S: Happy Retirement Jim!
BC: Created with Love by Pam, Angie, Gail and Cindy
3: Sam and Betty | John
4: The Good Ol' Days!
8: The Fun Times!
12: The Village Studs
13: Sailor Boy Scott
16: Habana Blues Night
19: Hey Jim, It's been great having you at Samtec all these years, as both a business associate and friend. You've played a instrumental role in some tremendous growth and sales force development. You've even slightly altered my view of the UK and the Yankees! Thanks so much for everything and enjoy the next phase of life! Don't be a stranger! John
20: The Sales Crew
21: GAMs, MBO and Pricing
22: Customer Service
23: Marketing and PMD
24: Simone | Human Resources | Traffic and BOB
27: Quality Assurance
28: Accounting | Purchasing
29: Training and Development | IE
31: Hi Jim - I wish you, Mary, and your entire family the best future. How exciting! I know you will find new ways to continue contributing to your community and family. We have had some great times over the years; selling, dining, watching baseball (Yankee-Red Sox double header!) and generally cracking each other up! I also have appreciated your sage advice over the years. You always knew how to say things in just the right way to inspire me and get me back on track. I do appreciate all you have done for me and my family. Remember Halloween with Ian and I as clowns and you as the dog? How about that Scorpion bowl after the double header? Your insides probably still cramp remembering the wait in the HP lobby! So many fun times! You also showed me how to handle adversity. My kids asked for you after you and Brent came for dinner that night. Sarah had some crazy nickname for you. You will be missed dearly but never forgotten. I will find a way to stay in touch and will think of you. Good luck and remember ... "it's never too late to live happily ever after". Enjoy! Austin
32: Wishing you a Healthy and Happy Retirement. You will be missed by the entire Samtec family. Enjoy! Sincerely, Your friends from Larsen | Jim - I sincerely thank you for all of the years of support, to me and especially my family, for helping to make our journey with Samtec such a successs. As you embark on your next adventure, may the House always play in your favor, they save the best seats for you at the stadium and your coming years be Golden. Enjoy, Todd and Julie Wollard
33: Jim - Thanks for all you did for us out here over the years. Lots of fun and a great run. Remember when we happened to catch the Old Timer's Game at Candlestick? I thought you had died and gone to heaven. When you are out antique shopping, remember they did not ask you to buy it, so don't ask them to take it back!! Have a great one! Bill
34: Jim - Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your guidance during my early days running Westrep. You really helped me navigate a difficult Samtec at that point and helped us become a top Representative. I enjoyed our down time at the ballparks, race tracks, and other events we attended and have always felt you were a great friend. Now it is time to enjoy your wife, kids, and grandkids and spoil the heck out of them. As the Music Agent for your granddaughter,I expect to see her on Simon Cowel's new show and win lots of money. Let's stay in touch and grab a meal when I come back to NA for meetings. Best wishes and a well deserved break from all the action. Good Luck! Steve
35: Congratulations Jim on a well deserved retirement. I appreciate all of the help and support you have given me over the years. Marie and I wish the best for you and Mary as you enter this next phase in your lives. God bless and stay in touch. All the best, Glenn
36: Jim - I wish you all the best as you enter your "early retirement" stage of life. By the way, how did you pull that one over on Shine? We've had some great times through the years. Remember those fish tacos at La Margarita in Schaumburg? The Rep Conferences were always a great time too thanks to you. On a serious note, I want to thank you for your support and believing in me when I went on my own. I hope you and Mary enjoy life and especially those grandkids. Please stay in touch. Take care, Marty Lombardo
37: Dear Jim - I have thoroughly enjoyed the gracious hospitality you have shown me during my visits back to the Samtec factory and when you came out to visit us here in the Wild West and we enjoyed a Yankee ballgame. You have not only been an inspiration to me, but a true friend. I will never forgot the things you have done for me and taught me over the years - not only selling Samtec, but life in general. Wishing you and Mary the very best and always enjoy life to its fullest, along with all your family and friends ... that is what it's all about! Best wishes and God Speed! Jim Gardner | Hi Jim - On behalf of myself and the former employees of S&Y, I would like to thank you for the many years of friendship and support you have provided to our organization. We wish you the very best in your retirement, and hope that it will afford Mary and you the time to fully enjoy your family and to visit all the places and do all the things that you have been putting off until you could find the time. Warmest Regards, Susan Clawson Russ Whigham Lou Guerra
38: Frank Gertz | Don and Jeannie | Mike Nelson
39: Jim - Hope you and Mary have a great retirement. My only regret is that I will now BE the oldest guy in the room. All the best from NAS
40: Hi Jim - Or should I be saying Bye Jim! The place won't be the same without General Jim watching over the sales flock! I want to personally thank you for the years of faithful service, but also your friendship and seasoned wisdom on quite a few occasions in my career. I remember when I interviewed you all those years ago and thinking, "why is this guy not already working at Samtec"? Your hiring was the biggest no brainer I've ever had at Samtec. Aah, if only every job candidate was gift wrapped so perfectly for hiring. I will forever remember all the sales conferences we did together and the fun we had putting them on. I wish you and Mary much health and happiness in your retirement years. Enjoy the Grandkids, and please stop to visit us once in a while. Go Yankees, John Hynes
41: Dear Jim - I want to thank you for taking care of me all these years!! You've taught me so much, both personally and professionally, and I deeply appreciate all the great advice you have given me. We've had so much fun together too over the years from my first road trips doing sales calls (and eating chicken and chocolate every dinner) to our time spent during all the Rep Conferences (and being 8 1/2 months pregnant with Cameron and plopping down on the couch to watch basketball). Although I will miss you greatly, I hope you and Mary enjoy your time together and with the grandkids. You have been like a second father to me, and I will never forget you!! Peace, Love and Happiness!! Pam
43: Hey Jimbo - Time certainly flew by, brother - I can 't beleive it's been 22 years already. I very much appreciate all you have helped me with in the "Sales" world over these years. Truly, I couldn't have done it without you. I also want to acknowledge your contribution to the overall success of Samtec. "General Jim's" style of leadership both motivated and intimidated the troops. Personally, working along side you has been very rewarding and fun, and I will miss you as a friend. But, I do plan on seeing you after you retire and have a beer or ballgame (or both). I look forward to seeing you at the New Albany Sojourn Church in October. I pray God blesses you and your family, Jim. Pray and seek Him. Your buddy, Mike
44: Happy Retirement Jim! You'll be missed!