Q: Tell me about your job
A: I was originally hired in as a shipper/receiver at the anodize facility, and spent most of my time unloading trucks and verifying incoming material. I bounced around quite a bit the next few years, eventually ending up with my current job as scheduling manager. Currently, I lead a team that oversees the scheduling of the architectural finishing portion of our business. This includes Anodize, Paint (liquid and powder), Linetec Managed Inventory and Thermal.
Q: What did you do prior to Linetec?
A: I started at Linetec in the fall of 2006, about a year and half after graduating from college with a bachelor’s degree in political science. I worked several different jobs both during and after college, mostly in the restaurant industry as a cook.
Q: What is your favorite part of your job?
A: Without a doubt it is working with the Linetec team. Every day, I get to come to work and interface with a ton of different individuals. Everyone has a different viewpoint and different experiences that cause us to approach a situation or challenge differently. At Linetec, we are frequently able to get different people in the room and work together to achieve a goal. A lot of times, it isn’t what we think will happen starting out, but rather a combination of everyone’s input that gives us the advantage. Being able to see the respect everyone is given and the teamwork that this creates on a daily basis is something I will never tire of.
Q: What poses the biggest challenges for you?
A: As a finisher, our business demand is extremely dynamic and frequently changes. As a scheduler, this is very challenging because the situation in the morning may be completely different by the end of the day. Forecasting these changes and planning accordingly every day is very challenging.
Q: What is something you are looking forward to?
A: Christmas! Christmas has always been a big holiday in my family and I love being able to take some time with everyone to appreciate what we have with each other.
Q: What is something people don’t know about you?
A: I am a firm believer in the well-rounded education that a liberal arts degree can give you. I went to a small liberal arts school called Hiram College, where I worked as many as three jobs at once, while earning my degree and running NCAA Division III cross country four straight years.
Q: If Linetec gave you a surprise three day paid break to rest and recuperate, what would you do with those three days?
A: I would pack up the family and go to visit… family. Both my wife, Elizabeth, and I are from the Akron, Ohio area, so any chance we get, we try to take a break and go visit our parents, siblings and nieces/nephews that still live in that region. It is also great to see our own children interact with their grandparents and extended family.
Q: What always cheers you up when you think about it?
A: My family. Elizabeth and I have three boys at home ages 6-10. It’s a busy/hectic place, but we have a lot of fun. It is an absolute blast to hear the kids’ perspective on things and watch them as they grow and learn new things. Nothing makes me prouder (cheers me up) than to see them working together to solve a problem, making up a game and just generally being brothers.