WHAT IS YOUR ROLE AT STANDARD ELECTRIC, AND WHAT DO YOU SPECIALIZE IN?
I am a Business Development Specialist. I specialize in the Schneider Electric Automation product offering.
HOW DID YOU BECOME INTERESTED IN ENGINEERING?
My interest started as a kid growing up on our family farm. We had a sizeable corn/soybean and cattle farm throughout my youth. That experience made me solve problems mechanically and electrically.
WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO THIS INDUSTRY?
I was attracted by accident. Lol. At the age of 20 a Systems Integrator needed help in their build facility and installations. Someone who worked there knew me and thought it would be a great fit. After 25 years, I still enjoy everything about this industry.
WHAT TRAITS DO YOU HAVE THAT HELP YOU IN YOUR ROLE?
Communication, Desire to keep learning and Persistence.
WHEN YOU'RE WORKING WITH CLIENTS, HOW DO YOU HELP THEM IDENTIFY AND SOLVE THE PROBLEMS THEY'RE FACING?
I have always said customers know their businesses very well. They also have an idea of what they want to do with their products. It is my job to know how or who can implement our products to achieve and exceed the desired result our customers want. Working for an Integrator has allowed me to envision the mechanical as well as the electrical details in most systems.
WHAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU'VE LEARNED WHILE WORKING AT STANDARD ELECTRIC?
I have learned there are a great core of engineers with years of experience on many products in the market. This truly sets us apart from any company I have worked with.
WHAT KIND OF THINGS DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK?
I enjoy playing all sports, fish when able, and help my kids explore and learn new things.
WHAT IS AN INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOU THAT MIGHT SURPRISE CO-WORKERS OR FRIENDS?
My dad got me interested in Archeology around the age of five. We have walked hundreds of miles together and have amassed a nice collection of Native American Artifacts. We do not buy, sell, or trade, and are proud to have preserved a part of history for future generations.
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