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“We are honored to receive this recognition as one of San Antonio’s top workplaces. Honestly, we need to give thanks to those people that helped us achieve this, because we wouldn’t be recognized today without their help and support,” said Michael Kiolbassa, company president. “Specifically, Guy Clumpner and Dan Norris from Holt Development Services have had a huge impact on our team with their coaching in ‘Values Based Leadership.’ Jack Stack, Patrick Carpenter and their team at The Great Game of Business have helped us teach financial literacy to our team members, which has been transformational for everyone in our organization. Without the support from these people, we wouldn’t be where we are today.”
Michael Kiolbassa represents the third generation running the company started by his grandfather, Rufus Kiolbassa, in 1949. Robert Kiolbassa took over for his dad and today it is his son leading the company.
As company president, Michael Kiolbassa said the family name means more than sausage. He remains passionate about the business and honoring his grandfather’s vision, and said Kiolbassa team members excel in a values-based culture of shared purpose, opportunity at daily excellence and open book management.
San Antonio-based Kiolbassa Provision Co. slow crafts sausage with only real meat in 150-lb. batches that are smoked in a traditional hardwood smokehouse. All Kiolbassa products come with a money back guarantee.
Kiolbassa is sold in 47 states, Puerto Rico and Mexico.