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Fred presentation

  1. 1. Fred Klietz Retirement December 30, 2013
  2. 2. Introducing……….. Frederic Stephen Klietz 1948 was a great year! Big brother Chuck 2
  3. 3. Ready to conquer the World Columbia Heights Sr. High 1966 3
  4. 4. The Start June 7, 1966 Machine trainee 4
  5. 5. Duty Calls U.S. Army Sergeant E5 Turkey 1969 – 1971 5
  6. 6. Home Again Employment reinstated October 26, 1971 6
  7. 7. History with Graco June 7, 1966 • Machine Trainee December, 1969 • Military Leave October 26, 1971 • Reinstated to Customer Service June 10, 1972 • Sales Coordinator Mpls June 1, 1974 • Branch Manager – San Francisco office 7
  8. 8. History with Graco 1975 • Branch Manager – Los Angeles 1978 • Back to Minnesota – Branch Operations Manager 1985 • Govt. Contracts & Marketing Manager 1988 • Customer Service Manager 1993 • WW Distribution Development Manager “We’re gonna miss you” L.A. send-off 2005 • Director, Customer Service 8
  9. 9. Graco Regional Branches Branch Operations Manager 1980’s Branches: Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, West Caldwell - NJ, Cleveland, Detroit 9
  10. 10. Major Contributions to Graco • GEDI Implementation • Instrumental in implementation of Distribution and Customer Service functions at Maasmechelen facility • TOPS Implementation • New business software system in Japan • Australia warehouse and customer service operation 10
  11. 11. Foreign Assignments Korea • Two months implementing distribution & customer service operations Toronto • Three months managing distribution & customer service operation Japan • Ten months implementing new business software system Belgium • Ten months implementing new distribution and customer service operations 11
  12. 12. Fred in the News Article announcing Fred’s promotion to Gov’t Marketing & Contracting Manager, reporting to Bill Bedor Graco newsletter c. 1985 12
  13. 13. Fred in the News Journal for Surface Finishing - 1995 Article focused on Fred’s involvement in Maasmechelen 13
  14. 14. The Things People Say Fredism #1: “Can you run an Impromptu report?” Fredism #2: “Let’s take a survey” Fredism #3: “Are we all set?” Fredism #4: “Sure, take that vacation. You can have Saturday off” 14
  15. 15. Graco Fun Koch Center dunk tank Customer Service Week Fred & Chuck – Thailand 15
  16. 16. Family 16
  17. 17. Mr. & Mrs. Fred Klietz January 4, 1974 California home 17
  18. 18. Beautiful Daughters Stephanie Kim June 16, 1978 March 10, 1982 18
  19. 19. Family at the Holidays Annual tradition of Jag shots during Christmas morning presents. “Gimme another!” 19
  20. 20. Travels Yellowstone Arizona Missouri 20
  21. 21. Beautiful Grandchildren Rosemary Rueb October 14, 2013 Forde Ethridge August 12, 2013 Charles Rueb March 12, 2012 21
  22. 22. Beautiful Family 22
  23. 23. We Like to Cruise Alaska Caribbean 23
  24. 24. Fun in Florida (and other places) Sanibel Island Turkey Trot “You have plans for this evening?” Sanibel Island 24
  25. 25. What’s Next….. Puerto Vallarta for three weeks in February Napa/Santa Rosa in March More time “Up North” Spoiling the grandkids! 25
  26. 26. Congratulations Fred!! Thank you for 44 years of service to Graco! 26

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