Congratulations to Jim Saunders, who was presented with his 25 year service award last month, in recognition of his dedication to Summers.
Jim joined Summers in May 1992, after getting tired of the same daily routine in his previous role as a stock controller. A month after joining Summers, Jim got married, and whilst on honeymoon he told his wife that he would stick with the job for a year, so that it would look good on his CV. And here he is, 25 years on!
With an unparalleled knowledge of bearings and linear motion, Jim is an all-rounder when it comes to Summers’ stock range, and attributes this expertise to the in-house training that he has received at Summers.
Key projects that have stood out for Jim during his career at Summers include supplying bearings to the Harry Potter film franchise, and helping with the Foggy Patronas racing team, which was founded by ex-world motorcycle champion, and I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here star, Carl Fogarty. However, Jim also claims that as he never got to meet any of the Harry Potter stars, or Carl Fogarty, these highlights of his career could actually be lowlights!
When asked about his opinion of Summers, Jim commented “To me, I think Summers stands out for its professionalism, discretion and personable approach, to not just its customers but to other trade suppliers and manufacturers.”
Congratulations to Jim on his 25 years of service, and we look forward to many more to come!