Employee Interview – Susan Lawrence

Susan at our local MS150 ride

  1. Tell us your name. Susan Lawrence
  2. What is your position here at Performance and can you briefly sum up your job? I am the merchandise planner for the components division.  I plan our sales, margin and inventory for the budget and I plan order quantities and receipt dates at the product level.
  3. How long have you been working here? The company was only a year and a half old when I started working here and there were only 16 people on the payroll.  It’s been over 26 years now; for those of you wondering “why”, it’s the people I work with that keep me here.
  4. What (if any) other positions have you held here at Performance? I was hired specifically to run the returns department which I did for five years.  In addition, I took phone orders, received shipments, stocked shelves, picked and packed orders in the early years of the company.  After five years, I moved to our Purchasing department which evolved over the years into my current position as planner.
  5. What bike(s) do you ride? I have a Santa Cruz Juliana SuperLight mountain bike,  a Fuji Supreme RC carbon road bike, and a Fuji Royale road bike that I use as a commuter bike.  I’m only alloted three spaces in the garage for my bikes, so if I get a new one, I have to get rid of one, but I love all of my current bikes, so it may be awhile.
  6. Where would you ride if you could ride anywhere? All of Europe,  but if I had to pick one country, it would be Italy.
  7. What hobbies/interests do you enjoy other than cycling? I’m also a runner, last year I did my first half marathon.  I have four cats and a dog. I’m not allowed to bring home any more animals, or I’d have more.  I love movie, Star Trek is my favorite so far this year.  I love driving myself crazy trying to figure out Lost, and my new favorite tv show, Fringe.  And reading, mostly mysteries.
  8. What one question would you like me to ask the next person? When are we going for a ride? . . . or a beer?

Question from Oscar Matías: What would be the maximum amount that you would invest in a bike? Is there a maximum?  Hmm, maybe around $3000 I’d start drawing a line, but if I really loved the bike, I’m sure I could talk myself into going higher.

One Response to Employee Interview – Susan Lawrence

  1. rebecca Pappas says:

    Hi Susan,

    Don’t know if you remember me, but I worked at Performance in 1991-1994. I was a buyer with you, Jay Humphries, Terri Gault and ???. My husband, Tim and son Austin had moved to Arkansas. Anyway, we have been in Minesota for 13 years and have 2 sons. I own a medical spa in a St. Paul suburb called Radiance medspa. It was fun to see your photo and bio. Hope all is well. I wondered if Richard was still working at Performance?

    Rebecca Pappas

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