Congratulations to Roy Perkins as He Retires After 54 Years with CSZ!
Longtime, dedicated employee, Roy Perkins, has retired from CSZ after 54 years of service. Roy said, “It has been a journey”. Roy, a man of few words, started with the company on July 10, 1963, as a skilled painter and general laborer. Roy married Margie Vonderhaar, the love of his life, on September 3, 1966. They had two children, Mindy & Kevin, who now have 3 girls and 2 boys, respectively. Roy was drafted by the US Army in 1969 and served for two years in Vietnam. Upon his return from the Army, and thanks to his good work ethic, he was welcomed back into the CSZ family. Roy has come a long way through five decades of service to the company. During his tenure at CSZ, he has moved buildings three times and added numerous jobs to his resume. Roy has done everything from wiring, welding, and refrigeration, to painting and general mechanical, and he was an excellent teacher in the refrigeration area. Roy built from scratch the first Z-line test chamber produced by CSZ. He was promoted to foreman in 1989.
Steve Berke, CSZ President, said “They aren’t too many out there like Roy anymore. We need more men like him in this world; a loyal, hardworking, family man and an all-around skilled worker. Roy is the perfect example from his generation. We feel very honored to have had Roy spend his entire working career at CSZ, an employee who was key to the growth which made our company one of the leaders in providing temperature management solutions.”