Employee Spotlight – Paul: is a second generation small business owner (learn more about the history of Hannaher’s here). “Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader…they set out to make a difference. It’s never about the role – always about the goal.” Always with an open door policy and willingness to go the extra mile, we are lucky to have such a driven, honest, and caring leader who wants the best for his customers and employees.

Employee Spotlight - Paul

Name: Paul Hannaher

Position at Hannaher’s: President and CEO

Hometown: Moorhead, MN

City you live in: Fargo, ND

How long have you worked at Hannaher’s? 43 years

Describe what you do in your role at Hannaher’s: Throughout the years I’ve done just about everything except draw in AutoCAD or CET, haven’t done much accounting either.

What is your favorite thing about your job at Hannaher’s? The inspiring people I get to work with every day. That may sound made up but it’s the truth.

What is the proudest moment you’ve had working at Hannaher’s??  Several moments; Winning as a team and being part of an organization that supports so many great families.

Three words to describe working at Hannaher’s: Fun, Educational, and Energizing

People would be surprised if they knew: I have over 4500 different empty beer cans at our house.

What is your favorite local restaurant? Wild Rice Bar and Grill/TJ’s on Lake Eunice

When are you the happiest? When I am with my family.

What is the first concert you ever attended? Peter Frampton at the Bison Sports Arena in 1977

What is the last book you’ve read? Reading “Okinawa” right now.  It’s about WWII in the pacific where my Dad fought as an 18-20 year old kid.

What do you like to do for fun in your spare time? Any hobbies? Love to pheasant hunt and be at the lake.

Tell us about your family: Married my high school sweetheart, Kay, in 1981.  We’ve been together for 41 years.  Three daughters: Amy (Fargo), Melissa (Devils Lake) and Carrie (Hawley) plus my two hunting buddies, Lucy and Tucker.  Amy is married to Jake Overby and they have two wonderful kids, Kolsen and Eisley, and Melissa is marrying David Remmen in November 2018.

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