Learning the Ropes: ALMCO Media & Compound Sales
With Kathy retiring at the end of the year (December 30th to be exact), finding the right person to take over her role was an important undertaking. Stephanie was a natural fit, as she knew the ALMCO product line and spent a lot of time working with our media and compound when developing finishing processes for our customers as a Process Lab Technician.
“I was worried because I put a lot into this position and company. I wanted whoever took over my role to succeed in the position, but I couldn’t ask for a better person. Stephanie is catching on very quickly and will do a great job,” Kathy Carter, Media & Compound Manager stated.
As part of the retirement transition, Stephanie will be spending 3 months training with Kathy to learn the ropes. Both Kathy and Stephanie joked, “it’ll be 3 months learning 41 years of knowledge!” Stephanie is currently in the learning stage and is familiarizing herself with all the various tasks and duties that make up the Media & Compound Sales position. During the last month of training, Stephanie will perform most of the duties and tasks on her own, with Kathy near to guide her.
Some of the duties Stephanie will take on in the Media & Compound Sales role include:
- Being the go-to person for all media and compound questions
- Giving media recommendations to customers
- Sending quotations and taking customer orders
- Entering orders into our operating system
- Keeping track of inventory
Thank you, for 41 years!
Although Kathy is excited for her upcoming retirement, it’ll be bittersweet retiring on December 30th and she’ll miss her team, suppliers, and the customers she’s gotten to know over the years. “It’s been a pleasure to work with all the suppliers and employees here. That is something I’ll really miss, the relationships I’ve built over my last 41 years. “
Thank you, Kathy for all of your hard work and dedication to the ALMCO team these last 41 years! We wouldn’t be where we are at today without your vast knowledge and contributions to the team!