Acknowledging a long-standing commitment to hiring and supporting veterans, Ricoh USA, Inc.’s own employee veterans will be featured on Military Makeover: Operation Career airing on Lifetime TV this fall.
The segment tells the stories of how three Ricoh employees transferred skills learned in the military to build successful careers at the company, including:
- Brian Brockson served as Captain in the Army and is now the Vice President of Ricoh USA’s Supply Chain. Brockson shares how his experience on the Army flight crew parlayed into a leadership role at Ricoh.
- Cassie Hill discusses how her time in the National Guard equipped her with skills including adapting to change and giving proper attention to detail that have enabled her to build a career at Ricoh, where she grew from a customer service representative to a team lead.
- Andrew Janovicz shares how four years of active duty in the Marine Corps led him to a career at Ricoh. Today, along with his work at Ricoh, Janovicz continues to be in the Marine Reserves, and as a Marine for Life representative he helps transitioning Marines and families find new opportunities in civilian life.
“It was an honor for me to represent all of the Ricoh veterans and to share with the world why I believe Ricoh’s commitment to the military and its employees is unmatched,” said Brockson. “It took me well outside my comfort zone, but Ricoh’s focus on a diverse, healthy and prosperous employee base, particularly relating to our veterans’ programs is a story worth telling. I was happy to be a small part of it.”
In recent years, Ricoh has increased its commitment to veteran hiring, netting significant increases across the country and winning Ricoh a Best Veteran Hiring Award from the Coalition for Government Procurement. The Military Makeover: Operation Career segment also includes footage from Ricoh’s fifth annual Run for Heroes event, which raises funds for veterans’ charities. The company partners with a number of organizations around the nation to hire U.S. veterans, sponsoring and attending veteran-centric career fairs, and even recruiting on military bases to help make veterans’ transition from military duty to a civilian career as early and smoothly as possible.
“We value our veterans’ service and recognize that we owe them a debt that can never truly be repaid. But to help, we prioritize easing the transition of our nation’s heroes back into the workplace,” said Donna Venable, Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Deputy General Manager, Shared Services, Ricoh Americas. “Veterans are proven achievers who understand the value of perseverance perhaps better than anyone. They are excellent teammates, and Ricoh is honored to have become the preferred workplace for so many of our servicemen and women. We are excited to continue our efforts to recruit more veterans, and to enhance the ways we support them, both on and off the job.”
This episode of Military Makeover: Operation Career airing on Lifetime TV will debut on Friday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 a.m. ET with a replay scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 a.m. ET (check local listings). To learn more, visit www.ricoh-usa.com/veterans.