Debbie Collins, Database Administrator, Retires from Damuth Trane

September 30, 2020

Debbie Collins, Database Administrator for Damuth Trane, has retired as of September 30, 2020. She joined Damuth Trane in January 2013 after 13 years with BroadPoint Technologies and five years with Ferguson Group as a Software Developer.  Prior to that, she worked for Stewart Sandwiches Incorporated for 23 years as a Computer Operator, Software Developer, and Manager. Debbie is a Certified Programmer with IBM, Certified Great Plains Modifications Specialist and Integration Manager Specialist, and is certified in Systems Analysis and Design.

On deciding to end her 48-year career with her last stop at Damuth Trane, Debbie said, “Since 1972, I had only worked for three companies. All three companies were family-owned so I felt prepared for the warm and cozy feeling when joining Damuth Trane. I had no idea that I would be so welcomed and that everyone would treat you like they have known you for years.  The shared values here are the best and they really help you understand what type of company Damuth is.”

As a Database Administrator, Debbie was responsible for meeting client needs and commitments for Damuth Trane through assisting in providing first-line support to end users of several internal programs such as SharePoint, Doc-Link, Dynamics, Key2Act, and more. Additionally, she built reports to analyze business operations, validated data, and performed routine maintenance on the enterprise system. While at Damuth Trane, Debbie created or assisted in many new processes, system upgrades, and special projects. Internally, she was an I.T. resource for many associates and responded to support tickets quickly and pleasantly.

Bill Mitchell, CFO for Damuth Trane, shared: “Debbie has been a key member of the team for the past seven and a half years.  She has always been willing to jump in and help no matter the topic, time of day or night, or if it is outside her assigned duties.  She has been an integral part of our successful upgrades of GP, K2A, and Doc-Link over the years.  I appreciate her teamwork and dedication to the team and the company.  Debbie will be missed! We wish her the very best as she starts a new chapter in her life.”

Debbie enjoys spending time with her two children, Billy and Amber, five grandchildren, and her newborn great-grandchild. She’s been looking forward to retirement for some time now after a long career. On her impending free time, Debbie remarked, “I plan on checking many things off my large to-do list and to help as many other people as I can!”

Congratulations, Debbie! Best wishes in retirement from your Damuth family.