An annual highlight of our National Sales Meeting is the presentation of the Founder’s Award, the highest honor awarded to a Lansing associate who has best exemplified the values and spirit of the founder of our company, my grandfather Ted Lansing.
I was thrilled to recognize two Founder’s Award recipients this year – Vice President of Operations, Devin Rich, and retiring West Regional Vice President, Dan Murphy.
Intentional about his actions. Focused on the work at hand. Deliberate in his communication. These are just a few ways I describe Devin Rich and how he has been a rock for our company since joining in May 1996.
Today, Devin is responsible for audits, inventory, purchasing, and all manner of transactions that occur on our operating platform. Our industry and business have dramatically changed and Devin has been there every step of the way, leading the next operational initiatives while role modeling our values of Respect, Service, and Excellence.
Likewise, Dan Murphy is the embodiment of our purpose, mission, and values. He has lived them and shared them with so many during his 20-year career at Lansing.
Dan is a gentleman, a business man, and an individual that relishes the art of the deal. Dan’s reputation within our industry goes way beyond Lansing and we have been the beneficiaries of it. Of all his accomplishments, Dan’s most significant is the number of talented Lansing associates he has helped grow and develop – a number that literally is in the thousands.
Please join me in again congratulating Devin and Dan on earning our Founder’s Award.