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Mt Kisco's Curtis Instruments Named One Of Best Companies To Work For In NY

The annual awards are a distinctive program that evaluates and ranks the best places of employment based on employee satisfaction and engagement.
The annual awards are a distinctive program that evaluates and ranks the best places of employment based on employee satisfaction and engagement. Photo Credit: Curtis Instruments

MOUNT KISCO, NY  – Curtis Instruments, located in Mount Kisco, recently was named the fifth best “large” company to work for in New York State, as well as one of "50 Best Companies to Work for in New York State" for 2013.?

Created in 2007, these annual awards are a distinctive program that evaluates and ranks the best places of employment based on employee satisfaction and engagement, as well as workplace practices and policies. Curtis Instruments was ranked thirteenth in 2011 and did not apply for the rankings last year.

“The beautiful thing about these rankings is that they are not external,” said Curtis Instruments Communications Director Frank Matheis.

“This is a process that’s 75 percent weighed by our own employees. What we get out of it is the results of these surveys come from their perspective. It gauges how our employees feel and the results are indicative of how we view our corporate environment.”

Although Curtis Instruments has been located in Mount Kisco, New York, since 1960, the company keeps a relatively low profile considering it is considered an international leader in instrumentation, battery monitoring and motor speed controllers for all types of electric vehicles.

“Even though we’re one of the largest employers and have been here a long time, we have kept relative obscurity,” said Matheis. “We are here but many people still don’t know what we are.”

Since the company’s main operation goes into energizing vehicles such as forklifts, wheelchairs, neighborhood electric vehicles, golf cars, aerial lifts, industrial utility vehicles, and airport vehicles, it does not see too much face to face time with customers.

But that hasn’t stopped it from interacting with Mount Kisco’s community.

“Even though people don’t buy our products directly, we take pride in being intrinsically involved with our surrounding community,” said Matheis.

Matheis noted the organizations Curtis Instruments has been most involved with supporting are the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester, the Food Bank of Westchester, Ability Beyond Disability and Neighbor’s Link.

“They are all doing phenomenal things,” he said.

The 2013 Best Companies to Work for in New York State Awards are sponsored by Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan and Jackson Lewis, LLP. The program is a partnership of NYS-SHRM, Best Companies Group, Journal Multimedia Corporation and The Business Council of New York.?

For more information on the Best Companies to Work for in New York State program, visit www.BestCompaniesNY.com . For more information on Curtis Instruments, visit http://curtisinstruments.com/index.cfm .

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