August 23, 2018
This is the story of Pioneer Scale’s own, Mike Murphy:
Mike Murphy had humble beginnings in North Texas with his parents, but as a young man he decided to pack up and head west. He would call Central Valley, California his home for 28 years. There, he had two sons, Michael and Paul Murphy. The role of fatherhood only strengthened his passion for his family. Once his sons were in college, Mike made the decision to move back to central Texas to help with his parents, marking the beginning of his tale with Pioneer Scale Co., Inc.
Mike has been a workplace superstar within the manufacturing and food processing industries, and he continues to live up to the hype as he has journeyed into the scale industry. His coworkers rave about his eagerness to learn and his passion for his customers. I had the pleasure of meeting Mike earlier this month and I can concur. The rumors of his stardom were true, he was an absolute rock star. He was very humble about these rumors, insisting that he focused his energy on positivity. Goals are very important to the culture of Pioneer Scale Co., so it was only appropriate to learn about the goals Mike is working towards. He said he has two main goals, one being personal and the other professional. His professional goal is to develop his career and get closer and closer to his customers. He mentioned within his experience he held positions with little customer interaction, but slowly he has gravitated back to being on the frontlines. Representing his customers is very important to him, and it has been obvious over the past month. His personal goals are to eat, pray and maintain his friendships better. Both of his primary goals are in constant work and they help motivate him to conquer each day.
It was important to learn about his personal life, as well, and he shared that his personal ambitions involved taking care of his family and his beloved hobby of backpacking. I asked about his most memorable moment in life and he replied that backpacking the Grand Canyon with his sons was one of his fondest memories. He said he had always dreamed of sharing his passion for the outdoors with his children and when he did, he expressed it was a very emotional moment.
In our conversations, it was clear to me that Pioneer found a superhero within Mike Murphy. On behalf of the entire team, we are excited to have him as a part of the family.