Path of Progress

Highlighting some of our Team Members & their career paths

Procurement Manager

Katie Hughes

Katie's inspiring career journey showcases how taking initiative, building relationships, and staying genuine can propel professional growth at Harbor. Starting as a Buyer Assistant, Katie has transitioned through roles like Buyer, Procurement Specialist, and is now Harbor Foodservice's Procurement Manager. Katie's career story highlights the rewards of proactivity, stepping out of your comfort zone, and looking at the big picture at Harbor.

Sales Manager Eastern WA

Bryce Salter

Advancing from an entry-level Sales Consultant to managing an entire region, Bryce's professional's career trajectory offers inspiring insights. With 16 years of experience, Bryce shares the importance of engagement, mentorship, focused efforts, and embodying Harbor's core qualities of being genuine, motivated, resourceful and friendly.

Vice President of Operations

Barney Edwards

Barney has been a mainstay on our warehouse operations team for 10 years. During that time he built a reputation as an approachable and dependable leader, always putting the interests of others before his own. This past fall, upon the departure of Alan Imhof, Barney interviewed for the position of Vice President of Operations and was ultimately selected based on his strong record of past performance and his embodiment of our core values. After 90+ days in his new role, Barney is proving to be a great choice and is a trusted and valued member of the senior leadership team at Harbor Foodservice.

District Credit Manager

Delores Fitzpatrick

Delores Fitzpatrick has been with the company for just over 25 years and has spent much of that time working with our sales teams and customers as part of the Credit Management team. When it was decided to make some changes to the overall Finance team structure, Delores came to the team with a plan to take on more responsibilities and enhance her already tenured career. Her drive and thirst for learning became very apparent. After restructuring the Credit and AR teams, Delores was promoted to Sr. Credit Manager and now oversees all aspects of credit and accounts receivable, including leading a team of five dedicated team members. Delores continues to exceed expectations and find new ways to excel in her learning as a leader and how to make her team, and those she works with every day, feel valued and successful.

Warehouse Supervisor

Joyce Emler

Joyce has been a rock for our company for many years. Reliability is difficult to come by, but Joyce has certainly provided just that. She has always been someone we could consistently count on; the entire team appreciates everything she does. Our company stands behind its values of genuine, motivated, resourceful, and friendly; we can’t think of someone who embodies these values more than Joyce. Over the years she has performed many roles and has recently decided to lean forward into a leadership position. She is motivated to continue to grow and plays a key role in our teams’ success daily. The way Joyce partners each day working with various departments to solve a multitude of issues points to one of our values in particular – Resourcefulness, and we are fortunate to have Joyce on our team.