35 years at Hydraulic Supply Company

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35 years at Hydraulic Supply Company

January 12, 2015

 Two of our employees are celebrating 35 years at Hydraulic Supply Company. Their combined 70 years of service is an amazing accomplishment, and we are very proud of maintaining our focus on valuing employees and promoting an atmosphere of cooperation and mutual respect. Congratulations to these two exceptional employees Luis Lantigua and Howard Ayres for their many years of great service to our company!

Luis Lantigua

Hired in 1979 by our founder Harold Inglis, Luis Lantigua’s first job at Hydraulic Supply Company was as a retail counter representative in our Miami location. In 1982 he became an Inventory Analyst and was in charge of maintaining inventory levels and pricing structures for the company vendors. In 1984, Luis was transferred to Customer Service where he worked as a Representative for our domestic region and handled some of the top accounts. In 1992 he joined our fast growing Export Department in the inside sales area. From 1995 until 1998, Luis worked as a domestic outside sales representative and was responsible for over 500 of our top accounts. Currently, for the last 17 years, he has been in our Inventory Management team and has managed over 5,000 products from our top suppliers.

Howard Ayres

Hired in November 1979 by Frank Hardy Sr., Howard Ayres started in the Belle Glade repair center and after 4 years transferred into Counter Sales at the store for a year and a half. Howard was then part of the Belle Glade Inside Sales team for eleven and a half years. In 1995 he was transferred to our Miami location temporarily while our Corporate Headquarter (DCS) was being built. When DCS was finalized in October that same year, Howard started working in the our corporate office with several roles in customer service such as a Blue Team Leader/ Tech Support and in the Gold team for 8 years.

In May 2004, Howard moved to Mableton, GA and worked as a Counter Sales Representative at our Mableton location. At the time, he was under the supervision of Mike McKay, Retail Manager, and John Serra, V.P of the Northern Region at that time. In June 2007, Howard relocated to open and manage our retail store in Chattanooga, TN and has been there for the past 7 years.

Once again, our sincere congratulations and many thanks to Luis and Howard!

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