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Saturday, March 18, 2017 10:01 pm

Quarter Century Club

John R. Barron

Age: 61

Current job title: Network services manager

Business name and address: DWD Technology Group, 9921 Dupont Circle Drive W., Suite 300, Fort Wayne

Month and year the employee started with the employer: February 1992

First job with the business: Computer programmer on mini mainframes

Most challenging job with the employer: Managing the changes of going from a small company to a mid-size company and how that affects need for procedures and documentation

What made the employee stay so long: Relationships and company culture

Why the employee is an asset to the employer: "John has been instrumental in helping to grow the network services area of our business. He is a great problem solver and is committed to helping clients utilize technology to improve their business. John’s rapport with our clients has helped create lasting relationships that have thrived over the years."

Books currently reading: Founding Fathers auto­biographies, welding training manuals

Hobbies, interests outside of work: Farming, boating and travel

How many years before the employee is ready to retire: 6-10 years

What the employee would like to be doing in retirement: Travel, restore farm tractors

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