Why James is our January Gem: Nominated by Suzie Niemeyer, Associate Media Manager “When I first started working at Performics, I instantly recognized talent, professionalism and leadership in James. He is always ready and willing to share his experience and advice, encouraging and challenging the team to further themselves in the quest for knowledge and “outside the box” thinking. His patience and kindness make him an absolute pleasure to work with. On top of his work ethic, James is a hero! Recently, a team member was setting up a new employee station next to James’ desk. As the team member was working under the desk, he was suddenly electrocuted and could not free his hands from the electrical current. James reacted quickly and pulled our teammate free despite being potentially electrocuted himself. If James had not reacted the way he did, our colleague could have been in very bad shape today. He has been extremely modest about the entire ordeal, furthering my point that he should be recognized!” James’ Gift Selection: Amazon.com gift card About Gem Award: Performics Gem Award is a peer-to-peer employee recognition program within Performics U.S. that recognizes outstanding performers who embody Performics mantra to: Motivate participation, drive performance and optimize for action. Launched in January 2015, Performics selects one “Gem” each month to receive a personalized gift valued at $1,200.