Monroe Truck Equipment extends a warm congratulations to Jim Schneider as he retires after 32 years on the team. Jim serves as Monroe Truck Equipment’s Commercial Project Manager, and previously served as Commercial Sales Manager. Jim joined the Monroe team in 1989 and has spent decades building his career, and serving our commercial customers in the Midwest and across the nation.
Some of Jim’s favorite memories on the Monroe team took place when Monroe Truck Equipment became a bailment company for Chevrolet, GMC, Ford and Ram. The marketing team planned some great events to introduce our bailment programs to our Sales and Marketing teams and customers. Many of these centered around bailment trucks being driven away by Dealership personnel from the Corporate Campus.
Activities included bus trips to Dubuque, Iowa for a cruise on the riverboats and socializing. Similar events also took place at Janesville and Flint. Jim’s best memory was taking his customers to the Kalahari Waterpark Resort in Wisconsin Dells. The team had their own trade show with several participating vendors. There was a dunk tank in the trade show area manned by Monroe Truck Equipment Sales Representatives, each representative spent 45 minutes on duty being soaked with water.
Jim states, “This event was so special because the customers were allowed to bring their spouses and children, and it turned into a family event. Monroe Truck Equipment provided water park tickets and also golf the next day at Trappers Turn Golf Course. Our customers loved it, we spent time meeting their whole family. It was a fantastic bonding experience producing loyal customers for years and years!”
After a long and rewarding career, Jim is ready for all the new opportunities that will come with retirement. He is planning on joining golf and other sports leagues, visiting National Parks, climbing the Rockies and exploring the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Jim is excited to be more active, and spend more time with his adult children and other family members.
We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Jim for his years of incredible contribution to the mission of Monroe Truck Equipment. Please join us in congratulating Jim on his impressive career, and his journey into retirement.