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CARE | TEAM MEMBER HEALTH & SAFETY INITIATIVES

SAFETY SPOTLIGHT

Ralph was doing quite well as a general manager for a major computer retailer, but when a friend told him about opportunities at Advance, he decided to apply. “I never thought I’d work in the automotive industry, but my friend told me it was a great company and that I’d do well there.” He was hired as an Assistant Manager and soon became a General Manager. Next, he was promoted to Commercial Accounts Manager, and seven years ago to District Manager. “I love Advance for three reasons, and the first is the customer. They come into our stores because they need something, so I make sure my team takes better care of them than anyone else. The second reason is my team because I love helping team members grow and improve. The third is the company, and one example is how they managed COVID. They were there for my family and me, which gave me real peace of mind.” Earlier this year, Ralph was asked to become a Safety Captain. “I was super excited because team member safety is close to my heart. I want to be sure they get back home in the same shape they left that morning.” Since he assumed the mantle of Safety Captain, Ralph is always looking for ways to improve safety in all work areas.

RALPH TEJADA FLORIDA DISTRICT MANAGER AND SAFETY CAPTAIN YEARS AT ADVANCE : 11 LOCATION: GREATER ORLANDO, FLORIDA

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