Hire Date: August 1, 1988
What was your first position at Mi-T-M?
My first position was in sales.
What is your position at Mi-T-M?
I’ve been Credit Manager for 26 years.
Is there one memorable moment or outstanding memory from Mi-T-M that you’ll always remember? If so, what is it?
Actually there are a couple. In the early nineties AJ would strap on roller blades and do laps around the plant at the Kapp location. After production left you could find him out there in the low light having fun. It always brought a smile to my face. He should dust them off and go at it again. Another was whipping up a batch of homemade Irish Cream a couple days before Christmas and bringing some in to share. It became a tradition and I was pleased that I was able to add to the holiday spirit. And finally, all the people that have passed through this great company on their way to somewhere else. There have been many and most have left strong contributions and fond memories.
What are you plans after retirement? Or what are you looking forward to doing once you retire?
I prefer to not call it retirement but an opportunity to do other things. Too much to mention in this small space!
For people just starting at Mi-T-M, what would you say to them or tell them? (advice, tips, guidance, etc.)
Enjoy what you are doing and try to find a reason to laugh and share humor. Look up Donnie Holdridge; he is always good for a laugh. Do the best work possible. There were many who came before you who I’ve had the pleasure to know and who took pride in their work. They are the reason Mi-T-M is as great as it is. Build on that.
Anything additional you’d like to mention?
I do need to thank AJ, Sam and Tom Allendorf for the opportunity to work here and contribute all these years. I am very grateful. Best wishes to all the friends I have made throughout my time here. Many have been with me since the beginning and I cherish the memories. I look forward to keeping in touch – but maybe in the future that can be over a beer and a pool table.