Through Keaton's years here at Harbor, he started as an Order Selector, working various roles in between, and moving to his current role as a Regional Sales Manager.
Path Of Progress

Path of Progress: Keaton Warner

March 7, 2024

Through Keaton’s years here at Harbor, he started as an Order Selector, working various roles in between, and moving to his current role as a Regional Sales Manager.

Q: What roles have you held at Harbor?

A: Order Selector, Store Solutions Representative and Lead SSR, Territory Sales Manager, and currently a Regional Sales Manager

Q: How did you make the transition from where you started to where you are now?

A: In 2013, I began my Harbor career as an Order Selector at the Lacey Warehouse. I finished my first two years of college in 2015 and I knew that Harbor was where I wanted to be going forward. My work ethic was developed from my time in the warehouse and I was ready to use those skills and core values in another role. From there I moved into a sales role as a Store Solutions Representative which laid the foundation for my next position. I was mentored and coached by a few key people, Patricia Janssen, Chris Spanjer and David Pilon to further my career into the sales world. In 2019, I took a position as a Territory Sales Manager and moved to Portland! I worked along the beautiful Columbia River Gorge as I grew my territory and made many wonderful relationships with our customers. In March of 2023, I was ready to take another leap in my career and moved into my current position as Regional Sales Manager of LDC-Portland.

Q: How long have you been with Harbor?

A: Since April of 2013

Q: Any advice for advancing your career at Harbor?

A: Don’t be afraid to step outside your comfort zone. Be confident and push yourself to be your very best self. Another piece of advice is to build genuine relationships with those around you. Harbor is a not just a workplace but a family. We all want to surround ourselves with friendly people, so be exactly that!

Q: What do you think is the most important quality to have to get your career started at Harbor?

A: Be eager to learn from those around you! Harbor has an immense amount of incredibly talented people and to learn from them is your best resource.

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