Path of Progress: Tommy Lynch
Tommy has a unique path here at Harbor, starting in our Warehouse's Utility Department and transitioning into his current role as a Foodservice Program Coordinator.
Path Of Progress

Path of Progress: Tommy Lynch

November 13, 2023

Tommy has a unique path here at Harbor, starting in our Warehouse’s Utility Department and transitioning into his current role as a Foodservice Program Coordinator.

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

A: I made the transition to where I am currently by constantly striving to learn more.

Q: How long have you been with Harbor?

A: Since September of 2019.

Q: Any advice for advancing your career at Harbor?

A: I would say that it is important to have patience when advancing at Harbor – the change can take time, but it’s worth it in the end!

Q: What roles have you held at Harbor?

A: I started in the warehouse as Utility, then Order Selecting, then a Customer Service Representative, and most recently a Foodservice Program Coordinator.

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

A: Ambition – If you are wanting to advance at Harbor, you need to share your interest with other departments, and let them know that you are willing to go above and beyond to move up in the company.

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