By Mark Inboden
Last week was definitely a first for UCEC. We had the #traveling3 @UCECBuilt (Evan, Zach and Garrod) doing some field services work for a customer down in Mexico. While they were working 1,100 miles south of Arvada, I appeared last Thursday in a video shown at the Rexel Investors Day meeting in Paris, France.
I was honored to have been approached by Rexel to take part in the video, “The Voice of Our Customers - Rexel, a Value-Added Partner” that was produced as part of the Rexel 2020 Strategic Roadmap. When I first saw the video, I thought it was very exciting to see the logo of our small business in Arvada, Colorado appear on the screen. What amazed me was seeing the other groups in the video; Nike and General Dynamics from the USA; some large European-based concerns such as Eiffage and Arkema...all huge international companies! The coolest part of the video was reflecting on how well Rexel, a large international company, treats all of its customers, regardless of size.
We have some more international news coming up. We are doing a project in April with a company whose primary language is German, and with whom we have worked in the past. We have several more panels heading to China, too. We will keep you posted on our travels. Merci!
Check out the Rexel video, below. UCEC makes its debut about one minute in.
Mark is President and CEO of UCEC.
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