How long have you worked at Cashman?
Since September 2004
How did you come to work at Cashman?
I worked as a test engineer for Caterpillar for six years at the Tucson Proving Grounds. I was working on Cat track-type tractors and ended up doing a field follow with a Cat D9T dozer at Florida Canyon mine [in Cashman’s territory]. While I was there, I developed a good relationship with pretty much all of Cashman’s technicians and service managers.
Then Caterpillar wanted me to move back to Peoria, Illinois for a different position. My kids wanted to stay in Arizona, and my wife and I wanted to raise them in the Southwest culture. I started looking around and ended up applying at Cashman.
What was your first position at Cashman & where? Have you had any different positions or moved locations since then?
How would you describe the Cashman culture?
What’s the best part of your job here at Cashman?
Why do you believe our customers are so loyal to Cashman?
I became a technical communicator at Cashman in Elko and moved my family up there with me. I was a TC from 2004 to 2006, at which point I became the Technical Services Manager in Elko. Then in 2009, I moved into the Product Support Manager position. By 2011, my kids were graduating from high school. When we moved to Elko, I had promised my wife that we would move back south when the kids graduated. I told Cashman that I had to make a change. Fortunately, the Assistant General Service Manager position opened up, and my wife and I moved back down to Henderson for me to accept the job. After being in that position for a few years, a new business need was discovered and I became the Quoting & Estimating Manager for Service throughout the company.
When I first started at Cashman, safety wasn’t really part of our daily routine. It was more general safety – that “have to” mentality. Now, there’s a safety focus all the time. It’s becoming ingrained in our everyday actions.
Cashman Equipment is the best company I’ve ever worked for. I love working with the people and interacting with them. I like leading teams and helping grow the business. It feels more of a family or team atmosphere, we are not just numbers here.
And under all of that, I love yellow iron. It’s a part of me.
Cashman is very, very ethical. The company has a big sense of business ethics. We believe that the customers are what keep all of us at work. If your customers trust you to take care of them, you all have job security.
How does Thomas describe Cashman?