Path of Progress: Adam Pantier
Through his years at Harbor, Adam worked in various roles, starting as a Delivery Driver and moving to his current role as a Transportation Manager.
Q. How did you make the transition from where you started to where you are now?
A. My first role at Harbor was a full-time delivery driver out of the Tumwater, WA warehouse, which later moved to the current Lacey, WA warehouse. I worked as a delivery driver for 10 years and enjoyed working directly with our customers and salesreps. After we moved to the Lacey warehouse, I showed interest in moving up within the company and into a management position, but I wasn’t selected. I guess it wasn’t the right time. A management opportunity came available later, but it required relocating my family to the Marysville, WA area. After taking that initial step, I began to learn new things about Harbor and the operations and continued advancing throughout different roles, to where I am now.
Q. How long have you been with Harbor?
A. Feb 2023 will be 17 years.
Q. Any advice for advancing your career at Harbor?
A. Stay true to Harbor’s core values of being genuine, motivated, resourceful, and friendly. There are a lot of opportunities within Harbor to advance because the company is continually growing. Advancing within the company will require constant improvement because there are a lot of things to learn about an operation.
Q. What roles have you held at Harbor?
A. Feb 2006- Delivery driver- Tumwater, WA and Lacey, WA
July 2016- North Area Driver supervisor- Mount Vernon and Everett, WA
July 2018- Dispatch supervisor- Lacey, WA
April 2019- Driver supervisor- Lacey, WA
March 2021- Assistant transportation manager- Lacey, WA
July 2022- Transportation manager- Lacey, WA
Q. What do you think is the most important quality to have to get your career started at Harbor?
A. I think the most important quality is being friendly and working with others. Harbor is a family, and a family is a team. Working together as a team is extremely important.