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In the history of Shell Deer Park, one name stands out, not just for the years of service but for the mark left on the company. Tom Dickey, a man who has been a loyal employee of Shell Deer Park, celebrates his 50th anniversary with the company on December 16th, 2023.

Tom's journey began in 1973 when he first stepped into the company as an operator. Little did he know that this was just the beginning of a remarkable journey. From those initial days, he ascended the ranks, delving into different facets of the business. His story is one of resilience, adaptability, and an unwavering commitment to excellence.

Between 1976 and 1989, Tom served as a machinist in the maintenance department, showcasing his skills and dedication to precision. In 1989, a new chapter unfolded as he took on the role of a pressure equipment inspector, a position he embraced and has held ever since.

Reflecting on his time at Shell Deer Park, Tom shared, "I've enjoyed every minute of it. Things change over 50 years...imagine that. It has been my pleasure to work for this company. It's been a fun ride, and I don't know when it's going to end. Why leave? I like the people I work with. It's been a wonderful journey."

His words are full of sincerity, echoing the outlook of a man who found not just a job but a lifelong passion within the site. His advice to new employees carries the weight of wisdom earned through decades of experience: "This is going to sound crazy but find the most senior person in your group, get in their pocket and learn from their skills and knowledge that they’ve gained throughout the years. There's no getting past experience when joining a new company."

Tom's contributions go beyond the professional realm. A loving husband who proudly declares he married his soul mate, he is also a father of two and a grandfather of five. His commitment to family mirrors his dedication to Shell Deer Park—a dedicated and enduring bond.

Kevin Williams, Tom's supervisor, reflects on this milestone, saying, "Tom Dickey’s 50th year anniversary with Shell Deer Park is not about the years he has spent here, but about his dedication and passion to make a positive impact for each of the 50 years. This golden anniversary will celebrate Tom’s unwavering commitment and his ability to turn challenges into opportunities over the last 50 years. Heart of a mentor, the courage to uphold integrity, and a leader in safety."

Tom Dickey's journey is not just a personal achievement; it's a testament to the values that define Shell Deer Park. As the company celebrates this milestone, it's not just honoring 50 years but commemorating a legacy built on dedication, passion, and the pursuit of excellence. Tom Dickey is not just an employee; he's the example of the spirit that defines Shell Deer Park—a spirit that continues to drive the company forward into the future.

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