Pride Mobility Products and Quantum Rehab offered approximately 20 Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18 students with disabilities an opportunity to be mentored by career professionals in various fields during Disability Mentoring Day 2018 on Oct. 18 at the company’s Duryea facility. DMD is designed to bring students with disabilities into the workplace where they can learn about various career paths. Careers in research and development, sales, technical service and production were highlighted. The students were able to tour the production area and see the new, expanded test lab.
“Our plan is to continue to be a very friendly company,” said Scott Meuser, Chairman and CEO of Pride and Quantum. We’re always trying to make products that make a difference in people’s lives. We’re glad you’re here to see that, and we’re glad you’re learning.” Many of the students, including Elizabeth Breznay, who is a student at Wyoming Area Secondary Center, attend the event each year and look forward to it. Elizabeth’s parents were also at the event and communicated her enthusiasm. “She enjoyed hanging out and talking with Kiel (Eigen), who works in research and development,” said Helene Breznay, Elizabeth’s mom. “She loves being here.” Pride Mobility Products Corporation is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of mobility products. First row, from left, are Bryan Anderson, national spokesperson, Pride/Quantum; William Hall, Denise Truesdale, vice president of human resources, Pride/Quantum; Kelly Bronson, human resources generalist, Pride/Quantum; Michael Ambrose, Frannie Sweet, assistant; Elizabeth Breznay and Julie Piriano, vice president of clinical education/rehab industry affairs and compliance officer, Pride/Quantum. Second row: Bianca Arrigo, LIU 18 transition specialist; Aaron McGuire, Riley Bowers, Jordan Goss, Briane Caskey, Daisi Kinlaw, Yasin Yapis, Kristi Starosta, Angelica Perez, Brianna Smith, Kayla Van Kirk, Debbie Franzoni, assistant; Helene Breznay, parent; Matt Pawlowski, manager, Quantum and technical education, Pride/Quantum, and Brian Breznay, parent. Third row: Scott Meuser, chairman and CEO, Pride/Quantum; Trevor Keefe, Justin Ousler, Jacob Wood, Nicholas France, Michael Wiley, Tyler Karasek, Marlene Williams, LIU 18 teacher; Millard Galat, LIU 18 teacher, and T.J. Ziolkowski, LIU 18 teacher associate.