Elaine Sack, Sko-Die’s Office Manager, has always been impressed that the attitude throughout the Sko-Die organization is that customer satisfaction is the number one priority. That attitude has also driven her throughout her career whether she was dealing with benefit questions from an internal customer or billing questions from an external customer.
Elaine began her career in the retail marketing industry where she focused on learning the areas of accounts receivable, accounts payable and customer service. In 1995, after a maternity break, Elaine, while working with a temporary employment service, took an office assistant assignment at Sko-Die. After 3 months, Dick Steininger, then the President of Sko-Die, recognized Elaine’s talents and offered her a permanent job as an office clerk. In this position she was able to use and expand on her retail experience which led to her promotion in 2000 to Office Manager.
Elaine’s numerous responsibilities include payroll, 401K, insurance, financial and Human Resources. For payroll she keeps track of employee time, holidays, vacation and most importantly makes sure everyone gets their check on time. The employee benefit areas of 401K and insurance involve keeping up-to-date on all rules and policies and making sure the employee education is thorough. For finance and accounting she handles accounts receivable, accounts payable, expenses, inventories and reporting. For Human Resources Elaine is the “go to” for all current and new employees when it involves Sko-Die’s policies and procedures.
To keep up on the new laws and changes for any aspect of her job Elaine continually attends training classes. The classes have been in accounting, finance, personnel management and insurance. She is also a member of a local association peer group that discusses policies and procedures that drive the corporate environment.
Elaine enjoys her job and working with all of Sko-Die’s employees and customers. She follows the precedent of former President Dick Steininger and the actions of current President Patrick Steininger to treat people fairly and always be available to address concerns and help solve problems. She stresses that the constant training of personnel and the modernization of equipment and facilities has always kept Sko-Die successful through any economic period.
On the personal side, Elaine has been married to George for 40 years. She was born and raised in Chicago and continues to live there today. For relaxation she enjoys motorcycling, boating, fishing and bicycling. Her favorite hobby is gardening when the Chicago weather allows. She has one son who also works at Sko-Die in the Accounting Department.