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Meet the team series part 16: Leadership Spotlight on John Mitchell

Episode XVI of our ‘Meet the team’ Leadership series. Today I got the chance to speak with our NYR Credit Manager John, who was nominated by our previous interviewee Todd. On Facebook we run an album called “Faces & Places of AH Harris” and we also feature snapshots of our crew on Instagram. But we want to give some insights into who our company leaders are, what their background is and include some ‘personal touch’ that goes beyond what you would find on LinkedIn. Let’s hear it from John!

John Mitchell

What is your role with the company, what are you responsible for here at AH Harris?

I am the NY Regional Credit Manager. I am responsible for the credit decisions for the NY Region. I also manage the collections of the NY Regions. I handle customer service issues, invoicing issues daily cash reconciliation of the 8 branches in the NY Region.

How long have you been with the organization?

I have been with AH Harris & Sons, Inc. for approx. 1 ½ years.

Have you always worked in the construction sector or did you change industries during your career?

I have worked in various fields including construction, over the last 30 years. My background includes Commercial Bank lending, Managing a collection agency and a telemarketing company.

What does ‘Harris Pride’ mean to you?

It means showing up for work everyday prepared and ready to tackle any problem/project in a professional manner. It means working as a team to support each member in their goals to help the company reach their financial and growth goals.

What is one thing you want our customers to know?

That AH Harris is a company that listens to your needs. And works with you to help you obtain the rentals, materials you need for your project, in the time frame you need. We have a tremendous staff of people with more experience, more energy and the desire to do the job right, and on time for our customers, than any place I have previously worked!

Do you have a piece of advice for current and/or prospect employees?

Yes, I want everyone to know that our company is made up of individuals, each with their own dreams and aspirations, but by being a part of the Harris Team, we can all reach our personal and professional goals.

Anything else you would want to share today?

I feel privileged to work with a group of caring, dedicated people, it makes my daily tasks easier to have this support.

Who do you nominate for our next leadership spotlight?

I would like to nominate Chuck Kuon.

Awesome, thank you John! Have a great day and I'll reach out to Chuck.

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