Local business partner honors depot employee

Local business partner honors depot employee


Burnley Employment and Rehab Services named a Tobyhanna Army Depot employee their Community Employee of the Year during an annual black tie dinner and fundraiser.

Kevin Herron prepares military systems for painting by applying masking material to protect areas not being painted. Co-workers say he’s skilled at masking small components and larger military assets. He joined Team Tobyhanna in 2004.

For over 15 years, Tobyhanna has partnered with Burnley, a division of Allied Services Integrated Health System to help individuals overcome common misconceptions of working with a disability.

Tobyhanna has contracts with Allied Services/Burnley for a variety of jobs. The depot employs about 60 people who perform custodial and mailing services, as well as mission related support, such as preparing military systems for painting by applying masking material to protect areas not being painted. The only criteria, aside from the standard government background checks, is to be able to perform the duties of the position Herron started his depot career as a masker. He later transferred to the mail room and recently returned to masking. His resume also includes a short-term assignment, during which he performed duties associated with the demilitarization (DEMIL) of excess or unserviceable Army assets. The process requires personnel to take equipment apart and remove components for reuse, recycling or disposal.

According to his supervisor, Tom Crowley, Herron was nominated for this award based on his exemplary work ethic, teamwork and dedication. Officials also remarked that Herron is able to draw from his years of experience to help train coworkers so they are able to meet mission requirements.

Tobyhanna Army Depot is a recognized leader in providing world-class logistics support for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems across the Department of Defense.