Department of Defense honors Michels
Todd Nehls, middle, presents the Patriot Award to Brian Johnson and Heidi Bremer.
Michels Corporation was honored Tuesday with a Patriot Award in recognition of its support of employees who serve in the National Guard.
Kyle Tripp, a Michels HSE coordinator in Massachusetts, nominated Michels and his supervisor, HSE Senior Manager Heidi Bremer, for the award. Tripp is a member of the Massachusetts National Guard and is attending officer candidate school.
The Department of Defense presents the prestigious national award to employers that hire Guard and Reserve members and demonstrate superior support to military employees and their families, said Mike Williams, Chairman of the Wisconsin Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee.
Michels has a rich tradition of hiring military veterans as well as those who are still serving in Guard and Reserve units.
“We are very proud to have veterans and guard members in our organization,” said Brian Johnson, Michels Executive Vice President. “We believe in the mission and importance of our military and are thrilled to have fine leaders like Kyle on the Michels team.”