Daniel McWhorter

Team Member Spotlight – Daniel McWhorter

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Daniel grew up in the business and began working at River City part-time when he was 15. After high school, Daniel went to the University of Louisville to study History with a focus on Sociology. He also took several business classes and has since received his BA from U of L.

At the age of 25, Daniel began working in the business full-time and earned the role of Vice President in 2014. Daniel’s main role is to oversee every aspect of the operations. He leads his team in managing the vast inventory relative to the overall vision and mission of the company.

Derek McWhorter (President), says –“Working with my brother by my side has been a great experience.  I am grateful to work with him on a daily basis.  We usually work on different aspects of the business with the focus of growing it for the long term future.  Working with family can be difficult at times because each person has different beliefs and directions.  We work great together because our belief is that the business is more important than who’s right and who’s wrong.”

Here are some questions that we asked Daniel:

What do you like most about your current role with River City Truck Parts?

A major part of our operations is inventory control and management and I really like teaching and helping my team to organize and improve our inventory and process. I enjoy working with and developing a great team with a “do whatever it takes” attitude. This type of determination allows us to make progress every day. I also like traveling with Dad (Jimmy McWhorter) to purchase parts as well as build relationships with vendors across the country.

What is the most challenging thing about your job?

Sometimes it is a challenge to be patient when I can envision where I’d like our inventory management to be, but the process of getting there is not as fast as I’d like.  However, I have learned that being patient, following a process, and taking the time to do things the right way is best for the business long term. 

As a leader and owner of the business it can be hard to find the right balance between working on the business and working in it. Since I like to be hands-on in terms of helping my team, it’s important to make sure I don’t go too deep into the weeds. Also, having enough labor can be a challenge, but since we have an awesome team we can usually take our time in finding the right folks to join the RCTP family. 

What do you like most about the heavy-duty parts Industry?

Having grown up in the industry I’ve learn to appreciate the hard work that it takes to grow a sustainable business. I also really like dealing with the other hard-working people in our industry and building long-term relationships with them. It also great to be a part of an industry that is so essential to ever aspect of modern life.

What do you like to do when you’re not at work?

I like spending time with my family.  I also like to travel. I have twin boys and we love to do things together like going to the gym and spending time outdoors in nature.

Contact us or call Daniel at 800-552-5111 to see how he can help you today!

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