We are updating our team as we welcome back Jake Preissler to Human Resources! As he takes on this new role, Jake is bursting with ideas and ambition for a formal internship program. Not long ago we were welcoming Jake as a new member to the Harris Pride, so it is very exciting to see him come into his own leadership role. Without further ado, let's hear from Jake!
Good Morning Jake, we are so excited to speak with you again! Tell us about your role at AH Harris.
I started with Harris as the company recruiter, went into operations and now I am the HR Program Manager. My role is an exciting combination of human resources and operations. My focus is creating various programs in the career development, training, recruiting, internships, safety and various other programs.
How long have you worked with us?
I started with A.H Harris February 8, 2016 so 1 year 6 months 7 days and 3 hours and 31 minutes. I love every minute of it.
What is the best part of your job?
My favorite thing about what I do is being able to work on the Harris team, working with such great people to achieve our goals. Nothing beats that.
What is one thing you want our audience to know about working at Harris?
I think Harris is easily the most special place I have ever worked and I think that that sentiment is echoed throughout the organization. The teamwork, passion and positive energy is so contagious and I don’t think that you get that kind of chemistry very often in many other companies.
How would you describe Harris Pride?
I had been here 3 weeks when one of my mother’s oldest friends Andy Baker reached out to ask if I was working with A.H. Harris. When she told Andy I was working here he was so excited because back in 1988 he was with Harris and "Salesman of the Year", held sales records and went on and on about what a wonderful place this was and how special it is to be part of the Harris family. Almost 30 years after Andy had left Harris, he is still celebrating Harris Pride and sharing his experience here with others; and after being here just 1 month I can absolutely see why. I think that’s what Harris Pride is all about.
Wow, what a great connection! We can't wait to see what you'll accomplish, Jake. Thank you for your time.
For more information on open positions with A.H. Harris please browse our Career Opportunities. Jake works out of our corporate Headquarters in West Hartford, CT.