August 2011

Doug's News


August 2011

Susan's News

I am very flattered that Doug has asked me to pen his column in our August monthly enews and what better to write about than what you know? After more than 27 years with Doug Mockett I've learned a thing or two about the company. Back in 1984 it was just Doug and me in a small corner of a warehouse in Hermosa Beach. We did everything manually, kept track of inventory on cartons of parts, took orders on a yellow legal pad and filled out a UPS manifest by hand.

It's been great fun to see the company grow. We now have close to 60 employees in about 60,000 square feet of warehouse and office space, and multiple departments that keep the operation humming. Our product line has grown from just a handful of parts to over 4,000 SKUs.

We could not have done this without our loyal, long time staff. In fact we have about a dozen or so employees who have been with us for over 20 years, all of them quite young when they came to us. It has been a real joy to see them grow and take on new responsibilities. Children have been born, college degrees awarded and now there are even a few grandchildren in the mix!

Welcome Tree

 

One of the great things about working for Mockett is our family atmosphere. We are a diverse group and have a great deal of respect and appreciation for one another. We just celebrated our first "Multi-Cultural" luncheon last month - a real testimony to the diversity we enjoy. Spearheaded by May, a long time CSR, we sampled some of the most interesting and tastiest food from different regions of the world. It was a wonderful experience and we are all looking forward to next year's fare.

We're busy gearing up to introduce some exciting new products in the fall, so stay tuned! As always, we welcome your feedback and comments.

Warm Regards,

Susan D. Gordon