By Karri Sandino
How did Rodney Miller get to be one of those people who seems like he has the best job in the world?
From left: Rodney Miller, Max Armstrong, Amy Greene (Sales Coordinator), Kyle Watts (Territory Manager), Adam Ford (Service Intern).
Could be his attitude, embodied by his companyâ€™s motto: â€śDo the right thing, and treat people right.â€ť
Miller, McCormick International USAâ€™s chief executive officer, says, â€śWe believe if we do those things, and keep them at the forefront of our daily activities, that positive results will eventually follow.â€ť
He emphasizes the importance of building relationships among dealers, the company and customers, especially small farmers and those interested in becoming involved in rural living.
His job satisfaction could also be due to his lifelong exposure to and enjoyment of tractors and the agricultural industry.
His father, Gene Miller, was a great lover of tractors and farming. Says Miller, â€śHe was the finest person I ever met, bar none. My childhood memories of my activities on the farm at home and his guidance for me are my fondest.â€ť
Miller grew up visiting hisUncle Charlie Millerâ€™s International Harvester dealership in Mcleansboro, Ill., when he was a child.
â€śI loved going to my uncleâ€™s dealership to look at the tractors,â€ť says Miller.
He believes his uncleâ€™s influence is what guided him to his success in the tractor business.
He also credits the employees of McCormick.
â€śTo face the challenges at McCormick International,â€ť Miller says, â€śit takes a great team of fellow coworkers. My reliance on them is tremendous, and only together can we be successful.â€ť
(Find out what’s in store for small-farm owners on page 2)