Kathy Purser
Dallas

What does your position entail?  
I am one of 3 people in customer service covering the Gulf area for Olympus Controls.  I get involved in every aspect of our customer orders from the time they call or send them in, to applying their payments to open invoices.  It’s much more interesting than just entering orders and having someone else take it from there.  It’s also very helpful to be involved throughout the process.  We even handle the purchasing and expediting so we know what we have and when products are coming in.

How long have you worked at Olympus, where did you come from?
Well I actually worked for Texonics for 17 years before Olympus acquired them in May of 2009.  I am really happy to be part of this group.  You know when you enjoy the people that you work with and what you do it’s a joy to come to work.  Even though we are part of a bigger company, it still has a family feel.  Or maybe it’s just because I’ve been here for so long everyone seems like my family.

What do you like to do outside of work?
I love spending time with my family and friends and I love going to the beach.  My favorite pass time is fresh water fishing.  The picture (above) is of me holding the biggest fish that I have ever caught.  It was a stripper that I caught on Lake Texhoma.  I’m not sure exactly how much it weighed (9 pounds, 7 ounces) but it was pretty big!

What is one thing that your customers probably don’t know about you?
My best friend is my dog, Chyna.  She just walks, eats and sleeps with me.  But she doesn’t’ go fishing with me because she hates the water.  Can you imagine a black lab that hates the water?