Manages the day-to-day operations and provides administrative support to our Regional Operations and team members. Responsible to identify and implement successful strategies to improve quality of service, productivity, and efficiency in all administrative areas.
Provide office employees and other clients with premium customer service; address problems or issues providing seamless service to team members, customers, and vendors.
Manage the document specialist team; build and develop a high-performance support culture focused on execution and development of skills and production capabilities.
Manage and oversee all mailroom activities.
Monitor day to day vendor performance (for office supplies, copy machines, mail services, vending, etc.) to ensure full compliance with standards established.
Manage and coordinate activities and communications across the office reception function.
Function as point of contact for all office facility special projects.
Develop procedures and policies for general office activities.
Work with property management regarding any building issues.
Interact with office staff and external vendors on office facility issues.
Maintain and oversee the ordering of office supplies for team member desk, kitchen, printers, copiers, etc. and maintain stock.
Respond to all inquiries and requests in a timely and professional manner.
Special projects as requested
Perform other duties as assigned
- Proven experience managing a high performing team.
- Ability to work in a matrix environment; organize and prioritize work as priorities shift while generating solutions to new challenges.
- Demonstrable leadership: proven ability to lead people and get results.
- Ability to manage multiple priorities/projects.
- Commitment to Pilot Thomas Logistics Purpose, Vision, and Values.
- Experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
- Excellent planning, prioritizing, and organizational skills with attention to detail.
- Physical ability to frequently move throughout the office building to review status of facilities operations.
- Excellent planning, prioritizing and organization skills.
- Willingness and ability to provide back-up solutions as required on short notice; for example, addressing short staff situations or unanticipated event requirements.
- High school diploma or GED required
- Bachelor's degree in Business or related field preferred
Adheres to all safety and environmental considerations.
Have a strong commitment to safe working practices.
Wears personal protective equipment at all times while in the production environment.
Alert and observes, corrects and report unsafe conditions.
May be required to lift, push, or pull materials weighing up to twenty (20) lbs.
May be required to sit and review information on a computer screen for long periods of time.
May require repetitive motions of the hands and wrists related to writing and typing at an electronic keyboard.
1936 Dee Colborn originated Economy Boat Store in Wood River, IL
1951 Colborn pioneered the midstream fueling concept
1973 Economy acquired Frankie & Johnny’s Boat Store in Memphis, TN
1983 Economy acquired FOSTI Fueling Service in Port Arthur, TX expanding along the US Gulf Coast
1987 Greer Radcliff started Radcliff Marine & Fuel Co. in Mobile, AL
1988 Economy established a location in Wickliffe, KY. Economy sells all TX and LA operations
1992 Economy entered into a joint-venture with Greer Radcliff to form Radcliff / Economy Marine Services in Mobile, AL
1993 Economy acquired Waterways Marine in Memphis, TN
1996 Economy acquired Midstream Fuel and Tri G Marine in Baton Rouge, LA
1997 Radcliff / Economy purchased the MOCAR fuel terminal in Pensacola, FL
2003 Economy entered into a joint-venture with John W. Stone Oil Distributor, LLC to form Economy /Stone in Baton Rouge, LA
2005 Radcliff / Economy sold its Mobile and Pensacola operations
2010 Radcliff / Economy re-entered the Mobile, AL market via the acquisition of TransMontaigne's Blakely Island Terminals
2013 Radcliff / Economy purchased a third terminal in Mobile Harbor from Plains All-American /Chippewa, LLC
2015 Pilot Thomas Logistics acquired a 70% controlling interest in Economy Boat Store and Radcliff /Economy Marine Services, with the Barton Family and Greer Radcliff owning the remaining interest.
From its early beginning in 1936 when Dee Colborn assembled a supply order, delivered it in person by row boat and stowed it aboard a customer's work boat, Economy Boat Store established its tradition for personal service. Growing the Wood River, IL business by word of mouth, Colborn, with his partner Floyd Shilling, expanded Economy Boat's range of products and services offered to include: groceries, newspaper delivery, postal services, laundry, crew changes, marine supplies, fleeting and limited line trades. By 1938, the US Army Corp of Engineers had upgraded the navigation channels of the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee and Illinois Rivers to a minimum 9-foot depth. A dependable navigation channel insured the supremacy of the powerful fuel-efficient marine diesel engine and the screw propeller over steam powered vessels. Marine transportation established a new post-war market for the refineries of the Wood River, IL area by selling diesel fuel dockside.
By 1951 Colborn had identified an opportunity to streamline marine re-fueling operations on the river. The opportunity included the delivery of fuel and supplies to vessels in transit. Harbor boats and fuel barges were used to deliver fuel and supplies, thus enabling vessels to continue under power. Economy Boat Store's service of 'midstream fueling' became the first of its kind on the inland waterways. As the "Originator of Midstream Fueling," Economy Boat maintained a leading position in the Wood River and St. Louis marine markets. Economy Boat's innovative idea of delivering fuel, lube oil, groceries and marine supplies midstream to the barge industry is still the standard in the industry today.
In 1971, a group of investors led by Richard Scheffel, James Barton and Charlie Newton formed a company called MERS, Inc. and acquired Economy Boat Store from Colborn. Richard Scheffel became President with Charlie Newton in control of the company operations. MERS Inc., (dba Economy Boat Store), significantly expanded the company through a combination of internal growth and outside acquisitions; thus establishing a presence on the Upper & Lower Mississippi River and US Gulf Coast. Economy Boat currently serves the marine transportation industry today from Wood River, IL; St Louis, MO; Wickliffe, KY; Memphis, TN; Baton Rouge, LA and Mobile, AL.
In 1999, the Barton family acquired Scheffel and Newton's remaining interests in the company and became 100% owners of Economy Boat Store.
In 2015, Pilot Thomas Logistics acquired a 70% controlling interest in Economy Boat Store and Radcliff / Economy Marine Services, with the Barton Family and Greer Radcliff owning the remaining interest. Fred Barton continues in his capacity as President of Economy Boat, with Jody Davenport and Tom Zupan managing the company’s day-to- day operations. Greer Radcliff is President of the Radcliff / Economy Marine Services operation in Mobile, AL, with Steve Gordon managing daily operations.
Economy Boat Store operates a strong and trustworthy business because of its outstanding employees. Dedicated to our customers, Economy Boat Store serves the marine industry with dependable mid stream service, quality products and competitive pricing; 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.