I am grateful for the chance to have met Martin. I doubt that he knew how much I respected him and how much I enjoyed talking to him. He projected such positivity and he was so quick to flash his smile. Being around Martin made you want to smile in return. You couldn't help it - but that is the kind of person he was.
He spoke of respect, wanted to help people, and making an impact on others. I hope his family finds some peace in knowing that Martin did exactly that for countless people. Myself included.
I'll miss Martin and remember him fondly.
The QPS Family along with the world, lost another good one, a true shining star of an individual that will live on in our great memories of him.
A small story I have: When getting one of our new client accounts up and running, I recall one day that Martin dropped off a group of AE's on 1st shift, however on the way over had heard one of the employees did not have a lunch that day. So Martin, out of his own pocket and his own time, went out and purchased something to eat for this individual and went back to the client account around mid-day to hand-deliver them lunch so he didn't go hungry on his first day of a 12 hour shift. Just that small act of kindness and care is a perfect example of the nature of his character. You will be missed my friend! Rest in peace.
My last memory of Martin.
Awhile back ago I jumped on the freeway on 27th street early in the morning to head to Twinco. I passed up Martin as he was driving the QPS van but I did not make eye contact or wave to say high to him. I'm assuming he had picked up the van from the Greenfield office and was on his way to the Milwaukee office to do his morning runs.
That's not the memory I am left with. The true memory for me that morning was that as I started to pass the QPS van, I saw Martin jamming to his favorite kind of music and playing Air Drums with his arms as though he was actually the drummer in the band. Martin loved his rock music. That is the reason I didn't make eye contact or wave to him that morning because I didn't want to make him feel embarrassed.
I regret it now not waving to Martin that morning!!That was the last time I saw my old friend.
Martin, you will truly be missed!!!
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