How long have you worked at Cashman?
Since June 2005
How did you come to work at Cashman?
My dad was a manager at Round Mountain Gold. While I was working on my engineering degree at the University of Nevada, Reno, he asked people he knew at Cashman if there were any open positions.
What was your first position at Cashman & where? Have you had any different positions or moved locations since then?
Has Cashman presented you with opportunities to grow professionally?
If you have been here a long time, how have you seen the company change? How would you describe the culture here?
Why do you stay at Cashman Equipment? What do you love about it?
Why do you believe our customers are so loyal to Cashman? What sets us apart from them?
I started working at Cashman right out of college and I was a temp in the oil lab in Reno. After about six to eight months there, I moved to Elko to be a Technical Communicator Intern with Thomas Shrecengost. I spent about four years with Thomas and worked primarily with Newmont. After I got my degrees, I took over the Newmont Alliance partnership (Cashman, Cat and Newmont). Then, I became the 795F AC Electric Drive Haul Truck Project Manager. It was about four years working with Cat and Newmont on the 30 795Fs they bought. We did the field follows here, everything – we were the flagship dealer for this brand new line of hybrid trucks. In 2013, I was promoted to Corporate MARC Manager (at 27) and moved down to corporate headquarters in Henderson.
Dave Griffin (General Manager, Equipment Solutions) sat down with me when I was still pretty new and discussed our educational opportunities. We figured out a plan that would build on my engineering degree and benefit Cashman. Cashman ended up paying for a triple bachelor’s degree in Applied Science Management & Technology, Business, and Diesel Technology. I worked full time at Cashman and went to school full time for about five years before I graduated with honors.
When I first started, everything was about NOW – not so much about the future. We look forward all the time though now! The management team is really leading us in that with the Employee Opinion Surveys, Strategy 2017, etc.
I stay at Cashman because I’m loyal to the company and to MaryKaye Cashman and all the other managers/executives who believed in me and helped me get where I am today. You don’t find a lot of owners who care like MaryKaye does.
We have changed over the years. We try to really work with the customer to get them what they need – not what we think or assume they need. I always tell my people to let them talk and just listen. We are their partners – we’re going to get their machines going at top performance and do our best to keep them there.
How does Paul describe Cashman?