#OurStorey with Jim ‘GoGo’ Gonzalez
In 4 sentences or less, describe your job and what you might do on a “typical” day – understanding that a typical day might be different every day.
- I break down our wholesale product (SP Richards and Essendant) and get it to its proper route for delivery.
- I run tickets and organize the DM routes, as well as run the tickets for Ames, Oelwein, and Waterloo routes.
- I load my truck, route my tickets, and deliver supply orders in the DM area.
How would you describe the company culture of Storey Kenworthy?
Storey Kenworthy has always had that family feel for me. I’ve seen many of the same faces in my 25 years at SK, and we’ve built strong bonds over the years. I am fortunate to work each and every day with my work family!
Which of the 7 Core Values is your favorite? The one that inspires you most? Why?
Attitude. A positive attitude in front of our customer base is key.
What keeps you coming to work for Storey Kenworthy?
I enjoy interacting with our customer base – I get to be the glue between our company and our customers, building some amazing relationships. I appreciate every one of them!
Outside of work, what do you do to stay fulfilled, busy, balanced and focused on your personal growth?
I have 4 kids who have kept me busy over the last 22 years. I am a sports nut (Iowa Hawkeyes, Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Cubs). Since turning 40, I have really gotten into crime shows (The First 48, See No Evil, The Murder Tapes).
What would you tell somebody that is thinking about coming to work for Storey Kenworthy?
Storey Kenworthy is a family-run company who makes you feel like family. SK allows you to learn and grow both individually and with the company.
When you think about our customers – how would you say your role impacts their business and their employees?
I deliver the finished product that represents the hard work of many of my co-workers (sales reps, customer service reps, and the pick and pack department). I make sure that every customer receives the ultimate customer experience.