Getting to Know FISCHER USA's Team: Roger
Name: Roger Lofquist
Job Title: Shipping and Receiving Warehouse Lead
1. How long have you worked for FISCHER USA? What areas have you worked in?
I've been at FISCHER USA for almost 9 years. The Shipping and Receiving Warehouse lead is a new title. It speaks to the transformation that has happened in the shipping department of FISCHER USA over the years, which is a testament to how all parts of the company continue to adapt.
2. What's your favorite thing about working for FISCHER USA?
They use the term FISCHER FAMILY a lot here. It was a different concept for me, but after 9 years, I've realized that's really how it is. Management is very supportive in terms of helping us do our job better. From the top down.
3. If you could write your own job title that best describes what you do here, what would it be?
The Protector of Parts! I'm in charge of parts inventory and making sure that the quantity that we show we have is accurate. I really don’t know what a lot of the parts do, but if the system says we should have 5 of an item, we will have 5.
4. What do you enjoy about the work you do?
I enjoy working with every department in the building. Everyone at some point needs something from shipping and receiving. People know they can come to me, and I can point them in the right direction based on what they are looking for or need taken carry of. I like keeping the flow going within the building.
5. What's your favorite part of the spindle?
Shipping it back to the customer in perfect condition. That’s the ultimate goal! Also all the parts. I am the protector of the parts! :)
6. What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars?
Be ready to learn. The more you can learn the more value you can provide.
7. Who is someone you admire, and why?
My mom. I'm the baby of 6. She raised us by herself, and I never related to those struggles of stretching the dollar, and how taxing all of that can be in life. I give her a lot of credit for what she was able to and how my siblings and I all turned out.
8. What are your tips for being successful?
Show up for those who are counting on you, take pride in your work, and always keep learning and providing value.
9. The most important thing I learned (in or since) high school is...
Accountability is so big for me. To be accountable.
10. How do you want people to remember you?
Whenever someone walks away from me, I want them to feel a little bit better. Not necessarily solve every problem, but at least make them smile and make their day better.
11. Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?
Making people smile is my greatest skill.
12. What are your top 3 favorite books/podcasts?
I try to read my Bible as much as I can. Most important words ever written down!
13. What is top on your bucket list?
I would love to golf Augusta sometime. I love golf it is so fun, and so challenging.
14. Flashback to when you were 5 years old, what do you want to be when you grow up?
I wanted to be my older brother. He was my role model growing up and still to this day. I have a lot of great memories attached to our relationship.
15. If you had a choice between two superpowers, being invisible or flying, which would you choose?
Flying. I would fly to all the famous golf courses around the world with my clubs and lose a lot of golf balls!
16. Finish this sentence. On Sunday mornings, you can usually find me...
I love going to church on Sunday with my family at St. John's Lutheran in Racine, hanging with family after, and then doing all the things to prepare for the week. And maybe a round of golf. :)