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40 years a Gerson Person

Jan 06, 2015
Jerry Trusler has completed 40 years with Gerson Relocation.

Jerry, now 59, marked the start of his fifth decade with Gersons with a long-service luncheon at The Butcher’s Arms near his Daventry base with manager, Joanne Reeves, and Gerson’s MD, Niall Mackay. 

Jerry joined the then Michael Gerson Ltd in 1974 when he was just 19 after leaving his job as a porter/packer with local firm, Walkers of Northampton.  Gersons had started in Daventry in 1972 so Jerry was one of the company’s first recruits. 

Jerry said, “I’ve always enjoyed the work here and there have always been lots of good people in the company to work with.” Jerry worked as porter/packer for 7 years before being promoted to crew Foreman in 1983.

Jerry said his most interesting job was in 2002, moving thousands of antique, vintage, and modern firearms for the MoD from the so-called ‘Pattern Room’ in Nottingham to the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds, where many of the collection are now on display.  “We had police escorts front and rear of each vehicle load, and an unarmed officer in each cab,” said Jerry.

In 2005, Jerry was promoted to Warehouse Supervisor. Niall Mackay, MD of Gersons, commented, “Jerry is the first one of our staff to see 40 years with the company. His work over the years has been fantastic, with a long list of happy customers to his name. We’re looking forward to his next 40 years.”

The company will be paying for Jerry to go on holiday to a destination of his choice in 2015.

Photo: Jerry Trusler with his manager Joanne Reeves

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