Famous Tate’s ‘Grizz’ Griswold can handle both with equal aplomb

By YSN Staff

Richard “Grizz” Griswold may work in the accounting department of BrandSource member Famous Tate, but this “Tater” once handled a real hot potato for the U.S. Army. His profile appears in this month’s Tater Times employee newsletter and is reposted here with the company’s permission.

How long have you been with Famous Tate?

Six months.

What is your current role and some of your duties on a day-to-day basis?

I am part of the accounting department. I currently fix the cash deposits and process installer payments.

What do you find most rewarding about your job?

The daily changes.

Favorite memory at Famous Tate?

I don’t have one yet … haven’t been here long enough!

Hobbies outside of work?

Blues concerts and car shows.

Tell us something we don’t know about you.

I served in the Army during the Cold War. My job was to program and launch short-range tactical nukes. Thank God I never had to, but I enjoyed the time stationed in Germany.

Hockey (Lightning), baseball (Rays) or football (Bucs) for Tampa teams?

If I must watch, the Rays and the Lightning. And whoever plays the Bucs.

What three things would you take on a deserted island?

My girlfriend, some rum and a way off the island.

What is your most-used productivity hack?

I-mail in WhirlWind.

If you could be any superhero, who would it be and why?

Hancock, and I’ll pass on the why. If you’ve seen the movie, you’ll get it.

YSN publisher AVB BrandSource is the nation’s largest merchandising and marketing co-op for independent appliance, mattress, furniture and CE dealers.

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