In part 65 of our A.H.Harris ‘Meet the Team’ blog series, we spoke with Account Manager, Sean Burgess of our Plainville, MA location. Sean has been with the company for over 10 years and has moved up the ladder more than a few times! Let’s all give him a warm welcome and hear what Sean has to say about his career here at Harris!
Hi Sean! Thanks for speaking with us! What is your role at Harris?
Anytime! I am an Account Manager in our NNE (Northern New England) Territory based out of our Plainville, MA Location.
What lead you to a career with Harris?
Back in 2006 I coached what would soon become my Sales Manager’s son in baseball. He heard I was looking for a summer job and had me hired to work in the warehouse at our old Branch in Medfield, MA.I left after that summer to go back to school, called back in July of 2007, and have been here since.
What was your first job ever?
I worked as a Gas Attendant at Mr. Franks Gas Station in Norwood, MA when I was 15.
Describe Harris in three words:
Pride. Dedicated. Reliable.
What is your biggest accomplishment at Harris so far?
There are a few that stick out, not just one.I was very proud to be promoted to Account Manager in 2013, I was the “Inside Sales Associate” of the year in 2012, and have been recognized for other accomplishments within the company.Building relationships with my customers and growing their business with us has been what makes me want to go to work everyday!
Those are some amazing accomplishments, Sean! What is something working at Harris has taught you?
That you can accomplish anything that you put your mind to! I started in the warehouse, worked in our form yard, went to inside sales, and am now an Account Manager. A.H. Harris gives you plenty of opportunity if you show you are a hard working and dedicated person.
So far, what has been your favorite memory at Harris?
I would say when I walked up on stage to receive my first award at our company Summit as 'Inside Sales Associate of the Year'. It made me feel great to know that my hard work and effort was recognized by my co-workers and leadership team.
That must have been an amazing feeling! Can you tell us what does Harris Pride means to you?
To me, Harris pride means that our employees strive to be the most loyal, dedicated, reliable, and knowledgeable employees that they can be.
Anything else about you?
I recently celebrated my 10 year anniversary here at A.H. Harris, I just became engaged to my amazing fiancé, and I enjoy golf, poker, and fishing in my spare time.Thank you for interviewing me!
It was our pleasure! Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for taking time to speak with us and telling us a little bit about yourself, Sean!
Our ‘Meet the Team’ series is ever growing and we`re always looking for new associates to talk to! If you know anyone who would like the opportunity to be interviewed, comment below! Don’t forget to follow us on one of our many social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter as well! Have any questions about our products or services? Go onto our website and chat directly to one of our associates!