Here at Cornejo & Sons, we have great leaders in charge of the different branches we manage. Each takes pride in caring for our company, customers, and employees equally. Let us introduce our amazing leadership team. GEORGESAUSSEIL, PRESIDENTOF CORNEJO & SONS Georges is an engineer by trade and holds a degree from École Polytechnique in Paris, France. Prior to joining Cornejo as president, Georges spent 35 years in the construction and construction-materials industry, including 20 years working as CEO for various construction companies ranging in size from 500 to 5,000 employees. As president, Georges constantly advocates for workforce development, community involvement, and customer focus to take Cornejo to the next level. In the community, Georges serves as chairman of the board of the Wichita Grand Opera and is also a board member of the Rotary Club of Wichita. In his free time, Georges enjoys yoga and solving the New York Times crossword puzzles. PAT SHORT, VICE PRESIDENTOFAGGREGATES Pat holds a degree in mining engineering fromMissouri S&T and an MBA from Southern Illinois University. Prior to joining Cornejo, Pat spent 25 years in the mining industrywith various aggregate companies throughout the Midwest as a quarrymanager, performance manager, and general manager. As vice president, Pat constantly strives to achieve world-class results with our customers. In the community, Pat is a volunteer for Junior Achievement. He also serves on the steering committee for the Andover Public Schools STEM curriculum. Outside the office, Pat enjoys spending time on the golf course or fly-fishing in Missouri. TIMZYNDA, VICE PRESIDENTOFREADYMIXANDASPHALT Tim holds a dual degree in chemical engineering and chemistry from the State University of New York. Prior to joining Cornejo, Tim spent 15 years working in various roles, including inspector for the New York DOT and general manager for Lafarge New Mexico Ready Mix and Lafarge Wichita Ready Mix. Customer service and operational excellence are Tim’s top priorities and are seen in every delivery, every time. In the community, Tim serves on multiple boards throughout Kansas to help the community and his profession. These include the Kansas Food Bank Board of Directors, Cosmopolitan International (Wichita Chapter), and the Kansas Aggregate Producers’ Association/Kansas Ready Mixed Concrete Association. Beyond the office, Tim enjoys spending time coaching his son’s youth baseball team. This is just a small portion of our leadership team, but don’t worry! Tune in next month to meet more of the talented individuals that make Cornejo & Sons great. MEET OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM!
Heat Up the Summer MonthsWith a ‘Wow!’ CUSTOMER APPRECIATION ISN’T SEASONAL A little customer appreciation can go a long way — after all, everyone likes to be treated well by the people they do business with. But if your appreciation stops at holiday cards and birthday offers, you might be missing the mark. Summers tend to be busy for most whether it’s on the job site or baseball field, so taking the time to show your customers you care during this time can go a long way. HOSTA SUMMER EVENT There’s no need to plan a black-tie gala. Summer is the season of relaxation, so keep it low-key, and let your clients know they are welcome to bring their friends and family. Here are a few fun ideas to consider: • Host a barbecue at the office or local park. Make sure you have the proper permits first. • Book a movie theater, and show the latest blockbuster. (We hear “Avengers: InfinityWar” is pretty awesome.) • Plan an adults-only scavenger hunt. Include local landmarks, offer prizes, and provide grown-up beverages afterward to make the event really memorable. • Throw a block party. This one requires some planning, but if you pull it off, your clients will talk about it until next summer! DELIVER ONE BIG ‘WOW’ Social media makes it pretty easy to keep up with everyone’s lives, so look for an opportunity to make a great impression on one customer. Maybe a client is expecting their first grandchild. Could they use a new stroller? Is a wedding anniversary coming up? Who wouldn’t love a limo ride and dinner at the nicest restaurant in the city? Go a bit over the top! People love to share stories on social media about the cool, unexpected things businesses do. Wouldn’t you like to go viral for a good reason? SEND CARDS FOR STRANGE HOLIDAYS Sure, you mail cards during the winter holidays, but so does everyone else. Why not mail a card for National Doughnut Day on June 1? You can even include a coupon to a local doughnut shop. Or you can send a funny card with a picture of your office dog for National Mutt Day to announce that, thanks to your client’s support, your company is donating to a local animal shelter.
These ideas may work great for your clients, or you might need to brainstorm a bit. Your clients are as unique as your company, so don’t hesitate to find a special way to show them you care.
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