Being the veteran of the group, I am having fun watching the new generation arise and treat our customers the way we always have. I came to work at VIP on August 1, 1980 (yes, I actually remember the exact date). I was lucky enough to marry Kathy Vipperman (now LeClair) in 1968, and after having great success in other sales positions, I was invited to join the VIP team. Other than the three-martini lunch, my favorite part of sales is creating strong friendships with my customers. Being at VIP, I don't feel like I have worked a single day. If you love what you do, it never feels like work.
Now that I am semi-retired, I spend most of my days on the golf course, or following USC Football – FIGHT ON!
I look forward to the continued success of VIP Rubber and am glad I am able to play a part in that.