November 11, 2010
Brittney Klotz outshone her fellow finalists to take the prestigious Australian Meat Industry Council â€“ 2010 Outstanding Achiever of the Year award. At almost 18 years of age Brittneyâ€™s junior years belie the maturity and dedication she shows everyday in her role as a Work Group Leader in the Boning Room at Nolan Meats and this was recognised with this exceptional win.
The youngest of three girls, Brittney has always been determined and a high achiever, achieving in both sport and school. When Brittneyâ€™s parents Jeff and Wendy Klotz moved to Gunalda from Yandina in 2008, Brittney started work at Nolan Meats. Attending the awards ceremony on Saturday Night, Wendy and Jeff were very proud of Brittneyâ€™s achievement and you could see where her strong work ethic and commitment to achieve were fostered.
Brittney is passionate about the achievements of her team, leading and mentoring them to achieve and perform in all aspects of their role and training aspirations. She is an exceptional ambassador for youth proving that a desire for excellence, determination, enjoyment and proven ability to perform will always overcome the traditional legacies of rank, age and gender.
In addition to her Work Group Leader responsibilities Brittney is a Key Account Customer Champion ensuring that the customer requirements are met and exceeded at every opportunity. She represents what Nolan Meats desires for all their employees â€“ an excellent career opportunity that can develop into great employment and leadership opportunities across the country.
Brittney was nominated for the award without her knowledge and about a fortnight ago we were informed that she had been selected a one of three finalists. Terry Nolan, one of three Directors at Nolan Meats and recent recipient of the MAERSK Distinguished Australian of the Year award for services to the Meat Industry was also present for Brittneyâ€™s award and was very proud for Brittney. He said â€œThe Meat Industry provides very diverse career opportunities for young Australians and we are very proud that one of our young Team Members was chosen as one of Queenslandâ€™s High Achievers.â€
Nolan Meats were also awarded the Processor Excellence Award â€“ 2010 for large processors over 101 units at the gala dinner. Processor Excellence is open to all processors in Queensland that process more than 100 cattle units per week and it has no upper limit. This is the fourth time since 2003 that Nolan Meats have been the recipient of this award. After three years of consecutive wins we were installed in the Processor Excellence Hall of Fame in 2005 and became ineligible to compete for 5 years.