Employee Spotlight – Debbie Leniuk
Debbie Leniuk, Credit Manager, Saskatoon Case, 30 years
Debbie has worked with Redhead Equipment for 30 years. She started in the Receptionist role for 3 months before quickly being pulled into the service department. She worked in service for about 8 years and then was given the opportunity to be involved with Service Clerk training for all branches. Three years later she was given the opportunity for the Finance Manager position, “I wasn’t sure at the time, but trusted the powers that be and took the opportunity” She worked as a Finance Manager for about 10 years. At this point another opportunity came up and she moved into the Credit Manager position and has been there for 7 years.
“It is a very busy position and very rewarding. I enjoy working with both our customers and Redhead personnel, the focus is ultimately providing the best possible experience for our customers” she says when asked about her day to day in the role of Credit Manager.
“It’s rewarding when things come together smoothly as a team, and developing friendships with customers is pretty cool. These are rewarding relationships.”
We asked Debbie why she’s stayed with Redhead Equipment for so many years and she has to give credit to Gary himself. In a statement she said “I have the utmost respect for Gary and how he manages and treats his employees, let alone how he runs his business and the reputation he has built and maintained.” She says Redhead is home, “it’s family, you spend most of your life here so you make sure to enjoy the work you do and the people you work with.” In conclusion Debbie has had great experience working at Redhead Equipment and had many positive things to say, “Redhead has been a great company to work for and I knew when I started here I wouldn’t be leaving unless they asked me too! I enjoy what I do and the people I’ve grown to know, I can’t really picture myself anywhere else.”
What advice would you give someone just starting out at Redhead Equipment?
It’s a company you can trust so work your butt off. Take opportunities…they’re there; don’t be afraid to take them.
Tell me something people may not know about you.
I use to compete in bodybuilding and was Ms. Saskatchewan back in the 80’s.
What song would be on the soundtrack to your life?
There are many that could be, but for sure, ‘Red Red Wine’
Do you have a favourite place to travel to?
Barbados – I call it my second home.