Celebrating Team Tropical – Bill Davis

September 19, 2019

Bill Davis, Senior Territory Manager

In our Celebrating Team Tropical series, we commemorate our employees’ work anniversaries by getting to know them and their role at Tropical better. Meet Bill who works as a Senior Territory Manager and is celebrating 20 YEARS with the company.

Tell us about your role at Tropical:

I have worked at Tropical for 20 years. My primary role is to represent our company, promote our products throughout my territory, which is Charlotte, NC, Western NC, Eastern TN, and make sales happen. I also work closely with our Inside Sales Team (thank goodness for them) to get the job done.

What your favorite part of your job?

This would be truly representing our company on a daily basis and standing behind our quality. We have something to offer everyone. I love our customers and enjoy the interaction with them. It is all about relationships and building them. We have a good team that takes their job seriously. We care, have passion in what we do and it reflects in what we do everyday.

What project/success are you most proud of here?

For the past 20 years, I have been a part of a great team – helping to grow and develop not only my territory, but the company. I experienced a lot of growth and changes over the years. I was part of the team that went to Los Angeles – knocking doors – helping to develop our presence on the west coast. We are now a nationwide company. I think I had a little something to do with that and I’m proud to say so.

What’s your favorite memory from working here?

There are way too many to reflect upon but one sticks out. Many years ago, when walking the warehouse with Mr. York and looking at the large brick wall – I said that I’d like to be one of the first team members to take a sledge hammer and blow the wall out to expand our operation. He told me to sell more peanuts and we could make that happen!. It has happened and we are growing strong!

What is on your wish list for your next five years here?

The biggest wish is for our company to keep growing and expand our brand. Personally, I would like to expand my customer base and utilize my culinary knowledge to help develop unique, healthy and exciting snack mixes.

What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?

I would do my best to be a professional drummer.

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?

That would be my Dad. He is in a better place now. He was the smartest Man I have ever known. I learned so much from him about life in general. He was the best ever. Enough said!

Tell us something that might surprise us about you:

I have played drums since I was five years old. In and out of bands throughout my life. I’m in a band that has been playing for over nine years now. Drums have always been a part of my life and I really, really love playing them.

If they made a movie of your life, who would play you?

Keanu Reeves

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