There are a lot of things within O’Connor Company that make us unique and one of the special things is the long tradition of dedication from our employees. These days it is rare to have employees that stay with one company for decades and O’Connor is proud to have several. In this edition of the O’Connor Company Employee Spotlight, we highlight one of those employees, Wendell Miller.
You may not have had the pleasure of meeting Wendell personally, but odds are you have been affected by him at some compacity. Wendell started at O’Connor Wichita in 1977 while he was still in college at Wichita State University. While looking for a summer job he saw a posting on the student center bulletin board for warehouse/warranty work at O’Connor Company. He figured it would just be a summer job to get him through until the next semester started, but 42 years later he is still here.
Wendell transitioned from working in the warehouse to the customer service counter in the 1980s. He eventually got promoted to branch manager in the 1990s. It goes without saying that Wendell has worn just about every hat possible at O’Connor Company.
Wendell has worked with so many people and one of the joys Wendell has had all these years is meeting and working with fun and dedicated employees. Debi Turnbull, Corporate Pricing Manager, has worked with Wendell for 40 years and she recalls how important Wendell has been to O’Connor. “Wendell is that rare individual who has his priorities intact. He’s fair, honest, and dependable.” Debi goes on to add, “He is not a diamond in the rough, he is the diamond. Valuable, brilliant and bright. The real deal!”