Asst. Operations Mgr
I work in operations, specifically dealing with setting the production schedule and managing inventories at every step throughout the process. My skills in analysis and organization are helpful in solving problems on the production floor and making sure everyone is on the same page. I make it my job to ensure that all of the product we make is up to our high standards and that we are able to fill all orders in a timely manner. In addition, I enjoy learning everything there is to know about making pet food from start to finish and I take great pride in how we go about doing it.
What we stand for
I consider myself very lucky to be a part of what the Fromm and Nieman families have built over the last century and counting. The accomplishments the company has achieved since it began in the early 1900s give me a great sense of excitement as well as a great sense of responsibility. We believe that we must continually work to improve our products and processes, and on any given day, you can find my dad, my brother, or me on the production line making sure the product is up to our standards and looking for areas that need improvement. This gives our employees a sense of pride in the unique pet foods that we produce. It’s extremely important that our employees enjoy coming to work each day and they believe in what they do because our dog and cat foods require great attention to detail on every level.
How we stand apart
My dad taught me the importance of doing everything fully and correctly: if you are going to do something, make sure the job is done and that it is done right. We do not take any shortcuts and you will see that when you feed your dog or cat Fromm pet food. I have always found that the best way to sell our product is to feed our product and in reading customer reactions to our pet foods, I find that our faithful customers sell our products as well as anybody.
I have three smaller members of my household: my dog Gracie — a lovable and adorable brindle pit-bull mix who fancies herself a princess — and two cats Kilgore and Trout — a dynamic duo full of rambunctious playfulness. All three of my pets came from rescue organizations and each one has brought such joy into my life. And of course, none of them let me forget when its meal time.
Like my father and brother, I love brewing and drinking craft beers. I also inherited an interest in gardening from my mom, and there’s little I enjoy more than brewing beer with homegrown hops or cooking with homegrown herbs and vegetables. I enjoy grilling out nearly every weekend (that includes winter months!). Living in Wisconsin, of course I follow the Green Bay Packers all year long, and I love watching football and college basketball, among other sports.