Sr. Supervisor, Distribution
I feel like I'm making a difference every day - keeping our economy and supply chains running smoothly and making a significant, visible contribution to the organization and team. Few jobs allow you to see the immediate results of your efforts, but at Saddle Creek it is evident almost daily.Michael Davis
Senior Distribution Supervisor Michael Davis is a shining example of the spirit of service at Saddle Creek.
Every year, the company honors the legacy of Saddle Creek founder David Lyons by celebrating an associate who not only excels in the workplace but also shares Mr. Lyons’ passion for improving his community. Michael is the winner of the 2022 Founder’s Award.
Michael joined the company in October 2019 as a Supervisor for the Lovesac account in Joliet, Ill. He was promoted to Senior Supervisor in February 2022 and now works with both Lovesac and Pabst Brewing.
Outside of Saddle Creek, Michael is actively involved with the Bosiz to Men Foundation, a non-profit that works with high-risk teens in Chicago communities. He develops and manages job placement and work-based learning activities and serves as a life/employment coach, helping young people to discover their own strengths. Over the years, Michael has helped dozens of young men to build their resumes and find jobs. He also volunteers to feed the homeless at Daybreak Center shelter in Joliet.
"Volunteers are the glue that holds a community," Michael says. "Volunteering allows me to stay connected to the community while also helping to improve it. Even the smallest tasks can make a real difference in the lives of people and animals in need. Contributing your time also allows you to meet new people, grow your network, and strengthen your social skills."
Paul Sullivan, General Manager in Joliet, describes Michael as a “values-based, servant leader.” An Army veteran, he treats his team firmly and fairly. He holds them to a high standard, and it shows in their work. He motivates his team every day and makes an effort to let each associate know they are appreciated.
Michael also goes out of his way to help his Saddle Creek colleagues, whether it’s helping to fix an associate’s car or counseling someone who is having a bad day.
“Michael treats everyone in every encounter with respect and is willing to help anyone interested in growing. He serves as a mentor to many, both at Saddle Creek and in his community,” Paul explains.