(Left to Right) Mike Downs, Sergey Katykhin and Sherry Downs-Messner
One of our most dedicated employees recently retired from our company after 18 years of service. His name is Sergey Katykhin. He began his employment with Downs Energy in the year 2000 working in the maintenance department. He then later transitioned into the warehouse department and finally was promoted to become our bulk lubricants specialist. Sergey’s responsibilities included the important task of off-loading products being delivered from our suppliers as well as repackaging these many products into drums and pails.
Sergey was born in Kazakhstan and emigrated to the United State to seek a better life for himself and his family. Shortly after he joined the Downs Energy team, Sergey, assisted by various Downs Energy team members, went through the legal process to become a United States citizen. He then helped his family through the process as well. This was a huge accomplishment for him and his family, and an inspiration for many of his coworkers.
Sergey is a man of strong Christian values with an amazing work ethic. Many employees were quoted as saying that Sergey is the hardest working man they have ever come across. We are sad to lose such an asset to our company, but we are also very excited for him and his family as he turns his focus on spending more time with his wife, children, and grandchild. We wish Sergey the very best in his retirement and thank him for his 18 years of service.