Tuesday 5 March 2013

Davis Controls Ltd. - Spring Into Growth & Loss Of A DCL Family Member

Over the last few months, there have been many new beginnings here at Davis Controls, not the least of which was our migration to a new software platform.  As is the case every year, Feb. 01 is also the beginning of our new fiscal year.  This year, Andreas Sobotta, our recently recruited National Sales Manager, organized a New Year / New Budget, Kick-Off meeting that included technical, sales and marketing presentations from our three Product Managers as well as from our Regional, District and Territory Managers and a few of our key suppliers.  Our entire national sales team was treated to outstanding presentations on Gems Sensors, Danfoss and their new One-Gear Drive for conveyor applications in the F&B market and new Parker/Balston Sterile Air solutions for the food industry, as well as new product development updates from WAGO, Indusoft and Nematron.

After hours, the sales team was joined by the entire Oakville office staff for an evening of socializing, eating, drinking and team building.  The meeting offered a great opportunity for the whole team to get together in both professional and social environments and have some fun in the context of articulating and discussing our corporate goals and objectives for the coming year.  Several new constructive ideas and suggestions came from the two workshops conducted during our 2.5 day meeting and we hope to implement most of these during the weeks and months ahead.

Participation by everyone involved was very encouraging and the feedback so far is definitely positive.  The stage is now set for us to have another great year and I look forward to playing whatever role I can in making this year, our F2014, a record breaking success.

Unfortunately, not every recent development here has been a new beginning.  The company and every member of it suffered the loss last week of Josef Speer to lung cancer.  Joe has been a valuable member of the Service Department at Davis Controls since April 1997, when we had the good luck and good fortune to add the Barber Coleman line of temperature controls to our product offering and Joe Speer to our staff. 

Joe passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Thursday, February 28, 2013 in his 55th year.  Beloved husband of Betty and dearly loved father of Jennifer, Samantha and Matthew, Josef will be sadly missed by all of us here at Davis Controls.



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