Champion Dale Gerhardt drives success in New Richmond

Jun 6, 2024

Dale Gerhardt works for Rise as a Transportation Driver. He stands in front of a blank wall wearing a Green Bay Packers hat and a dark gray coat.

Champion of the Month, Dale Gerdhardt, has been an essential part of Rise’s New Richmond, WI team for 15 years, starting back when it was known as St. Croix Industries. With a background in school bus driving and construction, Dale joined Rise as a transportation driver, where he appreciates the laid-back atmosphere and the positive interactions with colleagues and persons served.

What does Dale love about Rise?

According to Dale, the best part of his work is the people he sees each day. He enjoys the connections with persons served and providing them with the best transportation services he can offer. Dale takes pride in his top-notch driving safety record, demonstrating his commitment to safety and reliability on the road.

Colleagues speak highly of Dale, emphasizing his respectful demeanor and positivity. According to one colleague, Dale is “respectful of other people’s communication and needs. He never expresses frustration or discontent, which makes him very approachable.” Another notes that “Dale has been a rock in the 10 years I have worked with him. Co-workers and persons served both really enjoy talking and working with Dale.” His easy-going nature and reliability make Dale a valued member of our team.

Dale Gerhardt’s impact on Rise

Dale also actively contributes to improving services at Rise. He is known for his intuitive nature and willingness to share ideas for improvements. Colleagues value his input when making route adjustments or considering operational changes.

Outside of work, Dale unwinds by fishing and taking short trips.