First of all, for those of you that have encouraged and enjoyed my blogs, I am sorry for the long absence. There have been many fun and exciting changes going on in my life since my last posting in November. I will try and catch everyone up here now.
Just after my last post, I received an email from Doug Huffman, the owner of the company that I work for announcing his retirement and the sale of Unitime Imports, Inc. to Jeff Randall and Ron Coleman, Randall-Coleman, Inc. With that, RC Imports dba, Unitime Imports was born. This was November 17th.
Over the past six months I have been able to apply the knowledge I gained from working for Doug for over 17 years as I transition into my new role as Sales Manager with Unitime Imports. In addition to working with the Salesman to improve their routes, it has been fun and exciting to learn the purchasing side of the business, I now also manage the glove category. Working with suppliers ordering our regular glove line and looking for seasonal glove promotions.
Part of my role as Sales Manager, along with helping our Salesmen manage their routes, was to restart the route in the Tacoma area. I am happy to announce that after a long search we found the right candidate for that route. Her name is Merel Mouland, she comes to Unitime Imports with a strong sales background and is doing a great job starting to rebuild that route.
Just as I thought we were ready to push into summer with a full sales staff, I received word that one of my Salesman was quitting to pursue her dream on doing landscape design consulting. So, back to searching for a salesman again, and we found Paul Yarkosky, he was referred to us by Merel. I am excited to start his training tomorrow. He will be able to use his route management experiences and build his route to meet it's potential.
So, now you know why I have been too busy to write blogs on my website. Oh, there was one more thing that got in the way, it was called winter. I had a great ski season. I started skiing the Saturday after Thanksgiving in November and skied my last day of the season the first weekend of May at Silver Mountain.
In the coming months I will keep try and keep you posted on all of the exciting changes that are planned for Unitime Imports. I am having a great time helping Unitime Imports become a leader in its field.
I hope this finds everybody doing well. I will try and post again soon.