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New recruit runs into dream role at Straightpoint

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Camarillo, Ca.-based force measurement, load monitoring and suspended weigh-ing load cell manufacturer Straightpoint Inc. has named Tressie LaBass customer and sales support administrator.

LaBass, who recently graduated from California State University Channel Islands in Camarillo with Bachelors in Science of Business, joins a company destined to achieve 20-30% annual growth over the next five years.

She said: “My mantra is work hard, never give up, which seems to synergize with that of the key individuals at the company and culture of the business itself. I was looking for an opportunity to use and develop my knowledge and skills whilst con-tributing to a growing company. It looks like I have been given a chance to do that.”

In addition to administrative and sales duties, LaBass will take responsibility for lev-eraging existing operational systems and implementing new procedures to en-hance the way the company and its staff utilizes workspace and equipment as a business in aggressive growth mode.

“I am looking forward to getting to know the systems and current processes so that I can get to work on refining and organizing the workload for the rest of the team,” she added.

Having achieved an Associates Degree and gained experience in a variety of roles before most recently returning to California from Houston, Tx., LaBass completed her studies and built a support network to help her achieve career ambitions. How-ever, the recruitment process at Straightpoint was somewhat opportune.

She said: “I always run in the mornings—at least five days a week—and a business management consultant I know, who happens to be working with Straightpoint, stopped me one morning to ask how my latest recruitment campaign was develop-ing. When I explained what it was I was looking for, he immediately thought I'd be a good match for Straightpoint.”

John Molidor, the general manager of Straightpoint’s North American business, first interviewed LaBass. “I must have made a good impression because I was then of-fered a Skype interview with Mr. Loadlink [the pseudonym by which company direc-tor David Ayling pens his monthly blog] himself,” she said.

LaBass alluded to her experiences in hotel and retail management, while referenc-ing the importance of fitness in her life—and one recent morning run in particular.
Ayling said: “We are excited to have Tressie on board. Someone with her back-ground and qualifications takes the business to another level as we gear up to grow further. Much about her suggests she will embrace our company culture and play a key role in our development in the short and long term future.”

LaBass concluded: “I see great potential in Straightpoint Inc. and I am excited to join the team. I would love to be able to visit the UK and take advantage of any and all training opportunities to improve my skill set. Everyone has been so welcoming and I'm glad to be a part of the Straightpoint family.”

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