supplies for YoungLives club activities.

The benefits of outstanding work so often continue to grow—and in many unexpected ways!

See a summary of what placed Johnson Controls in the winning category for the KT Process Achievement Awards. 2013 KT Process Achievement Award Winners

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