Allen Lund Company's Tracey Lewin Discusses Career and More
ANAHEIM, CA - Every produce show is a golden opportunity to reconnect with old friends and partners from across the industry. With these “catch-ups,” we get to see how things have changed from the previous year, including new promotions and steps in our friends’ journeys. Tracey Lewin, Vice President of Sales and Operations for the Allen Lund Company, took time to chat with me about how she is settling into her most recent role.
“Over 30 years ago I began with the Allen Lund Company in the accounting department where I lasted for about a year and a half or so and then I moved into the sales department—particularly refrigerated and produce,” Tracey told me. “From there I worked my way up and became the Assistant Manager, then the Manager of the Los Angeles office, and in April of this year I was promoted to Vice President.”
Tracey has a busy plate with the new role, but she is more than up to the task. She is challenged with overseeing 11 of the company’s 35 branch offices, and from headcount freight management to management styles and regional differences, each office holds its own special characteristics.
“I’m learning more and more about these offices, getting to know the managers even better, and I’m really embracing this opportunity to continue to grow with the company,” she said.
For over 25 years, Tracey has attended just about every show that the company does, and yet she still finds ways to extract value and fun out of every single one.
“We really appreciate the opportunity to meet with our shippers, growers, and even other carriers that come to see us—it has been a very beneficial relationship for all parties involved and we really appreciate PMA,” she commented.
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