Fifteen years and two manufacturing facilities later, John Martin has shipped his last pallet.
Nelson Company announced Martin’s retirement on Friday, June 13, 2014. John’s career highlights and work ethic are legacy-worthy. Leaving everything he knew behind, John helped open what is now Nelson’s largest manufacturing operation.
John didn’t leave everything he knew just once. He did it twice. John first relocated in December 1999 to start our Walton, Kansas operation. Coming to Nelson as a shift manager from another pallet company, John bravely took on the challenge sight unseen.
After leading our Kansas facility to great success, John accepted the opportunity to do it again - this time in Memphis. Starting with only three employees, John grew a tiny operation into what is now Nelson’s largest manufacturing operation of all eight pallet facilities.
It was a sad day for Nelson Company when John let us know it was time for him to retire. John and his wife Betty are headed back to Georgia where they’ve been missed by family for far too long. All of us at Nelson Company appreciate the time and winning success we’ve enjoyed with John. We wish John, Betty and their whole family the very best.
Nelson Company has hired Stuart Bloomfield. Stuart fills the Memphis position left open by the now-retired John Martin.
Stuart brings an impressive blend of business skills and logistics experience to Nelson Company. He has worked in safety monitoring and training. In addition, Stuart’s past work has included the positions of corporate buyer and sales.
Stuart is currently completing training related to managing the day-to-day operations of our Memphis facility. Once Stuart has his feet firmly planted, he expects to use his sales skills for growing business for Nelson Company in Memphis and areas beyond.
Everyone at Nelson Company extends a warm welcome to Stuart and looks forward to having him as a new member of the Nelson Company team.
Post by: David Caltrider, President