(Beaver Dam, Wis.) Pam Korth, Apache's Human Resources Manager, was recognized as the Human Resources Manager of the Year (medium size business category), awarded by the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) at Policy Day in Madison, Wisconsin, August 6th.

The award is given to the professional who exhibits value through best practices and effectiveness and a proven track record of giving back to the community and HR profession. Pam received the state-wide award for the medium category for companies with 100 - 500 employees.

Pam was recognized for a 91% employee retention rate at Apache, continuous participation in Welding Boot Camp and apprenticeship programs. Community and professional activities include Chairperson of the MBA (Manufacturer's Business Alliance of Dodge County), shared recipient of Wisconsin Fast Forward grant for welding training and placement, Moraine Park Technical College committees, Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce member, City of Beaver Dam Development Committee member and Dodge County SHRM member.

Ed Paradowski, Apache's president says, "Pam's commitment to Apache Stainless Equipment and to her role as HR Manager cannot be overstated.  She is a true professional that continues to deliver results for Apache and the community. I was proud to nominate Pam for the Human Resources Professional of the Year award, and no disrespect to other worthy nominees, I had little doubt that Pam would be selected as the 2018 award winner. Her resume of accomplishments is impressive. Apache Stainless is fortunate to have Pam leading our HR team."

Apache Stainless provide stainless capital equipment to industrial markets with product groups including ASME tanks, small/portable vessels, contract manufacturing and Mepaco food processing equipment.