2015 ITW CSR Report

Working Together

Inspiring healthy actions

ITW Wellness Champions share a passion for improving the health and wellness of themselves and their fellow colleagues. Here are a few highlights from some of our champions:

Tamara Paramski
Human Resource Generalist, ITW Electronics Group, Carol Stream, Illinois

“I’ve been a Wellness Champion since we started our wellness incentive programs in 2012. I like the educational aspect and that it’s helpful to everyone in the business. As a result of participating in the program, a few team members realized they had chronic health conditions when they had their wellness screening. If they had not participated in the screening, they may have found out much later. Thankfully, they are now treating their conditions and I think that has inspired others to be more active in our wellness program.”

Landon Owen
Manufacturing Engineer, ITW CIP, Gallatin, Tennessee

“Being a Wellness Champion gives me the opportunity to be involved in something at ITW outside the scope of engineering. I think the lunch and learn events are the best part. We gain valuable information, and I think many of our team members apply what they learn in order to better their health.”

Beth Corey
Administrative Assistant, ITW Medical, Hebron, Illinois

“I really enjoy helping my colleagues get motivated to make a lifestyle change. We’ve had a few people lose quite a bit of weight, and for me, that is exciting to see. My favorite program is our annual walk/run. In 2015, we doubled our participation in the event from the previous year.”

Michelle O’Brien
Marketing & Communications Specialist, Kester, Itasca, Illinois

“I have been Kester’s Wellness Champion since June 2015, and I enjoy helping my fellow colleagues live a healthier life and carrying out the Living Well at ITW standards. This past year, we had an on-site exercise class, and we are gearing up for more programs in 2016, starting with a weight management program.”

Michelle Myers
Corporate Paralegal, ITW Corporate, Glenview, Illinois

“I like the contact I have with my fellow colleagues about health and wellness topics. For the coming year, I’d love to see us increase participation in the Living Well at ITW Campaign. Even though it’s a big commitment, I think it can have a great impact on the health and wellness of our colleagues.”