Blog | 06 April 2023
Cyclomedia And Veteran Staffing Network Team Up To Drive For Success
A Perfect Partnership
Cyclomedia Technology, Inc. made a focused commitment in 2016 to staff its driver openings with US military personnel and partnered with Veteran Staffing Network to fulfill this mission. It has proven to be a perfect partnership, given VSN’s business-like commitment to recruiting, coaching and placing veterans in a variety of roles to meet client needs. This requires matching not only skills, but also personal attributes to meet job requirements. Now, 15 or more drivers with military service experience are on the road driving for Cyclomedia each year, and that number is expected to increase as Cyclomedia continues to grow in the US.
Tricia Tyler, Director of Operations for Veteran Staffing Network (VSN) credits the success of the partnership between Cyclomedia and Veteran Staffing Network to the fact that, “It’s a win-win. VSN uses a professional approach to match veterans with Cyclomedia’s driver positions; resulting in project success for Cyclomedia customers! Of course, we are also intent on increasing awareness of the many skills that veterans bring to the table.”
Working with Cyclomedia’s Kory Ainsworth, Data Operations Manager, and Andrew Bohnsack, Field Operations Manager, the initiative has been a great success. The VSN operation provides a nation-wide network of connection, recruitment, and placement for all stripes of veterans from all branches of service (including National Guard & Reservists), from recently transitioned-out service members to retired vets and even military spouses. No specific military rank or specialty is required and VSN works with clients across all industries.
Andrew Bohnsack is a prime example of how well the partnership works. Andrew, a US Navy veteran, first teamed with Cyclomedia in 2016 when he was hired and responsible for a street-level imagery capture project in Canada. Since then, Andrew has been called upon for other assignments and it soon it became clear that, in order to meet the growing project demands in the US, hiring someone with Andrew’s experience and expertise was critical. With ten years of schooling and US Navy duty, Andrew’s experience in operations planning and team management, database systems, and compliance made him a perfect fit in his new Cyclomedia role. He is now Manager of Field Operations for the company.
Ms. Tyler commented that for veterans in the VSN program, “You never know where this driving job might lead”. Andrew agrees, saying, "It's not navigating submarines, but it's close and my naval service has trained me well. Each day on the job with Cyclomedia, a project presents new challenges. You need to adapt to each situation as it comes along and get the job done." Veterans are well-suited to solving those kinds of challenges.
This is just one success story, and both Veteran Staffing Network and Cyclomedia are proud that there will be more to share in the future. It’s the story of strong partnership, commitment to mission, and–together–driving forward to success.