Lead by example and have an impact. Be passionate about company success and do what it takes to enjoy your work and appreciate your colleagues.
Say what you think and make tough decisions wisely. Take smart risks and ownership of mistakes while always doing the right thing.
Promote innovation and seek to understand as you challenge prevailing assumptions. Evolve by creating new ideas and assume nothing.
Work as a team and share information openly and proactively. Welcome insight, listen well, and be respectful.
Tong immigrated to the United States at the age of 24. Two years later, he returned to China to marry his college sweetheart. Upon their return to the states, they settled in Knoxville, where they have raised two daughters. Throughout his twenties, Tong worked in various Chinese restaurants eventually becoming a multi-unit manager for Panda Express where he oversaw stores in both Tennessee and North Carolina. At the age of 42, he decided to switch career paths and enrolled at Pellissippi State Community College, where he obtained a degree in computer accounting. On August 24, 2009, after an evening interview, he was hired on the spot to work for LHP, to start the following day. Tong’s supervisor describes him as the “model of commitment”, committed to his job and the company as a whole. She knows he is accountable and will always give 100% every day. This commitment also extends to his family and friends. Having a friend in Tong means having a friend for life. In his free time, Tong enjoys fishing, tending to his garden, and watching his Australian Shepherd, Roo, chase deer in the woods.