In our Celebrating Team Tropical series, we commemorate our employees’ work anniversaries by getting to know them and their role at Tropical Foods better. Meet Terry who is the General Manager for our Dallas and Memphis locations. He celebrates 12 YEARS with the company this month!
I have been with Tropical twelve years. I am in charge of sales and operations for all product that ships from our Memphis and Dallas locations. The two operating centers cover 16 states. I am lucky to have nine Territory Managers that are direct reports along with two warehouse managers and two inside sales managers.
The favorite part of my job is watching the growth and success of our employees and the excitement and rewards they enjoy as a team. Our employees are the heartbeat of the company and every year we have been lucky enough to increase the number of employees at Tropical.
In the beginning when I started in Dallas, Mr. York didn’t know my name but called me “Dallas”. I asked him when he was coming to visit our operation and he said he wasn’t coming until we were profitable. Less than a year later, Mr. York pulled up to our building with a big smile and he actually knew my name!! And yes we were profitable!!
Winning Operating Center of the Year twice in Dallas.
Double digit sales growth for the company and above industry average profitability.
I would be a Wildcatter in the oil industry.
I like going to Broadway plays in New York City.
The great late Burt Reynolds