Looking Back on My 2023–2024 Internship at Simpson Strong-Tie Vietnam

Entering the Business English major at Ton Duc Thang University, Son Chu’s career trajectory took an unexpected turn upon encountering Simpson Strong-Tie Vietnam during his internship search. As a Talent Acquisition Intern, he navigated recruitment tasks, embracing challenges and growth opportunities. Despite initial struggles, Son found support within his team, embodying SST-VN’s ethos of inclusivity and empowerment. This experience not only refined his professional skills but also deepened his connection to the organization’s core values, amplifying his sense of belonging and purpose.

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Employee Spotlight: Steve Zanco, Inside Sales Manager

What does it mean to be an Inside Sales Manager at Simpson Strong-Tie? Steve Zanco, Inside Sales Manager of our Riverside, California location, shares the story of his career and role. His 24-member team is a mix of Inside Sales Reps, Hardware Quote Reps, and Strategic Account Reps. They’re laser-focused on customers while processing orders, requests, and questions throughout the Southwest. 

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Top Sales Maverick: Flying High at Simpson Strong-Tie

Reflecting on his career journey at Simpson Strong-Tie, Territory Sales Representative Johan Galeano has found fulfillment in his career, citing camaraderie with his team and a balanced work life. Johan’s accomplishments include winning the Sales by Objective (SBO) and Top Gun awards, both of which testify to his dedication and hard work. He genuinely enjoys his job and the trajectory of his career. 

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Making a Difference: Where Work and Giving Back Go Hand in Hand

Gerard Garza, a Commercial Territory Sales Representative at Simpson Strong-Tie, shares his 3-year journey with the company. From his background in sales to his current role, he values building customer relationships. Gerard and colleagues volunteered for Extreme Makeover Home Edition, reflecting Simpson’s core values of  giving back, and having fun. He appreciates Simpson’s culture and looks forward to more volunteering opportunities. 

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Social Impact at the Heart of Simpson Strong-Tie

“Having a heart” isn’t a term we use often when we talk about businesses. As with many other attributes we don’t associate with companies in general, Simpson Strong-Tie is an outlier in this regard. The company definitely has heart, exemplified most in Company Value No. 8 – Give Back.

“We’re all so fortunate. No matter what each of our personal situations is, we know that there are many others in this world who will never have the opportunities we’ve had. It is our responsibility to reach out, in whatever manner we can, to support others. We’re all connected in some way and are all part of a greater community,” declared company founder Barc Simpson.

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Spooktacular Community Giving: Simpson Strong-Tie’s Halloween Adventure

Simpson Strong-Tie celebrated this Halloween by combining fun, family and giving back. This year, Jade Spadoni and her family attended the event in our Pleasanton office, which included a fun Trunk or Treat event and incorporated a give-back activity that aligns with our values. This successful event left kids and parents with smiling faces. 

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Introducing the Makers of Simpson Strong-Tie: Meet Production Planner Benjamin

Family is a great motivator for many, and that is certainly true for Benjamin Dotsey, a Production Planner at Simpson Strong-Tie. Originally from Ghana, Benjamin holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana. With the goal of providing a better life and opportunities for his family and loved ones, he moved to the United States. Despite initial struggles finding the right job, he persevered and eventually found Simpson Strong-Tie, where he started out as a contractor stacking boxes. After six months, Benjamin’s hard work and patience were rewarded with a permanent position as a press operator in our Columbus warehouse.  

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How Company Culture Inspires Employee Loyalty and Success

Hady Abboud, a Shipping/Receiving Supervisor at Simpson Strong-Tie, explores the significance of our eighth company value, “Giving Back”, and its impact on our company culture and values. He delves into how our culture empowers employees to thrive and develop by creating an environment that values and respects each individual.

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Barc Simpson Community Hero Award Winners

Congratulations to this year’s Barc Simpson Community Hero Award winners. Simpson Strong-Tie has nine company values, with the eighth being Give Back. The award encourages the spirit of giving and gives recognition to our employees for doing valuable work in their communities. 

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