Title/Position/responsibilities at Barbour: VP Purchasing & Distribution. On the front-end of our business, I work with vendors around the world who print/bind our books and get them into our warehouse on time. On the back-end I oversee the warehouse staff and processes that help us ship orders out to our customers efficiently.
How long have you worked at Barbour? Almost 15 years
What has been the biggest change you’ve seen in your years with the company? Our ability to serve customers (retail stores) by shipping orders in 24 hours.
What are your dreams for Barbour’s near future? I’m very excited about our new Title Management and ERP software. I believe that this is going to be the tool that enables us to work smarter in the next 5 years.
What is your favorite task associated with your job description? Least favorite? The part of my job that I enjoy the most is building relationships with vendors. I can’t really think of a least favorite task...
Are there any areas under your supervision in which you’re actively searching for new projects? We are constantly reviewing our processes in the warehouse and making improvements that help us reach our 24-hour order turn time.
What project is consuming your energies this month? See above.
Do you ever find time to read for pleasure? If so, what book have you read recently? I read in phases. If I find a book, series or author that I really connect with, I get very involved. I started the Harry Potter series a few months before the last book was released and read through all 7 books consecutively. That series hooked me.
Can you tell us briefly about your family? My wife Melanie and I are approaching our 25th anniversary this year. We have 4 children: Dane is 19; Drew is 17: Paige & Pierce are 15 and about to get their driving permits, so you can pray for me.
What church do you attend? Berlin Christian Fellowship in Berlin, OH, for about 5 years now.
Do you have a favorite quote that motivates you these days? “…it’s not about who is right, it’s about what is right”. Pastor Tim Troyer