Twenty-Nine Years in Distribution
This month we’re shining a spotlight on WCP Solutions’ Debbie Stupur, Portland’s Industrial Purchasing and Merchandising Manager. Debbie has been in wholesale distribution for twenty-nine years, including fifteen of those with WCP. As a part of the Portland division, Debbie loves working with her local team in the Rose City as well as collaborating with all the other WCP divisions and feels proud to be a part of it all.
Debbie’s WCP Story
Born in Seattle, Debbie has lived up and down the West Coast. She lived in San Jose, California before spending most of her life in Oregon City after graduating as an OC Pioneer. She met her husband Dan at George Fox University a month before graduating and they recently celebrated 28 years of marriage. Now she calls Camas, Washington home, where she’s been for twenty-two years with her husband and Siberian Huskies. As a hobby, Debbie and her husband Dan like to travel; Nevis in the West Indies is one of their favorite destinations.
Debbie’s background is in foodservice disposables, both purchasing and inside sales. After starting WCP in January of 2004 as a buyer/merchandiser for foodservice disposables and custom poly, she’s now the merchandising manager for the Portland division and continues to be the foodservice buyer as well. She loves analyzing, determining what the problem might be in any given situation, and then finding solutions to become better the next time around.
A Typical Day at WCP
A typical day at WCP for Debbie consists of:
- Jumping in when account managers and customers need assistance
- Reviewing and analyzing reports
- Purchasing and merchandising foodservice products for our Portland team
- Providing guidance and support for our Portland merchandising team
- Meeting with suppliers
- Being a part of our Portland lead team
What Makes WCP Unique?
Debbie says “the people are what make WCP a great company to work for.” She loves the collaboration between all the workgroups in Portland as well as the other WCP divisions. She’s especially proud to be a part of the amazing purchasing team in Portland.
Debbie’s Favorite WCP Memories
With 15 years at WCP, Debbie shares her favorite memories:
“Some of my favorite memories include Casandra hiding under my desk to grab my leg as well as in the recycle bin for Debbie Russell to open. Both times Casandra was rewarded with screams then laughter.”
“In the early years, I loved decorating our department Christmas tree with the ornaments Teresa and Dick personally handed out each holiday season.”
“Recently I had an opportunity to spend a few days in our Sacramento division. It was fun to work side by side with Teresa Russell, Jay Ross, Marilou Hallquist, Marc Stansfield, Justin Overton & Tina Meaney. WCP has an amazing group of people across all segments of our company. I feel honored to work with and learn from all within our company.”
Compliments from Debbie’s Co-Workers
We asked some of her coworkers to share their experience working with Debbie:
Fantastic work ethic with a can-do, work hard and get it done attitude… Plus a fabulous dog mom! Cathy T. (WCP Portland)
Debbie’s attention to detail is impressive and I believe has been a key factor in her strength as an effective buyer both for WCP and our customers. – Heather H. (WCP Portland)
Debbie is always available to help. Her broad understanding of our business and procedures really helps our team support the sales efforts. – Karen S. (WCP Portland)
Debbie has taught me “right” in two invaluable ways: she has shown me process and procedure and how to do my job “right”. On another level, she has been an example to me on how to conduct business “right”. She works on another level than most people I know, both in quantity and quality. She is dependable, honest, and always above reproach. – Christina W. (WCP Portland)
Debbie is a hard worker with so much passion for the business. Her devotion to the success of those around her is what makes her such a great asset and team member. She is incredibly knowledgeable at her job and is always willing to share that knowledge with others. – Lindsey K. (WCP Kent)
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