Yesterday was Jamie’s last day at Obart. He has been with Obart Pumps for almost 22 years. He joined back in 1999 as a Sales Engineer, after previously working in the hire industry and has since become a key member of the Obart team.
He is renowned in the pumping industry for his expert knowledge on water pumps and assisting in the increase in distribution of Tsurumi products over the last 2 decades.
Daniel Weippert, Managing Director of Tsurumi Europe has said, ‘Jamie, I wish you all the best with your retirement. We’ve had so many good times over the years, in business and personally. You’ve done a good job with Tsurumi in the UK, so thank you. I hope we can see you again somewhere, somehow. Hopefully in Germany or in the UK for a beer like you’ve promised.’
He also is renowned in the office for his love of the perfect cup of a tea, his love for Radio 2 music and his ‘expertise’ on the game of Squash.
Matthew our Managing Director, and also, Jamie’s brother has said ‘I’m proud of what you have achieved over the years working with me at Obart. You’re an Obart legend. You’ve been a great brother, working together as a family in business can be challenging, but you’ve made it work. You’re a pump engineer through and through. Enjoy the next stage of your life.’
For his last day, the Obart team bought Jamie a 1961 bottle of vintage red wine, the year he was born. He has said he will ‘treasure, admire, and then drink’ on his 60th, which is in August of this year.
Jamie has said ‘To all my friends and wonderful colleagues at Obart Pumps and Tsurumi Europe. I really don’t know what to say, which is unlike me. I have enjoyed my years working at Obart and loved working with all of you as well as dealing with the wonderful people at Tsurumi Europe, as well as many customers who I have dealt with over the years.’
Jamie ended his last email to all of his colleagues with ‘I wish you all the best of luck for the future and thank you once again. That’s it for me, but one last thing…be kind, be good, be honest and be true. Bye everyone, take care.’
Jamie will be missed. From all of us at Obart, we wish him all the best for his future endeavours.