Neb's signature phrase, "I GOT YOU," was a testament to his friendly disposition, team spirit, outstanding work ethic, and attention to detail. He took on every task, big or small, with a smile.
Nebiyu Detti started working at Keyport on Dec 9th, 2013. At the end of 2014, he was involved in a serious car accident and had to stop working. We rehired him on April 27th, 2015, which was exactly 2 years before he tragically passed away on April 27th, 2017.
From the first moment I met Neb during an interview in 2013, he gave me a comforting feeling that he was just a great all-around person. Everybody that met him, always liked him. Since he started, I never heard him complain about anything, not once. His work rate, along with the quality of his work, always set the standard in our shop. I always knew he would do a great job with every task he was given. Neb was an essential part of our team and will always be the gold standard.
If you purchased a Keyport in the past few years, there is a very good chance that Neb assembled it, QC’d it, packaged it, or shipped it… and in many cases… all of the above. So in a sense, his touch goes far beyond our hearts through the products he helped to create for you. We hope the next time you take out your Keyport that you take a few brief moments to think of Neb, and put him and his family in your prayers… and don’t forget to tell those closest to you how much you care about them, because you just never know.
I designed the poster above to hang proud in our shop as a reminder of Neb's essential role on our team for so many years. Neb's "I GOT YOU" phrase has become our team motto. Of Ethiopian decent, Neb loved Arsenal and Bob Marley, just a few of the subtleties I tried to capture in his poster.