Barry Paterson reminisces on 20 years with dtr - October 2012

Mark Spring October 09, 2012 : 0

As we celebrate 50 years in business, dtr Porirua store manager, Barry Paterson, reaches a milestone of his own – 20 years at dtr.

Barry started at dtr driving the company van, delivering and installing rental televisions into Kiwi homes. From there, after completing the dtr trainee management programme, Barry was able to move into branch roles.

Since his early days with the company, there have been some dramatic changes, both in the growth of our store network as well as the technology we sell. But as the saying goes, the only constant in this world is change, and Barry tells me it is this change that has always kept the job interesting.

Over the past two decades Barry has been with us, there have been a number of ups and downs, celebrations and hard times, but Barry believes there’s nothing better than the community spirit we share at dtr.

Earlier this year, when we celebrated our 50th birthday party together in Auckland, Barry took the opportunity to reflect on the journey dtr has undertaken.

“The birthday celebration was a fantastic weekend because it was the first time in my memory that the entire staff were together and shared in the companies successes.”

We hope you’ll be part of the dtr family for another 20 years Barry. Congrats on the milestone!


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