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Meet the Team Part 45: Evan Greenwood

We continue our successful "Meet The Team" program with Evan from our Richmond, VA office. We want you to get to know our team. Please enjoy part 45 of our interview series!

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Hi Evan! What is your role at Harris? I am a buyer for the Southeast Region of A.H. Harris.

What lead you to a career with Harris? I’m from Michigan, my wife and I met in Richmond, VA. We moved to Arkansas and I started working the inside sales counter for Enco Materials back in 2007. We relocated to MD where I was a branch manager for Vimco. After a few years in MD, we quit our jobs to move back to Richmond because we love it here! Harris was hiring at the time and I was lucky enough to land a spot at the front counter.

What was your first job ever?  My first job was when I was probably 10 years old. I grew up in an area of Northern Michigan surrounded by Christmas tree farms. I collected green pine cones that squirrels dropped in the fall and a local farm paid me $10.00 per burlap sack full. 

Describe Harris in three words: Challenging. Exciting. Rewarding.

What is your biggest accomplishment at Harris so far? Joining the purchasing team is a big one for me. I’ve had a few roles in the industry over the years, and purchasing has been my favorite by far. I get to stay behind the scenes while keeping my finger on the fire.

What is something working at Harris has taught you? Working at Harris has taught me to ask questions! Learn as much as you can from everyone that you come into contact with. I’ve had the opportunity to interact and learn from other buyers, inside/outside sales, and leadership from all regions of Harris and Kenseal. I’ve had the most fun visiting other locations, and actually seeing how everyone does things differently while working toward the same goal.

So far, what has been your favorite memory at Harris? I like when everyone gets together at the Summit. It’s like a big family reunion with associates and vendors. It's great to see people that I interact with daily from other regions and vendor reps that I never get to see in the branches.

What does Harris Pride mean to you? You see Harris Pride the first day on the job. It’s an understanding that even though we all come from different backgrounds, we all have that same Harris Coin in our pocket. We all have each others back if there is an illness, birth, or death in the family. The Harris Fund, a charity that offers help to our employees in difficult financial times, is a prime example of Harris Pride coming to life.

Anything else you want to share about you? I’m really looking forward to my second boy being born in May!

Congratulations to you and your family! Thanks for talking with us!


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