Douglas Leadership Members Receive Patriot Awards

News Release


Contact: Sara Hoidahl, Marketing & Communications Manager

ALEXANDRIA, MN. (November 3, 2021) – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is a Department of Defense program that develops and promotes supportive work environments for service members in the National Guard and Reserve. An employee serving in the National Guard or Reserve, or the spouse of a Guard or Reserve member, may nominate individual supervisors for support provided directly to the nominating Service member and his or her family. The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support citizen warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families, and granting leaves of absence if needed.

On November 2, Staff Sergeant Jeremy Jasmer, Minnesota Army National Guard service member and Mechanical Designer at Douglas, presented Jason Stich, Director of Shrink Wrap Products, and Rod Tebben, Engineering Manager, with Patriot Awards. Staff Sergeant Jasmer recently completed a last-minute year-long deployment to the Horn of Africa. “During difficult times with COVID, I was given a 10 week notice that I would be leaving for a year,” Jasmer stated. “Rod and Jason not only ensured that my projects were taken care of pre-deployment but also offered to support my wife if anything was needed in my absence. During my reintegration back to civilian work and life they have been very supportive as well, helping me transition. Knowing that my supervisors at Douglas were supportive of my mission greatly helped me and my family get through the Deployment.” Douglas is honored to congratulate Jason Stich and Rod Tebben, and sincerely thanks Staff Sergeant Jasmer for his service.

Founded in 1964, Douglas is a global leader in automated secondary packaging solutions for paperboard, corrugated and shrink film. The company specializes in the design and manufacture of case and tray packers, shrink wrap systems, cartoners, multipackers, sleevers, and variety pack systems. Based in Alexandria, Minnesota, Douglas is an employee‐owned company that has installed more than 11,000 machines in 30 countries.

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