Vermeer is a company built on principles and putting people first. The Bob Vermeer Spirit of Caring award celebrates that culture and the team members who are practicing that culture beyond the Vermeer offices and factory floors.
“The impact our team members make on each other and their communities is truly special,” said Vermeer. “It’s very fulfilling to honor a team member who goes above and beyond in serving others.”
Gerry received the award for going the extra mile for his team members, customers and community. Year after year, he supports projects to help team members during difficult times in their lives &mash; whether that’s helping with housework and volunteer projects or rallying his team to win food drive competitions. Outside of work, he is active in the community — serving on the school board and attending events and activities throughout the year.
“I’m fortunate enough to get this award, but I feel like I’m really just a small piece of the overall caring and culture that goes on at Vermeer for our employees,” said Van Dyke.
As part of the award, Van Dyke chose to donate to three charities within his community:
- Lynnville Fire Department
- Lynnville Heart to Heart Food Pantry
- Lynnville-Sully Education Foundation, manufacturing scholarship
Vermeer Corporation is committed to finding, training and developing a workforce built for the future. The equipment the team designs, builds and supports helps make the world go. And the people are doing the same thing — moving their communities, industries and causes forward.
About Vermeer Corporation
Vermeer delivers a real impact on the way important work gets done through the manufacture of high-quality agricultural, underground construction, surface mining, tree care and environmental equipment. With a reputation for being build tough and built in a better way, that equipment is backed by localized customer service and support provided by independent dealers around the world. To learn more about Vermeer, products, the dealer network and financing options, visit vermeer.com.