Rodney Pippin | Outside Sales
Age: 47 | Years at Ample Industries: 20
I build relationships. A lot of people like to do that via email or phone these days, but I prefer to meet with people face-to-face and at their facilities so that I can better understand their needs. I also like to deliver as many orders as I can myself. My job is to earn trust and then guide people through ordering the right label.
WHAT DOES THE JOB MEAN TO YOU?
I was 20 years old when I started working at Ample. At that point it was a j-o-b. After a few years, I left to start my own company. I started a lawn care business during one of the driest summers on record and soon realized I didn’t want to have to depend on the weather for an income. When I walked back in the door at Ample, I knew that I was here to stay. I worked in shipping or the warehouse or ran a press. Then, when a long-time outside salesman for the company was looking toward retirement, I started thinking about sales, and that’s when I turned another page.