Month: December 2020

CompoSecure Named Private Company of the Year 
at TechUnited:NJ 24th Annual Awards Celebration

Somerset, NJ – December 10, 2020CompoSecure, L.L.C. (“CompoSecure”), a pioneer and category leader in premium financial cards, today was recognized as the 2020 winner of the Private Company of the Year by TechUnited:NJ (formerly NJ Tech Council), which is sponsored by Ernst & Young. CompoSecure was honored at this year’s TechUnited:NJ Annual Awards celebration. The celebration honored 21 individuals and companies in the technology and life sciences community for their accomplishments in leadership, innovation, development, and collaboration. The event also served as a fundraiser, raising money for the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF) and Newark Working Kitchens. TechUnited:NJ and CompoSecure both made donations to these causes.”It is a great honor to be recognized for the outstanding performance that our company has achieved in this most challenging of years,” said Jon Wilk, CEO of CompoSecure. “The resiliency, perseverance and determination that each of our employees displayed this year is a testament to the commitment and dedication we have in delivering the best quality products and customer experience.” According to TechUnited:NJ, this award is presented to a company that is a market leader with a unique product or service and strong financial performance. This year’s celebration was held virtually on December 9th. Winners and guests had the opportunity to network, connect and reflect on the past year and each other’s accomplishments. “TechUnited is proud to have the opportunity to recognize these leaders to inspire hope and connect our great community,” said Aaron Price, TechUnited CEO. “In a year marked by so much change, challenge and uncertainty, we hope to provide a representation of the resilience within the tech community. Our best wishes to all the nominees and winners this year who are working hard to build a better future for all.

 

About CompoSecure
Founded in 2000, CompoSecure is a pioneer and category leader in premium financial cards. The company focuses on serving the affluent customers of credit card issuers worldwide using proprietary production methods that meet the highest standards of quality and security. The company offers clients secure, innovative and durable proprietary products that implement leading-edge engineering capabilities and technology in both the public and private sector. CompoSecure’s mission is to increase clients’ brand equity in the marketplace by offering card products that differentiate the brands they represent, thus elevating the traditional card transaction process to a special cardholder experience.

For more information, please visit composecure.mysites.io.flywheelstaging.com. 

 

More about TechUnited
TechUnited:NJ is a membership non-profit organization that offers opportunities for technology and tech-enabled companies and entrepreneurs to connect, collaborate, and grow to propel the future of New Jersey and beyond. Currently, over 500,000 innovators belong to the organization. TechUnited:NJ was founded in 1996 as the NJ Technology Council (NJTC).  Over the last 24 years, the NJTC has established itself as the premier advocate for the technology community around the region.

In 2020, the organization rebranded as TechUnited:NJ and redefined its mission to empower innovators and entrepreneurs who build a better future for all. Through membership, events, mentorship, content creation, advocacy, talent, awards, and innovative offerings, TechUnited:NJ represents the foremost leaders in the technology community.  Our conferences, 8000-person Propelify Innovation Festival, intimate gatherings, and content, create unique opportunities for innovators to propel. 

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: You Can Do Anything You Put Your Mind To

I first discovered CompoSecure when I was looking for a second job while pursuing my dental hygiene degree and ESL certification through college credits. I soon discovered that this was not just a job to pay my bills, but a career where I flourished. Little did I know that this would be the company that my husband and I would plant our roots.

Entrepreneurial Spirit

I began my career at CompoSecure as a Quality Inspector in 2012. I thrived in this fast-paced, collaborative environment. CompoSecure is a company that rewards hard work and strong teamwork. I rose through the ranks quickly, becoming a Quality Audit Lead, leading training sessions to nearly 100 employees on improving quality and production procedures. CompoSecure empowers employees to learn on the job, develop skills and advance their careers.

My parents raised me to be a hard worker. They instilled in me a drive to never be satisfied with the status quo, so I always look for ways to improve the processes and practices, delivering better results. Through my training in Six Sigma, I became an expert in quality and efficiency measures, and now I am writing the technical instructions to ensure we produce the highest quality products.

Silver Lining of COVID

The pandemic obviously changed our production procedures and company safety policies, but we adapted, evolved and succeeded in pivoting our business. CompoSecure’s leadership moved quickly to ensure non-production employees could work remotely, investing in the resources and technology to create an optimal work-from-home environment. The company has also gone to great lengths to protect employees who need to be at the facility with additional PPE, plexiglass partitions and contact tracing technology.

Working remotely has been a blessing to my family. Because I work from home a few days a week, I’m able to pick up my son from school. The flexible work environment allowed me to convert my commute time into productive work time.  I still go into the office a couple of days a week, so I’m able to stay connected with my co-workers, maintain friendships and build camaraderie with the team.

More Than a Job

Coming from Colombia, I knew little English, had no job skills and limited career opportunities. Industry veterans at CompoSecure, such as Dan Dundon, Senior VP of Operations, mentored me  to hone my skills and help me advance in my career.

I came to this company just looking for a paycheck, but CompoSecure has given me so much more. CompoSecure has given me a rewarding career and has become my community and extended family. My husband and I found personal and professional fulfillment when we joined the cycling team, traveling all around New Jersey before the pandemic. We, and many of our colleagues, pay our good fortune forward by serving the community through CompoSecure’s relationships with nonprofits, such as the Arc of Somerset, where I volunteered.

I plan on retiring from CompoSecure after a long and successful career!