Interview with Rose Pallet Vice President – Part I

Posted On: 12th Nov, 2014 | Under: About Us | Tagged:
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Vice president Mia Allen spoke with Pallet Enterprise magazine, the wooden and plastic pallet industry source for news and information, for their monthly segment entitled “You Said It” which profiles both manufacturer and supplier executives working in the industry. Mia was happy and excited to share her experience working at Rose Pallet with readers. The edited version was published in the January 2014 issue; below is part one of the raw and uncut version.

interviewPE: What is the best piece of business advice you’ve received?

MA: One piece of advice that is ingrained in my habits is to never procrastinate; rather, do it now and always do things when you say you’re going to do them. Therefore, I don’t wait or sit on things for too long, or they could be forgotten. I find it’s always best to get things done and completed right away. This really helps me stay organized and focused—not only in business, but also in my personal life.

PE: How do you help new employees understand your company’s culture/core values?
MA:   We have a multi-step integration process for all new employees. Every new hire spends time with each department to better understand how all the pieces of the business function and fit together as well as his or her role in achieving our collective goals. He or she also receives an employee handbook in which our core values are prominently placed. I personally make sure that every member of my staff understands not only what is expected of him or her but also my philosophy of how to properly be a service provider in the pallet industry. This heavily stresses customer service, open communication with co-workers, and tons of relationship building with both vendors and customers.

We will feature the second half of the interview in a future post. In the meantime, think you’d like to work for Rose Pallet? Contact us for employment opportunities. Or, comment below and tell us your best piece of business advice; you never know who you might impact.

Amy Olson Amy Olson

Amy Olson, Vice President and Co-Founder, has over 10 years of experience in the wooden pallet industry. She has dedicated her career to serving the pallet management needs of Fortune 100 and 500 companies, both at regional and national levels. Currently, she focuses on national growth, building relationships, and developing new accounts. Amy also assists in running day-to-day operations and works closely with the sales team. Amy holds a Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, attending Chicago Blackhawks games, and painting.