Employee Of The Month Bill Ryan!

Congratulations Bill Ryan on being Employee Of The Month for February 2021.

Bill has been a key part of our purchasing innovation team.  He is always engaged in the meetings & looking for ways to improve our One Monroe model.  Bill has been able to work with the innovation team while meeting his branch sales goals this year.

Bill is one of the first people to reply to our Monroe sourcing team requests.  He has given multiple leads to other Monroe locations as they look to source parts.  His willingness to help promote One Monroe has allowed others to source parts they might otherwise be unable to find.

Bill was part of NW Fasteners before being acquired by Monroe.  Over the years he has used his vast knowledge of fasteners to help build some of our largest vendor managed customers. His relationships with his customers have allowed him to cross-sell all of our Monroe product lines.  Bill is constantly working with his customers to sell One Monroe and add value to his customers.  Bill has been a true believer in our “How can we Help?” philosophy.

Get to know Bill Ryan!!!!
1. Name: Bill Ryan
2. Job Title:  General Manager
3. Where did you grow up? West Linn, Oregon
4. How long have you worked for Monroe? 31 years
5. What do you like about working for Monroe? The teamwork and the people.
6. What is one thing you love about your job? The available resources through Monroe.
7. If you could add one thing to your office, what would it be? Additional sales staff.
8. Before working at Monroe, what was the most unusual or interesting job you have ever had? U.S. Army Infantry Soldier.
9. Three words to best describe you. No B.S. attitude.
10. If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? Pizza. (But real pizza, not that weird Detroit style stuff)
11. If you were an animal what would you be? Honey Badger
12. Do you have a hidden talent? What is it? Car painting.
13. What is one song you have completely memorized? Led Zeppelin Going to California.
14. What is one totally irrational fear that you have? Heights & snakes. (The irony is in the military I jumped out of planes and rappelled from helicopters.  Also spent time in Central America that has major snakes.)
15. Any favorite line from a movie? “You can’t handle the truth!”  A few good men.
16. Best vacation you have been on? Tough call, probably Hawaii trips.
17. Least favorite Food? Not a big fan of curry.
18. Do you have a motto or personal mantra? Do better.
19. What are your three most overused words/phrases? Not a fan of trendy catch phrases.  “Giving 110%” is one of the worst.
20. What is an ability you wish you had? Eat without gaining weight.
21. What is one thing on your bucket list? Go 200+mph on a motorcycle.
22. What do you like to do in your spare time? Competitive shooting, building custom cars, hiking, welding projects.
23. What is your favorite sport or sports team? Formula-1, Ferrari team.
24. Would you rather be a tiny elephant or a giant hamster? Tiny elephant for sure.
25. If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Explore the world.
26. If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?  MSG Roy Benavidez