Employee Spotlight on Tammy Chen, Project Manager

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Project Manager, Tammy Chen is a vital asset to Impak’s Import Project Management
Team. She is originally from Taiwan and is now a liaison between the US and China for
multiple projects at a time.

Tammy is incredibly knowledgeable and brings a fantastic mix of industry experience. Her
background working in the area of cut-and-sew taught her to be extremely detail oriented,
and it also gives her the industry insider knowledge she needs to communicate client needs
to international factories. She has experience working in the financial industry, so she
enjoys numbers. But she also has a creative side with a classical music background - she
plays the piano, viola and guitar. And she is also an extremely gifted translator. But she is
best known around Impak for being a dynamic team player.

Audrey Sherrill explains, “Tammy is a such a great example of why our team is awesome.
She never lets a tough situation bring her down, she stays focused on the positive.”
Tammy radiates her positive energy throughout the office. She is known for her lightening
speed around the office that can be clocked somewhere between speed walking and
jogging. She is always buzzing around the office flashing her smile and can-do spirit.
But she does always make time to sit and answer anyone’s questions…


What’s your favorite part about working for Impak?

People and our resident office dog Cody
(Tammy’s desk is on Cody’s regular treat circuit.)

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How long have you worked at Impak?
One and a half years.

How would you describe the Impak work culture?
Laughing all the time, easy, and comfortable.

What inspires you?
My mom, she is a smart, brave and the most patient women I have ever seen.

What is your favorite retail store/shopping experience?
Anthropologie.

What are you freakishly good at?
I’m good at snowboarding, but don't know how to ski.

Name one thing on your bucket list.
Play tennis.

Where and when do you get your best ideas?
Anywhere when I am alone.

What’s your favorite comfort food?
Everything my mom cooked for me.

If you won a free vacation to anywhere in the world, where would you go and
why?

Paris. I love their galleries and their lifestyle.

Name an animal that you’ve seen in the wild that scared you.
Snakes

If you could save one endangered species from extinction, which would you
choose?

Panda

What’s your favorite season?
Winter

Did you do anything today that you’re really proud of?
Smiled to everyone I met.

Do you have any hobbies?
Reading, swimming, shopping and playing piano, viola and guitar.

Favorite vacation spot?
Switzerland

Where are you from?
I am from Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The first 19 years of my life was classical music then I
jumped to financial industry and finished my commercial degree. I started feeling tedious
with playing numbers after 8 years. I decided to leave and find something interesting for
myself. In 2011, I got an opportunity to work for a packaging company then I fell in love
with packaging.

What is your favorite type of packaging or materials used, etc.
Tyvek, velvet, and suede.

What’s your personal mantra or favorite quote?
Always put yourself in others's shoes. I think that’s a good idea to always put yourself in someone else’s shoes. I think I’d put
myself in Tammy’s shoes so I’d have the energy to get more stuff done!

 

 

Caleb Lummer