Employee Spotlight – Terry Wawro
Terry Wawro, Agriculture Territory Manager, 5 Years – Prince Albert
Terry has been working in the Agriculture industry since 1977 where he started work at Cyken Equipment as a parts man and then parts manager. When Case and International merged, Moker & Thompson asked him to work for them, and he worked for Moker & Thompson up until Redhead Equipment acquired it. He has been with Redhead Equipment now for the past five years.
Terry says “regular days start with a plan to hit the road and visit customers or stay in the office and fulfill follow up calls, however each day can run different from the next and some days provide more challenges than others.” We asked Terry about some of those challenges and he mentioned “working with some customers that have had catastrophes in the past from fires or accidents, and helping them get back on their feet and get them going in the field.” Terry also mentioned how he has been able to source equipment from customers to help others when it is needed and how he really appreciates that ‘farmers helping farmers’ side of the job.
The Prince Albert branch is the newest built facility, when Redhead Equipment acquired the previous building it was too small and the existing one was then built, Terry said “it’s a great facility, good people to work with and customers like coming in here.”
We asked Terry what he thinks contributes to the longevity of Redhead Equipment and he said “the company has deep roots, its family owned, well liked and always striving for the future and always moving ahead.” Terry added that he has lots of customers going back years and years; lots of them are families from grandfathers passing down the family farm to grandchildren.
What advice do you have for someone starting a career at Redhead Equipment?
Be prepared to learn and keep on learning.
What is your greatest achievement throughout your career?
The number of years of service I have worked in this field.
If you could be anyone, who would you like to be for a day?
What song is the title soundtrack to your life?
International Harvester – Craig Morgan
When you have an hour of free time what do you find yourself doing?
I’m usually farming, gardening, doing yard work, or just anything outdoors where no one bothers you.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
A carpenter, I went to school for it for a year and ended up switching gears.
Tell us something interesting about yourself?
I started collecting toy tractors from the day I started at Cyken equipment, every time there’s a new one, the parts department tell me about it, and it ends up making its way to my office.