INTRODUCING: Peggy Wisler
- Sales Representative
- Years with Cherry Optical, Inc: 4
- Job-Related Certifications: ABOC
What do you do for Cherry Optical, Inc?
I call on new and existing customers every day. During my visits, we discuss the features and benefits of new lens products. The fact that Cherry Optical, Inc is an Independent laboratory, which is dedicated to using the latest technology/tools we are able to provide our Eye Care Professional the very best products available for their patients.
Why is the position the right fit for you? – And/Or – What do you like most about your job?
I thoroughly enjoy meeting and working with our customers. Our customers are intelligent, they love their role as an Eye Care Professional and are committed to providing each of their patients the very best vision care.
My favorite part of my job is when a customer calls me with a question about a difficult prescription. So often we brainstorm together and are able to create the perfect combination of lens design, lens material and treatments that solve a patient’s vision problem.
What celebrity or historical figure wears or has worn glasses best?
What do you find most satisfying about your job?
One of the most satisfying things I get to do is a Lunch and Learn presentation with the entire team (Doctors and Staff Members) in their office. Everyone enjoys lunch while learning about new products and technologies Cherry Optical, Inc has available for them to utilize. The feedback, personal experiences and questions from each and every person involved are invaluable. We learn so much from each other and I have been given the opportunity to build outstanding professional relationships that I feel very fortunate to be part of.
Already a current customer of Peggy’s? Please contact her directly at (920) 634-4814 to learn about discussion topics and to schedule your Lunch and Learn today. New customers are encouraged to reach out to Customer Service today to find out which of our Sales Representatives can best serve your location. Call us today! (800) 469-4211.
What are the biggest challenges in your position?
Snow, below zero temperatures and then more snow. 🙂 My territory is definitely part of the frozen tundra!
In your opinion, what is the secret behind Cherry Optical, Inc.’s success?
The owners. It stems from the tone they set and the mentality to value each other and our customers with the same level of respect.
Random kindness for a coworker goes a long way. Has anyone ever done anything super awesome for you or a co-worker at work?
I had been working at Cherry Optical, Inc for only six months when I was asked by a Lutheran Church Organization to join them on a 3-week Mission trip to Malawi, Africa. Joe and Adam never hesitated about allowing me the extensive time period away from work in order to make the trip. They also supported my decision to go 100%. Joe even insisted that I leave him a copy of my passport and any information I had about whom we were with and itinerary of where we would be just in case I ran into any complications. He joked that he and his buddies would come to our rescue with guns loaded!
Joe stayed in touch whenever possible with light-hearted news from my Cherry Optical, Inc Family and much-appreciated words of encouragement by e-mail during my entire trip. I will never forget one specific day after many days of no access to the internet. I e-mailed Joe and tried to describe to him my surroundings in a village so he could share my news with everyone… I told him about my surroundings; I was sitting on the stoop of a hut made of straw and mud surrounded by chickens and a goat that we had to chase away from the outhouse in order to use it. There were half-dressed children running free all over the place. He e-mailed back saying, “I think you all took a wrong turn and are in Kentucky!” Joe is proud of his hometown and never misses a beat to put a smile on someone’s face.
Mentors- who has guided you in this industry?
Charles Bohman OD, an excellent Optometrist that I worked with for many years. He also taught part-time at the College of Optometry at Ohio State University. He enjoyed teaching and sharing his experiences from the classroom and in his private practice.
What is a frame line you love?
Morel’s Koali, Lightec and OGA
What inspires you?
Hard working individuals with a purpose and the integrity to achieve for others.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received?
Knowledge and education are power no one can take from you, but it is the most powerful when shared.