This month’s Employee Spotlight is Jim Tramposh. Jim is a Corporate Buyer and has been part of Team O’Connor for 21 years. His enthusiasm and spirit of all things O’Connor shines through in all he does.
Jim started his HVAC career back in 1968. He worked in the warehouse of his father’s company, Refrigeration Equipment Company (RECO). His father started RECO in Kansas City, Missouri in 1939 and was one of the first of its type in the area. Jim has been around the HVAC industry his whole life.
“In 1939, my Dad started Refrigeration Equipment Co. (RECO), one of the first wholesale refrigeration heating and cooling parts and equipment supply stores in Kansas City, MO. When my four brothers, one sister and I were very young we would go down to my dad’s store on Saturdays and occasionally help stock shelves. In August of 1968, I started working after school and Saturdays in the warehouse. After graduating from high school, I started working full time in the warehouse, eventually moving to counter sales. As a family, we all worked there at one time or another.”
Jim started working at O’Connor Company February 1999. He worked at the old North Kansas City location on the inside sales counter. He eventually moved into the purchasing department ten years ago. Jim was also an instructor at Johnson County Community College teaching HVAC Basics for a short time.
“I first met Jim when I came to work for O’Connor, at that time he was working in customer service. I have never heard him complain about anything or anyone. It didn’t matter if it was those day when we were so busy that he didn’t even take time for lunch, or the evening he would stay late to return customers phone calls, he always had a smile. He is the kind of a person that would do anything for you, but watch out once he gets to know you he loves to play pranks on you. One Halloween he walked into my office ask to borrow something, so I said sure, I went to open my desk drawer and screamed like no other. There laid a bloody fake hand, and Jim was just laughing so hard at me.” Sharon Bishop