Ian Earle- Divisional Operations Manager, Westburne Midwest

How did Westburne cross your career path?

I was approached by a head hunter in early 2014 for my current role (Divisional Operations Manager, Mid-West).

What do you enjoy most about your role at Westburne?

I enjoy the people that I work with and the team atmosphere at Westburne.

In your experience, what differentiates Westburne from other organizations?

The large number of Westburne branches across the country allows us to touch and service so many different customers and geographic areas.

What has Westburne done for your career path and personal growth?

Westburne has broadened my overall sales knowledge. The contacts and relationships that I have developed since joining WB

What is your best memory from your time at Westburne?

The completion of the Winnipeg warehouse reorganization project in 2014, and the benefits we have seen since then.

In your opinion, what is the recipe for success at Westburne?

Respect and align with our company culture, listen to employees and follow through on commitments made.

Tell me something your co-workers would be surprised to learn about you.

I am a music buff!

Thinking beyond your day job, what are you passionate about?

I’m passionate about staying current on national and global affairs.

What is something you’d like to learn, or are in the process of learning?

Our new Black Belt program (an ecommerce adoption initiative).

Tell me about an event or person that has changed your day-to-day life for the better?

My wife.

What are your professional and personal resolutions for the upcoming year?

Pick up the phone more often to communicate and resolve issues, versus sending emails back and forth. Also, I’d like to get back into weekend golf with my family.

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