Ascend Named One of Houston's Healthiest Employers
Ascend Performance Materials Operations LLC
600 Travis Street Suite 300
Houston, TX, 77002-2929
Press release date: September 26, 2013
HOUSTON - Ascend Performance Materials has been named one of Houston's Healthiest Employers by the Houston Business Journal.
"We are proud to be recognized as a healthy place to work," said Malcolm O'Neal, vice president of Human Resources. "Our company and team members are genuinely committed to setting and achieving wellness goals and creating an overall culture of health and growth. A culture of health and growth is critical to the overall success of our business, and that can only be achieved through the engagement of our team members and their families."
Ascend offers an integrated approach of physical, financial and emotional wellness programs and benefits for employees and dependents, including Virgin HealthMiles, site based Weight Watchers teams, Ascend Coordinated Health Care managed by Quantum, a financial wellness program to create a debt-free living pathway for all employees, gym memberships and discounts, onsite medical clinics, biometrics screenings and a comprehensive benefits package. O'Neal credits the success and breadth of Ascend's wellness program to the efforts and passion of the local wellness champions and teams that lead the programs in each of the company's locations.
O'Neal goes on to share that, "Wellness is not just about prevention here at Ascend. Most importantly, it's an ongoing process of improvement and is individualized to each team member and their family. Our approach has been introduced and reinforced through a series of personal success stories, challenges and testimonies under the banner of Live Long, Live Healthy. Whether it is quitting smoking to enjoy healthier years with the grandchildren, being able to manage cancer care, crossing the finish line of your first 5K, paying off credit cards or sending a child to college, we are committed to creating the shared accountability and experiences to make this happen for every Ascend family."
HBJ's Healthiest Employer Awards acknowledge companies committed to encouraging healthy living based on six categories of wellness programming:
• Culture and leadership commitment
• Foundational components
• Strategic planning
• Communication and marketing
• Programming and interventions
• Reporting and analysis
Ascend will be recognized along with other healthy employers at a March 26 luncheon in Houston. Visit the HBJ article to see a full list of the 2013 winners.
Ascend employees participating in a high ropes course as part of a 2012 company meeting.
ASCEND PERFORMANCE MATERIALS is a trademark of Ascend Performance Materials Operations LLC. This trademark has been registered in jurisdictions throughout the world, including the United States of America and the European Community.
About Ascend Performance Materials Operations LLC
Ascend is a global leader in proprietary technologies that are central to the production of nylon, plastics and synthetic fibers found in thousands of commercial and industrial products, including carpet, tires and apparel, as well as agricultural products, animal feed and personal care products. The business has world scale integrated manufacturing facilities which enables it to develop new products from its core technologies, and provides flexibility to respond to the expanding needs of its customers. Ascend has sales offices throughout the world, and five manufacturing facilities in the United States. More information is available at www.ascendmaterials.com. SK Capital Partners are indirect partial owners of Ascend Performance Materials Operations LLC.
About SK Capital Partners
SK Capital Partners, led by Managing Directors Barry Siadat, Jamshid Keynejad, Jim Marden, Jack Norris, and Aaron Davenport, is a transformational private investment firm focusing on acquiring assets in which its partners have deep industry knowledge through previous investments and experience, and the ability deploy substantive operational strategies to unlock value and deliver superior returns. These industries include niche segments of the specialty materials, chemicals and healthcare sectors. More information is available at www.skcapitalpartners.com.
Source: Ascend Performance Materials Operations LLC