Welcome back to another Employee Spotlight! For those who don’t know, these are segments where we get to introduce you to members of our amazing team — and this time, we’re happy to help you get to know our Procurement Director, Shane McFerren.
Shane plays a huge role in ensuring Horizon can continue to deliver the trusted, state-of-the-art solutions our customers depend on, so without further ado, let’s jump into the Q&A.
Can you tell us about your role at Horizon?
Shane McFerren (SM): As Horizon’s Procurement Director, I oversee all of our warehouse locations, vehicles, purchasing processes, asset and material management, GPS monitoring, logistics and vendor relations.
Tell us about your background and how you came to Horizon.
SM: Before Horizon, I worked for 24 years with an investment company, overseeing their operations, vehicles, manufacturing, distributions, warehousing, production and project management. When a chance opened up to join Horizon, I welcomed the opportunity to work alongside such a great team and to support innovations across communities, governments, hospitals, schools and more.
What do you most enjoy about working for Horizon?
SM: Honestly, the thing that I love most about being a part of this team is working for a company that values my work. I also appreciate the direct access to and support from my superior, which helps projects go smoothly and helps keep everyone feeling properly assisted. Not to mention, the family-oriented atmosphere of my fellow co-workers is a huge bonus.
Any recent exciting projects at Horizon that you can tell us about?
SM: We’re introducing barcoding and scanning into the organization in efforts to augment our control over inventory management and support the future growth of the company. That’s an exciting step in ensuring we can continue to support our customers across their many unique requirements.
Where do you live?
SM: I live in Washington Courthouse, Ohio.
Where did you go to school or get training?
SM: I went to school at Southern State College and Lehigh University. I also received training in MSHA, OSHA and PUCO and DOT certifications.
Tell us what you like to do in your free time.
SM: When I’m not at work, I’m always making up for any missed time with my wife and kids. Through the years of my career, they have always been incredibly understanding and supportive.
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