In our Celebrating Team Tropical series, we commemorate our employees’ work anniversaries by getting to know them and their role at Tropical better. Meet Thea who is a Buyer/Inventory Coordinator in our corporate Charlotte office and is celebrating 15 YEARS with the company.
I have worked at Tropical for 15 Years. I have worn many hats which has allowed me to learn and grow with the company. I am currently part of the Purchasing Team where I manage a select group of vendors and also coordinate inventory between Charlotte and 4 of our other warehouses.
I enjoy the opportunity to work with so many different departments. I have built relationships with so many co-workers, customers and vendors. I also would have to say another part of my job I enjoy most is the complexity of my position and the fact that each day brings new challenges.
I have had the honor of being part of a great team and would say that the success I am most proud of is that I have earned the President’s Award three times. I could not have done this without the ongoing support of my managers and co-workers.
When our founder Mr. York would come to my desk and call me Ms. North Dakota. I think he knew I was from South Dakota, but always called me Ms. North Dakota. He was a great man with a lot to share.
I wish for the company to continue to grow and be successful and that I have the opportunity to be a part of this.
I would probably have to say a Physical or Respiratory Therapist.
I would choose my Dad. He has always been a big inspiration for me.
I would say Sally Field as she has played so many types of roles and I can relate with all the different hats I have worn in my life.