Recognizing Those Who Make the Staffing Industry Move

2016 U.S. Associate of the Year: Maria “Ma” Cristina Torres

Behind every toy on store shelves, every household cleaning product locked under kitchen sinks and all of the groceries filling refrigerators everywhere is the hard work of millions of contingent employees throughout the country.

MaEvery day, many Staff Management | SMX associates walk through the doors of Johnsonville Sausage in Sheboygan Falls, WI. It takes a workforce of dedicated, attentive and proud individuals to ensure Johnsonville’s products are produced with the premium quality that consumers have come to expect of the award-winning sausage brand.

If you were to visit Johnsonville’s Sheboygan facility and walk down the numerous production lines, you would spot an associate by the name of Maria “Ma” Cristina Torres diligently inspecting products for quality – ensuring that only the best make it to the consumer. Small in stature but ample in spirit, Ma has certainly made her mark within the Staff Management | SMX and Johnsonville families.

Ma became part of the Staff Management | SMX family in 2000 and has stayed with us longer than any other associate on site. Working most days and every other weekend, Ma was recently recognized for hitting a milestone she is very proud of – working a total of 25,000 hours throughout her time with Staff Management |


2016 Canadian Associate of the Year: Vishnu RamdoneeVishnu

What does it mean to take pride in your work?

Is it striving to do your best every day? Having an attention to detail so precise that you are known for producing only the highest quality work? Starting each day focused on becoming even better than the day before?

If so, taking pride in his work is something Staff Management | SMX associate Vishnu Ramdonee does every day.

Vishnu works as a forklift operator for Staff Management | SMX at Mars Inc. in Bolton, ON. Mars Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of many products, ranging from pet care to confectionery treats we have all come to know and love.

Since joining the Staff Management | SMX family in 2012, Vishnu has since established himself as an integral part of the team.