Remembering Mike Tracey

When it comes to job dedication, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone better than Mike Tracey. 

For three decades, he worked alongside clients to make their projects more efficient and more productive using our products. Always going the extra mile, no task or request was too small or too large. So much so that just days before passing peacefully at Matthews House Hospice in Alliston, Canada, Mike Tracey was still helping our clients with their sticky issues. 

Since he first joined us in 1991, Mike made all of our lives better at ECHOtape. Quick with a laugh, witty banter, or a hug, as the occasion required, he was also one of the best and most experienced tape experts we had.  A highly valuable and respected member of our team, the effects of his passing are already being felt here by his fellow employees and management.  We will miss him dearly.

Here are just a few tributes from some of our staff:

It is hard to fathom the loss of a great colleague like Mike Tracey, who I have had the pleasure of working beside for more than 30 years. We’ll all miss his dry sense of humor, his dogged determination to succeed and his tremendous loyalty to his customers and ECHOtape. In Mike Tracey we have lost one of the most knowledgeable pressure sensitive tape people on the planet. ~Mike Grevatt, Senior VP Sales

I just loved and will miss our Purchasing vs. Sales tongue and cheek banters over the years.  ~Michael Gauthier, Senior Strategic Buyer

I worked with Mike for just over 20 years. Although we didn’t speak every day, when we did he always made me laugh. I will miss that. ~Ilana Perlman, Human Resources Manager

I had the pleasure of working with Mike for over 16 years and will miss him dearly. He personally broke me in at ECHOtape and taught me loyalty to customers and his methods (although unusual) will remain with  me forever. ~Nathalie Abdelhadi, Strategic Sales Support Coordinator

My mother and I had the privilege to work with Mike over the last 30 years and his commitment to his customers and tape applications was incredible. He helped teach me the ropes early on as we grew up in the business together. I am grateful we had the opportunity in December to thank him for his dedication and commitment. He will always remain a part of our ECHOtape family. ~ Cherie Edelstein, President