In her own words: Morgan Feeney, Inventory Planning & Replenishment Manager, Wheatland Tube
What or who fueled your interest in manufacturing?
My grandpa and dad were the people who fueled my interest in manufacturing. My grandpa retired from the same company I work for now, Wheatland Tube. My dad has worked for Wheatland Tube since he was 18 years old.
What is your current role in manufacturing?
My current title is Inventory Planning & Replenishment Manager and I’m in charge of our Automated Inventory Management program (A.I.M.). I monitor our customers’ inventories for them on a day-to-day basis. I also handle reviews of sales history & current on hand inventory to develop recommendations for customers’ AIM programs.
Describe your path to get to where you are today.
My path to Wheatland Tube started when I was young. I would visit my dad & grandpa at work. I never expected at that age to work for the company when I grew up but I started working for a different division under the Zekelman Industries umbrella as a summer hourly employee after I graduated high school. I worked this position for 2 summers in a row then the following summer I worked an internship with another company that falls under Zekelman Ind., Sharon Tube. The year after I graduated college, I was working for a different manufacturing company when a posting was listed for a Wheatland Tube inside sales rep. I worked as an inside sales rep at Wheatland Tube for 8 months & was then promoted to inside sales manager. I was the inside sales manager for a few years then moved to the company’s supply chain team.
What is your Superpower?
My superpower is technology. I was raised with technology and always chose computer classes as electives in school. When I first started at the company, there were not many people from my generation working for the company so most questions were directed to me when it came to reports and/or computer systems.
Why is your role important to others – like to customers or end users?
The performance automotive industry includes many products that only exist because innovators and entrepreneurs have been willing to do the hard work and take the financial risks that bring affordable solutions to enthusiasts. I’ve been willing to do the hard work and take the financial risks.
What do you think the future holds for your career or others you inspire?
My future with Wheatland Tube is to keep moving forward with our electronic platforms we already offer the customers and also find new ways to make Wheatland the easiest vendor to work with. Someday I do plan to venture out on my own and start my own small business.