Materials in Motion

Welcoming Brenda Aldridge

Brenda Aldridge has recently joined our Spanco Las Vegas facility to fill the position of Purchasing Agent. Brenda is coming to us with 20 years of experience in purchasing after working with large companies to help them setup purchasing programs around the world.

Brenda has traveled to Mexico and different parts of Asia as part of the global supply management department for the router service and supply company CISCO. Brenda has also done similar projects for several other companies where she has gained ample experience with all forms of purchasing and production material management. Thanks to her many years of experience in purchasing, Brenda has honed techniques that make her both efficient and effective.

As the purchasing agent for the Spanco Las Vegas facility, her primary tasks involve creating purchase orders, negotiating pricing, and controlling inventory.  At the same time, she manages suppliers and monitors their progress for quality assurance purposes.  Brenda says, “I’m a very results driven person. I don’t like to take twenty steps on a project when I can get there in two.” She also firmly believes that learning the products and learning the system is the most important part of being a quality purchasing agent.

Outside of work, Brenda challenges her mind with Sudoku puzzles, crossword puzzles, brain teasers, and finding new books to read. She currently lives in a suburban community just outside downtown Las Vegas where she spends time with her son, brothers, sisters, and her nieces and nephews. She also enjoys going to the movie theater and relieving stress by power walking.