When it comes internal growth and achievement at Dion Label Printing, Kate Morrissey is the epitome of just that. In her 17-year (and counting) tenure with Dion, Kate has gone from a Customer Service Representative to now hold the title of Sales Manager. When asked what she is most proud of in her career she said, “My growth, and Dion’s growth as a company. When I walked in the front door 17 years ago, I knew nothing about labels or the printing industry. I soaked in as much knowledge as I possibly could and to this day continue to educate myself as much as possible, wherever possible. I could tell that my colleagues were passionate about their work and the feeling was contagious. I find myself continually telling new and existing clients that, ‘I found a home at Dion.’” Dion is so fortunate to have Kate as part of our family.
As Sales Manager, Kate leads the Sales team by providing guidance, training, and mentorship. She also plays a large role in building the sales strategies to increase customer satisfaction and achieve overall sales goals. She is a big advocate for cultivating relationships with prospective new clients as well as actively engaging existing partners. Kate also works closely with the marketing and customer care teams to make sure the customer experience exceeds expectations consistently. Kate says, “my customers are what I love most about my job. It is so rewarding to start a project from a company’s inception and see the vision of their product come to life.”
When Kate is not in the office, on the road visiting partners, or traveling with the marketing team to exhibit at a tradeshow, you can most likely find her volunteering. She is mom of twin 16-year-old Boy Scouts. She and her husband are both very involved with their Scout Troop. They spend many weekends camping together (even in the winter months!) or volunteering in their local community. Kate and her family also spend a lot of time during the summer months at their camper in Vermont.
Now if her volunteering time and work ethic wasn’t enough to make us all swoon, check out these 5 fun facts about Kate that we love:
1. She has a lot of animals! 4 goats, 30 chickens, 2 Dogs and a Mini Dwarf Rabbit to be exact.
2. She played the violin for 11 years.
3. She has a black belt in Jukido-Jujitsu.
4. She is a coffee lover.
5. She and her family have season tickets to their local AHL Hockey team and rarely miss a game.
Kate is a hard worker with her eyes on the prize for the best interest of her customers always. We think she sums it up pretty well when she tells us her personal philosophy is from the late, great Steve Jobs, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” We are so grateful to have Kate on our team and cannot wait to see how her next chapter at Dion unfolds.