Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Happy Retirement Dick Bonanza!

Today marked the end of an era for Dynalab Corp. We are wishing farewell and happy retirement to a long time employee, co-worker and friend Dick Bonanza.

Dick started working at Dynalab Corp. back in 1963 making this his 46th year of dedicated service. Since our company was established in 1957, Dick sets the record for longest years of service... by far! He has done it all, been a valuable employee in every department and will be missed for many years to come.

Dynalab Corp. management hosted an off-site picnic luncheon today for the entire company in Dick's honor with his family in attendance. Speeches were given by Billy Potter (Design and Manufacturing Engineer), Bob Pfeil (Vice President of Operations) and Martin Davies (C.E.O. and President). There were many smiles, a lot of handshakes and even a tear or two. Dick has been a friend to us all, willing to lend a helping hand whenever possible.

Dynalab Corp. (Dynalon Labware) is an interesting company to work for. In my 15 years here, Dick is only the second employee I have witnessed retire. One may think that's because people don't make Dynalab their career but truly it's just the opposite. We have employees with 10, 20 and even 30 or more years of service still in employment. One of today's speeches (Billy Potter) was a testament to a 30 year friendship and working relationship between these two men. It was fun to hear the stories and spurred later conversations between other long time employees.

Thank you Dick, for all your years of dedicated service and best wishes in retirement! You will be missed as a co-worker and a friend to many.