Once in a lifetime, one gets a chance to do something special, work with a really special team, shape the future for a small part of the world – and, on top of all that, do something truly meaningful for the world.
I got that chance in Parkson.
I got the chance to be part of the Parkson team.
My first salute goes to those, who have been with Parkson, before I came on board in 2007: Mike Miller, Russ Cook, Barbara, Mark Parker, Francisco Camargo, Marianna Novellino, Andrea Gonzales, Jorge Fernandez, Adolfo Gonzales, Dave Mitchell, Irv Rubenstein, Chuck Morgan, Steve Rothenberg, Brian Lykins, Julio Moscoso, Edna Sugden, Chris Hall, Madhavi Batchu, Marty Unger, Mike Jacob, Louise Dunevant, Jean Grenier and many others, and of course, my compass, the one and only, Janie Wintermeyer.
Your support and feedback during these “almost” five years have been tremendous; your guidance has made this journey rich, and ultimately possible.
For all others, who have joined Parkson since Fall 2007, you have shaped this journey – this moment is yours, as it is mine.
Together, we have set a tremendous foundation for Parkson: a rejuvenated portfolio, newly acquired products, new brand, new team, new white spaces, new world regions, a fresh perspective, a fresh approach to doing business: Treating Water Right!
If there is one thing I feel the best about the Parkson team today, is the completely confident spirit – the spirit that exemplifies that we are all together in this – and, together, we can achieve anything!
I am confident you will build on this.
This dream, is more yours, than it is mine. I just happened to be here catalyzing your thoughts.
The best days of Parkson, are yet to come.
In 2013, I am confident, Parkson will set a record for revenues and profitability.
Once in a lifetime, one gets to be part of a journey of this magnitude.
I thank you for all your feelings towards me and my family.
At the end of the day, I have learned, life’s a series of snapshots of relationships. I like the snapshots that I have taken with the Parkson Team. I think you guys are a keeper!
Let’s not say goodbye.
Let’s just say, we will see each other soon!