Everyone at TFMoran wishes Joe Sears the very best in his retirement, well-deserved after working over 40 years with the Company! In September, on Joe’s 40th Anniversary, TFMoran staff celebrated his 40 Years with an office party dedicated to Joe. And, just before his last official day of working for TFMoran, president Bob Duval gave a few words of congratulations at the Company’s Annual Harvest Lunch:
“If one thing is clear; that is Joe is more than a fellow employee, Joe is an institution. Over the years, Joe has had many roles here: party chief, office manager, blueprint-maker, copier service technician, courier, delivery man, file card indexer, light bulb changer, Christmas decorator, bartender, supply orderer, receptionist, fix-it man, furniture maker, keeper of tools, file manager, grounds crew, and this is just the recent part of his career. I could go on and on.
Although there is one thing he wasn’t particularly good at – that is, throwing things away. We had to do that when he wasn’t looking.
In the past few years, perhaps Joe’s most important job has been getting our work down on paper and getting it out the door on time. It is perhaps too easy to take this for granted, but ultimately our best work does no one any good unless it is plotted, scanned, copied, collated, and mailed or delivered into the right hands at the right time.
Joe was an indispensable part of that process, and we all learned to rely on Joe – often at the last minute – to get it done. And he never let us down. This is just one example of the extra effort on the part of every single member of the team that is necessary to become – and remain – a successful company. The saying goes that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. And Joe has been a strong link in his many roles for the past 40 years.
So it is with great pleasure that I present this small token of our appreciation and ask everyone to join me and congratulate Joe on 40 years of service to TFMORAN!!
Forty years ago Joe graduated from college in 1976 with a BS in Business Management. He came out of school seeking a job at a Navy shipyard. While waiting for that position to begin, Joe took a temporary position at TFMoran. Lucky for us, temporary became permanent. Beginning in 1977 in Manchester, NH, Joe was among the original TFMoran crew. Beginning as a land surveyor/service technician, Joe tried out almost every position in the office.
We thank Joe for all he has done, and wish him the very best in his golden years! We expect and hope he will drop by now and again, to let us know what he’s been up to in retirement life.