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Today in our Employee Spotlight is Joe Bachel, SJF’s Yard Supervisor and Mechanic Extraordinaire. Joe is a man of few words, but lucky for us at SJF, he’s also full of unending experience and knowledge (and maybe something else 😉 ). He can fix anything!
Name: Joe Bachel
Title: Yard Supervisor/Mechanic
Years at SJF: In May it will be 23 years.
What do you like most about working at SJF? Never a dull moment.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at work? Working on my “toys” at home.
What’s your favorite day? Friday
Biggest pet peeve? Having to re-do things.
Name something about you, that people would be surprised to know: Nothing, I am an open book.
Today in our Employee Spotlight is Rhonda Remer, SJF’s eStore Sales & Support Guru. Okay, her actual title is Sales & Support eStore Specialist, but those of us that work with her on a daily basis know that she’s our eStore Sales Guru!
Chances are that if you’ve ever asked a question about our eStore (via phone or email) or placed an online order, you’ve had the lucky privilege of meeting Rhonda. Rhonda has worn many hats over her 10 years at SJF… from shipping coordinator to direct sales to processing and customer service.
Name: Rhonda Remer
Department: eStore Sales & Support Specialist
Years at SJF: 10 years, this month.
What do you like most about working at SJF? I like the people, everyone in Sales has been super supportive, as I’ve taken on different roles here. And the ability to try and learn new things, lots of opportunity to grow.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at work? Watching my son Remington play sports. I’m also somewhat of a movie buff and this past year I have become more active with my church. I balance it out with “Chill time” with my family.
What’s your favorite day? My Favorite day of the year is the day after Thanksgiving. My favorite day of the week is Friday… unless it’s football season… then Sunday!
Biggest pet peeve? Just one? The first thing that comes to mind is interrupting. Our society, conversationally, is really going down hill.
Name something about you, that people would be surprised to know: I’ve moved 37 times in my life. Yeah, and I’m only 50.
What question would you like to answer that you didn’t get asked: What one person is the biggest influence in your life? Hands down, my son Remington.
Happy Mother’s Day to Our SJF Moms!
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we would like to take a moment show off our lady employees in action during their “other” full time job – being a Mom. Here are a few pics of our SJF ladies with their children:
Please help us wish all of the Moms out there a very Happy Mother’s Day!
Years at SJF: 4
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at work? Motorcycle Riding and playing with my dog, Molly.
Biggest Pet Peeve: When people don’t follow through with what they say they are going to do.
Name something about you that people would be surprised to know: I have been in sales my entire life. Starting when I was 11 years old, selling spices in Cub Scouts, and going to Mississippi to sell books going door to door. I loved it.
What question would you like to answer that you didn’t get asked? Are you Single? And the answer is Yes!
After an exhaustive search, SJF Material Handling (Winsted, MN) has hired three new solutions specialists (sales staff). These three are stepping into some pretty big shoes that were recently vacated by a couple of other very prolific sales staff. We sincerely wish them all the best and are looking forward to seeing what new skills and talents they can add to our growing family at SJF.
Eric Thovson comes to us with an auto sales and marketing background, and is very active in his community.
Thomas Moore has previous experience selling Skid Loaders and Compact Mini Skid Loaders and enjoys working with his cattle on his farm.
If you call in and talk w/one of these gentlemen, please welcome them, and wish them luck in this new endeavor.
Hello, my name is Rhonda Remer, and being the newest addition to the SJF project sales team, I’d like to offer some inside perspective from the trenches. I have worked in online sales & support for 6 years and just recently started working in client project sales about four months ago. In my short time in direct sales, I have uncovered 2 simple truths. The first one, I had to learn. The second is a truth that I’d like my customers to learn.
First and foremost though, project sales is harder than it looks. And by hard, I mean time consuming. Don’t get me wrong, the lead opportunities are great at SJF. There’s no shortage of customer interest & quote requests. Whether it’s by phone or email, when I do speak with customers they don’t always know how to put into words what they envision in their minds. The back and forth translation of needs & wants takes a lot of time. There are days where I feel like a child on an Easter egg hunt with an eye patch and a broken hip. It’s not that we don’t have the equipment, (we have loads of equipment!) it’s just that with used equipment, having the exact material at the exact time a customer needs it can be a challenge.