Employee Spotlight: Ray Merton
As November draws to a close, it’s the perfect time to feature a NEWPRO employee. This month, the spotlight is on Ray Merton, the Event Marketing Team Leader of Southern Massachusetts and Rhode Island – from down under! An Australian native, Ray has been with NEWPRO for three years and has the greatest passion for generating leads by using his energetic, engaging personality – and Australian accent – to connect with homeowners in need of our products and services. He has been a key player and participant in developing NEWPRO’s event and retail marketing programs.
Between working events and retail shifts, training new event marketers, and setting up events throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Ray Merton is a very busy man. Luckily, we managed to get a few minutes with him for a quick interview. When asked about his favorite part of the job, he quickly answered that it was the challenge of meeting people and finding out their home improvement needs. Being the charismatic man that he is, it’s no wonder that meeting people and getting to know them would be Merton’s favorite part of the job.
In his three years with NEWPRO, Ray has had too many favorite moments to count. He mentioned how he loves to help train new event marketers. Another group of fond memories is around setting up events. He talks about how each event, be it a festival or a home show, is always different and always delivers new (and fun) challenges to overcome. Besides the challenges that come with setting up, Merton talks about how New England weather can be another challenge. But like the postal service – snow, sleet, rain, cold, heat – can’t keep Ray and our field marketing staff down. Ray’s upbeat attitude and energy through any obstacle is contagious and always delivers RESULTS!
When asked about future plans – he was optimistic as usual. Ray is excited to continue to be part of the team developing and growing the retail and event marketing programs and of course having fun while meeting homeowners who can benefit from NEWPRO products and services!
Thanks Ray for all you do!