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Paul Laidler Joins JetCo Federal as Director of Operations

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH (October 28, 2021) JetCo Federal, a Grand Rapids-based supply chain management and logistics company, welcomed a new team member this month.

Paul Laidler

Paul Laidler joins the JetCo Federal team as Director of Operations. In this role, he leads strategic planning, business development, and management of the company’s day-to-day operations. 

Laidler brings with him extensive experience in the logistics, supply chain, and manufacturing industries. In his most recent position, he served as assistant plant manager and process engineer for a contract manufacturer of machined, painted, and illuminated components for the aerospace, military, and automotive industries.

Laidler is a graduate of Michigan State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management.

To learn more about the JetCo Federal team, please visit our leadership page.

The Power of Connections: Cultivating Authentic Relationships

Building a strong relationship with your current and future customers is a crucial step a company should take to be successful in their industry. At JetCo Federal, we take creating connections seriously. Transparent communication is ingrained into our company, and we establish and cultivate authentic relationships with our suppliers and customers.

Why?

To us, it’s not just a business relationship. Our interactions are human-to-human. They’re meaningful, personal, and transparent. We understand that when you cultivate strong relationships, it only brings benefits to both parties.

Authentic Relationships

How does our team cultivate authentic relationships with our suppliers and customers? Our team:

  • Listens to the needs of our end-user;
  • Asks the right questions to ensure our customers are satisfied;
  • Communicates consistently;
  • Displays integrity with every interaction;
  • Is respectful of our suppliers and customers’ time;
  • And builds a trustworthy relationship with everyone we come in contact with.

We take these steps with every relationship we build. Our suppliers and customers appreciate the time we take to cultivate the relationship, and when our suppliers and customers are happy, we’re happy.

A Unique Team

At the core of our company is the drive to re-win every day. Whether it’s winning a large contract with the government, solving a simple sourcing problem, or completing fast turn-around times, our team wants to win. We’re also not afraid to take on complex projects, which makes us different than our competitors.

Our team is unique, and our connections are authentic. This is a powerful combination that leads to satisfied customers, a strong company culture, and a robust network. Without our authentic relationships, we wouldn’t be able to do the work that we do now. The government wouldn’t be buying, and our customers wouldn’t be satisfied. But they are buying, and they are satisfied. And that’s in part due to the power of our connections.

Establishing and maintaining authentic relationships is at the core of what we do. Connections are powerful, and when you have strong connections, you have trust and loyalty not only within your company but with your end-users as well.

JetCo Federal Expands Sales and Business Development Team

JetCo Federal, a Grand Rapids-based supply chain management and warehouse supply company, added two full-time employees to their team.

Erik Greene

Erik Greene joins JetCo Federal as the director of sales and marketing. In this role, he works with customers to identify and solve complex logistics and sourcing challenges throughout their supply chain. Prior to joining the JetCo Federal team, Greene worked as a marketing manager for a material processing company where he was responsible for strategy, channel management, and operations. Greene is a graduate of Grand Valley State University where he received his master’s degree in Communications.

 

Johnny Schweir

Johnny Schweir

Johnny Schweir joins JetCo Federal as a capture specialist. In this role, he meets sales goals by supporting bid response efforts and finding new opportunities. Prior to joining the JetCo Federal team, Schweir worked as a buyer and manager at an outdoor equipment company. Schweir is a graduate of Anderson University where he received his bachelor’s degree in Business Management.