Ernesto Balderas

Name: Ernesto Balderas

Number of Years with Gold Eagle:16 years. Fork Lift Driver.

Current Role At Gold Eagle: I pick orders and do the best I can to satisfy our customers, because I know I am also a customer when I shop and I also want to be satisfied.  I bring this effort to my job every day.  “Do unto others what you would have them do unto you” are words I live by every day.

How do you “Protect and Preserve the Things You Love? I love my forklifts!  I protect them by keeping them where they are safe and preserve them by servicing them regularly and making sure they are in top shape.

What is your favorite memory at Gold Eagle? The humility and humbleness of our CEO, Marc Blackman.  He stepped down from his role as CEO for a day and came and worked with us picking orders from the Distribution Center.  That was really cool!

Why do you like working at Gold Eagle? I really like who I work for at Gold Eagle, my colleagues and the Hirsch brothers, Bob and Rich.  We are treated like family, and that means a lot to me.

What is your favorite Gold Eagle product? 104+ Octane Boost, Clindo, HEET and 303 Products.

What enticed you to join Gold Eagle? When I was hired, I was on the defensive.  I didn’t know what kind of company this was.  But since the beginning, company management, supervisors, team leaders and our ownership took an interest in me as a person, not just a worker.  That enticed me to consider myself part of this company and work as if it was my own.  I am lucky to be working at Gold Eagle.

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