“Over the years, I have built great professional relationships and made good friends. They have not only supported me but also provided the necessary constructive feedback to make me better and challenge me daily.”Andres David Joya Pedraza
When David Pedraza joined Saddle Creek Logistics Services 14 years ago, he never imagined he would build such a successful career in the company. Since then, he has worked in different roles, had opportunities for improvement and growth, and made significant contributions to Saddle Creek.
David graduated from the Central Piedmont Community College in 2005 with a degree in Business Administration and an emphasis in International Business. He also has an Operations Management Certificate from the University of Pennsylvania. He was considering a career in supply chain when he heard about Saddle Creek.
“I was ready to graduate and already working in the industry, but I was looking for a new job that would allow me to grow with a company,” David remembers. “I like to say that I’m a product of Saddle Creek. I started as a forklift operator, then began processing orders and handling and shipping materials. I have climbed level by level.”
Today, David is an Operations Manager in Harrisburg, N.C., and manages one of the largest accounts in the company.
When asked what his typical day looks like, David gets right to the point, “Busy!” He explains, “At Saddle Creek, I feel challenged every day. My focus is on developing a sustainable benchmark that supports our customer’s continuous growth. I have grown professionally and developed skills to help train future leaders. As a manager, I get to teach and learn daily, and this is what makes me love my job.”
In addition to his dedication and hard work, David also attributes his success to the people he has met throughout his career.
“Over the years, I have built great professional relationships and made good friends. They have not only supported me but also provided the necessary constructive feedback to make me better and challenge me daily,” David says. “I hope to keep on learning from my managers and building the foundation to support Saddle Creek’s growth.”
Saddle Creek is a growing logistics company where you can experience a dynamic environment, increase your skills and advance your career. Just like David, you can take on a new challenge and broaden your horizons. If you’re talented, dedicated and committed to excellence, check out our current opportunities. We would love to be part of your career journey.