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Richard Stamey Does It ‘The Mickey Way’

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Richard Stamey

Richard Stamey

There’s a right way to do things and a wrong way to do things. And then there’s The Mickey Way of doing things. Kevin Cornelius, Field Service Engineering Manager for Falconer, NY-based Truck-Lite Co., LLC, recently got an up-close-and-personal look at The Mickey Way, compliments of Richard Stamey, the Lead Man on Mickey’s Beverage Body & Trailer line.

Truck-Lite is a major producer of safety lighting and other safety accessories to the heavy-duty truck, trailer and commercial vehicle industries, and Kevin was in Mickey’s High Point plant to install a prototype plug-and-play wiring harness on a beverage body. He worked closely with Richard during his visit.

“Richard went above and beyond to familiarize himself with the new product we were installing; he asked many questions so that he would understand and soak up knowledge, and he was extremely helpful during the install,” says Kevin. “I do customer installs like this frequently, and never have I experienced a production employee who was as eager to learn as much as possible and become a more valued employee. Nor have I had a production employee be so helpful when transitioning to a new system; usually this is met with resistance because it is seen as change. It is clear to me that Richard is dedicated and wants to do a great job every day.”

Noel DiBona, Mickey’s Vice President, Product Development echoed Kevin’s sentiments regarding Richard. “We had another vendor in here recently working on some new features, and he also commented on Richard’s positive attitude and eagerness to learn new systems,” Noel says. “Our Engineering Team has worked with Richard on many different projects and they have all been very positive experiences.”

“The best way to go from good to great is to keep learning about new technologies, new processes, new products and new ways of doing things,” says Richard. “When changes come down the pike, I want to be ready for them.”

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