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4Rivers honors Andi Latimer with Innovation Challenge Coin

LONGMONT, Colo. – On Friday, Dec. 2, Andi Latimer was named the 4Rivers Equipment Innovation Challenge Coin Winner. A Challenge...

4Rivers leadership recognizes Andi Latimer with the Innovation Challenge Coin

LONGMONT, Colo. – On Friday, Dec. 2, Andi Latimer was named the 4Rivers Equipment Innovation Challenge Coin Winner.

A Challenge Coin is awarded on special occasions when an employee exhibits exemplary performance according to one of our core values – Integrity, respect, commitment and innovation.

Latimer, the Regional Aftermarket Manager, was nominated by 4River Equipment’s CEO John Shearer for implementing an innovative solution.

Latimer organized a parts and service dashboard, consolidating data for an at-a-glance view. Her solution communicates whether a sales order is attached to a backordered part allowing more attention to be placed on the parts needed for customers than parts on backorder solely for stock. This improved efficiencies for parts and service managers who were dealing with supply-chain issues during the pandemic.  

“Going through COVID-19 with supply-chain issues was a tiresome thing,” Director of Customer Support Brad Reid said during the Challenge Coin ceremony. “Parts were backordered, we weren’t receiving parts and couldn’t get parts— it was a whole mess. It was all caused by supply chain issues, and nobody had an answer, it was just reality.”

Brad Reid recognizes Andi Latimer with the Innovation Challenge Coin.

Brad Reid recognizes Andi Latimer during the Innovation Challenge Coin ceremony.

 

Reid went on to describe Latimer as someone who never shies aways from a challenge, especially in this case.

“The person receiving the Challenge Coin today has seriously proven themselves with dedication and a never-quit attitude,” Reid said referring to Latimer. “When this person came to us, I’m pretty sure there was no background experience in this industry. Today, if you asked me, I would confidently say this person is one of the most knowledgeable in our business.”

Latimer, who has been with 4Rivers for eight years, says it’s nice to know behind-the scenes work gets noticed and considers problem solving one of the most enjoyable and rewarding aspects of her position.

“I like problem solving and figuring out how to make something work or figuring out why something isn’t working. It’s like a brain game to me and I have always enjoyed that.”

Latimer is the fourth Challenge Coin recipient joining Kimberly Kraisinger, Rich Jeanblanc and Erick Jarvis.

4Rivers Equipment thanks Latimer for her passion and determination that continues to elevate the people and processes around her!