Q: Tell me about your job
A: As a sales manager, I manage customer accounts in 12 states located in the South. My primary responsibility is to create the greatest value for our customers through unparalleled and ever-expanding offerings at Linetec. Whether working with a new customer or an existing customer, my goal is to build a relationship based on trust and reinforced through action. Often, I am the first point-of-contact for our customers and deal with a wide array of topics. This requires me to have a basic understanding of all processes at Linetec. Thankfully, I have great coworkers backing me up when expertise is required in a specific area.
Q: What did you do prior to Linetec?
A: Prior to Linetec, I was a Midwest sales manager for a plating and anodizing company located in Ohio. The applications were primarily for aerospace, oil and gas, and power generation.
Q: What is your favorite part of your job?
A: My favorite part of my job is face-to-face meetings with our customers. In the age of technology, we often communicate primarily through email and phone. I feel very lucky to be able to meet with our customers in person and to see how they manufacture their products first hand.
Q: What poses the biggest challenges for you?
A: The biggest challenge for me is keeping up with the ever-changing application requests from our customers. Due to Linetec being the industry leader, we see some of the most unique applications. No two days are the same.
Q: What is something you are looking forward to?
A: While still several months away, I enjoy heading home for Christmas and seeing all my family and friends. Between Linetec’s holiday schedule and my vacation time, this allows me to recharge and start the New Year refreshed.
Q: Do you collect anything?
A: I do not.
Q: What is something people don’t know about you?
A: My claim to fame was being featured in an article for Life Magazine sharing a bowl of Campbell’s soup with our pet, a quaker parakeet named Rocky. My royalties…… a Campbell’s soup mug and shirt.
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 use some of my saved Hilton points and drive to New Orleans. I have only been there for businesses and would like to explore Bourbon St. while listening to some live music.
Q: If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A: Prime Rib
Q: What always cheers you up when you think about it?
A: Good memories with family and friends