Jim Fleming, Pak West Chief Operating Officer, Retires
April 1st, a day in infamy at Pak West, the retirement of Pak West’s own Jim Fleming after 20 years with the company.
As Jim moves on to the next chapter of his life, he leaves a legacy of ideals behind that will be relied upon to continue the evolution he started. First, the establishment of a long-term marketing strategy to grow the relatively small Pak West at the time into a highly service-oriented, value-added company. Secondly, the fostering of personal growth and development of the staff to help the company move forward with the experience and knowledge needed to thrive within an ever-changing industry. Lastly, the cultivation of the relationship whether with customers, vendors, or partners by providing a level of assistance and problem solving that goes above and beyond.
But, for those he leaves behind, Jim taught the value of relationships within one’s own company. He made a concerted effort to bond with all the employees by stopping by their desks or giving a personalized “Hello” on his rounds in the office. He was never just a title dictating to the masses. He was a leader that got to know those around him, because he knew that every single employee was what moved the company.
We will miss the daily lessons received from Jim and the influence he had on our work and personal lives (whether he knew it or not). We thank you, Jim, and wish you the best on this new chapter of your life – we wouldn’t be here without you!