Joe Deskovich is currently the Operations Manager at Infra-Metals in Marseilles, IL. Prior to coming to Infra-Metals, Joe’s career began in human resources with a food services company where he gained essential experience in payroll, workman’s compensation and safety guidance. Joe began his career in 2004, after responding to an online job opening, when he started as the Human Resources and Safety Manager. Joe was looking for new opportunities to grow professionally as well as a company that offered him a way to achieve it.
Career Growth at Infra-Metals
After recognizing the need for a time-off management system, Joe approached IT with the idea to create an application which ultimately became InfraNET; a company-wide internal internet resource that continues to be used to this day for not only vacation requests but much more. A little over a year later Joe began helping out in traffic as an assistant when needed and soon after became the Traffic Manager in 2005 when the opportunity presented itself. He enjoyed the fast pace decision making responsibilities the role offered and the impact it had to the overall operation. Joe took this new opportunity to leave his own personal mark by implementing a scheduling strategy that alleviated logistical bottlenecks in the shipping and receiving process. Additionally, Joe grew the CDL Driver staff from 4-12 and expanded the department personnel. Joe liked the daily challenges and noted: “Success is a journey, goals are but navigation points.”
Until 2018, Joe continued to run traffic, but set his sights on yet another opportunity. When the Operations Manager position opened up Joe threw his name in the hat and ultimately accepted the new role.
Current Day-to-Day as Operations Manager
In his current role, Joe has enjoyed cultivating a culture and workplace that fosters the growth in team members and professional growth he was looking for when he began his career. Joe helped to develop and implement a employee centered and positively reinforced work environment where the employee comes first. This led to completely readjusting our safety and training programs while collaborating with the management team and warehouse supervisors. His number one goal is to maintain a completely injury and accident free work environment. Joe also has prioritized the importance of how we handle, control and monitor inventory. It comes in a close second and presents new logistical challenges every day.
“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi