Back in 2004, we wrote and distributed an internal newsletter that I recently ran across. As we head into the new year, I wanted to share this with you all. Whether you are a team member at a GroupeSTAHL company or run your own business, it’s always good to have an understanding of why it is you do what you do. Here is why I do what I do, and why I will continue to work hard to make it easier than ever for our customers to succeed in 2016.
Ted Stahl on Building Blocks
1) This company was founded on a pioneering philosophy. I find great satisfaction in being part one of the pioneers of the imprinted sportswear industry and wish to continue this legacy. From the time the company first created a thermal adhesive over 40 years ago to the introduction of Thermo-FILM, CAD-CUT heat transfer materials, Hotronix heat presses and other innovative products and services, we have built a worldwide reputation by designing helpful new products. It is my wish to maintain our image as an innovator and pioneer of personalization technology.
2) This company is known for its bold, innovative marketing and subsequent education of our customers. It is my desire to see us maintain and rebuild that image to the benefit of both our dealers and our team members.
3) It is a huge joy for me to see people who work with GroupeSTAHL companies evolve and grow to reach their full potential. My role in helping people meet and exceed their career expectations, as mentor, coach, adviser and friend, has brought me an immeasurable amount of fulfillment and happiness. I wish that to continue.
4) Last but not least, the pleasure that comes from sharing the knowledge and experience I have gained over the years with customers is something that also brings great joy. It never ceases to amaze me how good it feels to show someone a faster, better way to personalize a shirt. To see a customer’s face when they see how easy it is to use a transfer, or cut a player name. We are not saving the world here. But if we do our jobs right, we know we are contributing to the financial success of others. Helping just one customer save time and money can have positive ripple effects that reach out farther than we will ever know.