WHAT IS YOUR ROLE AT STANDARD ELECTRIC, AND WHAT DO YOU SPECIALIZE IN?
I am a Business Development Specialist and I specialize in the ABB product line which includes ABB Drives and Controls and Thomas & Betts.
HOW DID YOU BECOME INTERESTED IN ENGINEERING?
I’ve always enjoyed tinkering around and seeing how things work together and I’ve always enjoyed helping and working with people so that plays a role in being a Business Development Specialist. I’ve worked with Engineers and been around them for the last 15 plus years.
WHAT TRAITS DO YOU HAVE THAT HELP YOU IN YOUR ROLE?
I’ve always done pretty well with collaborating with people, coming along side and helping others find the solution that they want. I think that’s important in this role is to be able to find what the customer wants instead of what we want them to want. I enjoy being a connector, I can connect to people so if I have to connect an engineer with someone in our engineering group or someone we can hire, I’ve always been able to do that well. I work well with others, give me a task and I’ll work to get it completed, I strive to do the best for the customer and also Standard Electric.
WHAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU'VE LEARNED WHILE WORKING AT STANDARD ELECTRIC?
I’m not sure if learned is the right word but reinforced how the customer is number one for Standard Electric. Giving that absolute best service, that Gold Standard Service. I think its more of reinforcing the companies’ values and how important they really are in all levels of our company, from the drivers and on up.
HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR FREE TIME?
I like spending time with my wife Wendy and my dogs. I like going on bike rides, watching movies, and hanging with my kids when I get those opportunities even though they’re older. I love to travel when I have the time to do so. I don’t have too many hobbies, but I would say stocks are one along with continuing working on my home.
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