Honoring Debbie McMillin for 15 years of service for TNA
We wanted to take a moment to recognize the retirement of Debbie McMillin, a cherished employee of Teadit North America for the past 15 years. In her time here at TNA, Debbie worked as an Inside Sales Manager, and most recently as an Account Specialist within the same department. To know Debbie is to love her, she has been described by her co-workers as, “one of the best in the business” and someone who, “dedicated her time, passion, and career to our industry.” But don't just take our word for it, her customers will gladly let you know the respect and adoration they hold for her. Jeff Pennington with Gaskets, Packings and Seals said, “There are no words that can express my thanks for Debbie. If words could be hugs, I would send her pages. Thanks to the true, and greatest of all, Debbie McMillin.” Another customer, Mike Thomas, retired VP of Materials at VSP, had this to say, "Debbie McMillin is a lady who treats everyone with respect, even when in disagreement. She is a friend whom I've known and worked with for almost 30 years. First as a coworker with a gasket & hose company in the Houston area and in later years as a supplier's representative. In those years she could always be counted on to be professional, friendly, honest and fair. Her personality, demeanor and straightforwardness made her the 'go to' person when customers were in dire need of product! Most of all, Debbie is a good person! She deserves to have a wonderful retirement and enjoy everything she endeavors to pursue. With deep affection, I wish her all the best."
Debbie has always been a fierce advocate for her customers, and she has taken pride in her ability to quickly provide orders and the information needed by our customers, even under the most demanding of circumstances. This ability to navigate the industry's needs comes from Debbie's experience and extensive knowledge of our product portfolio. When asked what she enjoyed most over her years working at Teadit, she responded, “My co-workers and having Chris Day as our President, and leader.” Debbie said she will miss her customers most, though and we know that feeling is mutual! However, she is now very much looking forward to spending time with her grandchildren.
TNA President, Chris Day, summed it up with a quick statement, “The quality she brought to the workplace, the chemistry within the group that she helped to develop and the incredible impact she had had on our business from the moment she started here, that will be her legacy within Teadit North America. She set a precedent people following her will be challenged to keep up with. ”
Debbie, we hope you enjoy yourself in retirement and we wish you the best in your future endeavors!