I am honored to serve on the PPAW Board and look forward to getting to know our members better and sharing best practices. I have been in the industry since the age of 19….so I have seen many changes and the future is going to be one of promise for those that continue to learn and embrace technology but never lose sight of the importance of building relationships.
The way we do business today is far different than when I first began; and in our rapid world of change, it will be vastly different in the near future too! I would like to impart that staying stagnant or thinking that one is too old to learn new things just will “not cut it!” I am self-taught on many technology facets and I embrace change. I hope to continue to mentor our salespeople and watch them continue on a path of great success. This is an incredible industry and I hope to be able to give back in time and talents since it has been such a rewarding profession for me.
I am grateful that I have developed many wonderful friendships through our supplier network; I also have many distributor colleagues that I am so fortunate to call friends!
Remember to focus on others and success will follow! It is the “Earl Nightingale” way!
Douglas J. Dobbe