Get to know our Fullerton Tool team through our employee spotlights that feature team members from our manufacturing, customer experience, production support, sales, administration, technical, creative, and executive teams. Check out this month's employee spotlight, which features our Expeditor, Julie Browne.
Get to know Julie Browne, our Expeditor. Julie has worked at Fullerton for almost 27 years and is responsible for keeping jobs moving to ensure delivery dates are met. She is responsible for helping customers when they need tooling ASAP. She directs their requests to the appropriate departments to advise on the best delivery option. She also looks at late orders on the shop to see what the delay in delivery is. It may be waiting for approval prints to waiting on the customer to answer any design questions we may have. She also keeps track of hot jobs for customers and provides updates to keep them informed on the production process. Her favorite thing about working at Fullerton is the closeness. People are concerned, helpful, and giving when you are going through a crisis in your life. You feel like you are not going through life trials alone.
Julie was raised on a farm and learned early in life that working hard is what you do. She has 5 sisters, and her sister Denise passed away from cancer in 2001. It was just one of the many trials that her Fullerton family helped her through. She has been married for 37 years and they have 3 children, Trevor (31), Kalie (29), and Emily (20). She also has 2 grandbabies, Pari Rose (3) and Arlo (5 months), and thinks nothing is better than being a grandma! She also loves the outdoors, camping, fishing, kayaking, biking, and hiking.
Q&A with Julie
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? An interior designer, I loved cleaning and rearranging the furniture.
What do you consider to be the best invention of all time? The microwave.
If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? Sandra Bullock.
What's the weirdest job you've ever had? Plucking chickens.
If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? Chinese or pizza.
What skill would you like to master? To sing well.
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Pay off my debts, then go on vacation.
What's the most played song on your phone? Journey - Don't Stop Believing.
What is your guilty pleasure? Sitting at a pool with a tropical drink.
What is your go-to karaoke song? REO - Take It On The Run
What is your least favorite food? Why? Liver and onions because my mom would make us eat them.
What is your biggest achievement to date - personal or professional? Raising some AWESOME kids!
What is your favorite line from a movie or book? As if you could outrun me....lol.
If you could be any animal, what would you be? Why? Be in the wild and very self-sufficient.
What Disney character do you relate to the most? Why? Maleficent, she can be scary but still is a good person...lol.
What is your favorite outdoor activity? Kayaking.
If you could live anywhere, where would it be? South Carolina.
Would you rather go back in time or in the future? Why? Back in time. Things were simpler and people weren't as crazy.