Mitch Brunette: Director Of Operations
This hit or miss weather has winter off to a very unique start, typical for Minnesota! Our snow removal began quickly and then came to an abrupt halt with the recent warmer temps. There have been a handful of evenings that melted snow has frozen overnight and required some attention, but for the most part, the truck/salt/shovel crews have had a light start to the season.
We have had a busy few months and January will continue to carry that trend! We are bringing on a significant group of new accounts on the first of the year, which will require all hands on deck from everyone on our team! We will need to ensure that we are giving them the help and attention needed, to get off the ground quickly.
Speaking of our team, I am very excited to have 2 new Night Managers with us, as well as an FSM that is starting next week! April is our new night manager for the NW Metro and is off to a great start in her first few weeks. She is now ready to start taking over the territory. Vanessa is our new NE Metro night manager and she is off to the races there, as well. Vanessa is beginning to fully take over the route, as Jose becomes more of an additional help/flex person for us. Alex will be our new NW FSM, who will be joining us on Monday. He is very excited for the opportunity to give that route the attention it needs and to be able to grow long-term.
It has been a busy season for myself, inside and out of the office. In the blink of an eye, Christmas is here! Fortunately for my wife and I, we don’t have a ton of shopping to do, so we can focus on getting the house in order and getting to our destinations for Christmas. Aside from all of that, I went ice fishing with Aaron Bowen a couple weeks ago. We caught a bunch of sunfish and one large mouth! Happy Holidays everyone!