Here it is, part 32 of our Meet The Team Spotlight series! This week, I had the opportunity to sit down with Senior Vice President of Operations, Abhi Singh. Abhi joined A.H. Harris this past November and has many responsibilities which include day to day operations and being an active voice in strategic initiatives. Without further ado, lets hear it from Abhi!
What is your role at A.H. Harris?
As the Senior Vice President of Operations I am in charge of the day to day operations at A.H. Harris and drive plans to deliver on our 13 strategic initiatives. Most importantly, my #1 priority is to support the 500+ associates we have on the team in their effort to support our customers.
How long have you been with the company?
I came on board in November, 2015. It was a tough decision moving from Virginia to Connecticut in the winter, but it is the best decision I have made in my career.
Have you always had a job in the construction industry?
Absolutely. I started my career in the wholesale construction supply business 17 years ago and have never looked back! I challenge anyone to find another industry that combines powerful personal relationships, career development and fun as much as ours does. The last 17 years, and especially the last 6 months, have been awesome… I am looking forward to the next 17 being just as great, if not better!
Tell the audience about your first day at Harris.
That’s an easy one, as it wasn’t too long ago. I arrived at 6:30am to find the outside doors to the building locked … in Connecticut … in Winter. Using my MacGyver-like skills I somehow got into the lobby, up the elevator and into the office. I can’t share my secret as to how… but if you’re ever locked out of the CCW … give me a call. I know a guy.
Describe A.H. Harris in 3 words.
Absolutely. Awesome. Period.
What has been a favorite memory of yours at Harris?
This is a tough one… as I have had quite a few in my short time here. I think the acceptance of the team into the Harris family has been the biggest one so far, followed closely by watching our folks “Think Bigger” while they are creating plans to dominate their markets.
What is one thing you would want our customers to know?
We are more than a supplier, we are one big family. We want to help you grow your business, and realize our success through your success. This approach has worked for over 100 years, and we plan on it working for the next 100 years.
What does Harris Pride mean to you?
Harris Pride is easy to describe – the feeling of being a part of something much bigger than yourself, and doing one thing every day to make that something better. The culture here at Harris is absolutely amazing, and I am humbled and honored to part of this team. I have the pleasure of working with some of the best people our industry, and I learn something new each and every day from them. As I said before… we are more than a supplier…we are a team…we are a family. We are Harris.
Thank you for your time, Abhi and welcome to the Harris Pride!
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