Scott Stratman - Socket's You-Make-The-Difference Winner for December
Congratulations to Scott Stratman, Network Facilities Manager, on winning this month’s You-Make-The-Difference award!
Other than owner George Pfenenger, Scott is the longest service employee at Socket, having started here back in 1996. At the time, the company had fewer than a dozen employees, and only sold dial-up Internet service (we've grown a lot)!
Since then, Scott has become our Network Facilities Manager, working to make sure Socket’s network remains healthy as we continually add new services to it. His years of knowledge and experience with Socket are always a valuable resource for teammates to draw on, as well.
“He is never shy about helping out, or just being a friendly face if needed,” said a coworker who nominated him for the award. “His many years of service also leave him with invaluable knowledge and skills… I am blessed to work with him.”
Originally from Jefferson City, Scott now lives in Ashland with his wife, Dena, and three daughters. In his free time, Scott can be found tinkering in his garage with “anything that has an engine,” a pastime he’s glad to see his daughters taking an interest in as well.
“I’ve seen [Socket] grow from an ISP with a total of 100 dial-up modems to what it is today…” said Scott. “And I’ve enjoyed the challenges that come with Socket’s evolution and new service offerings. Working with so many talented and intelligent people, I’m proud to have received this award.”