Kevin Collins

What is your job title, and what does that position entail?

I am the Robotics Sales Specialist for UT, CO, AZ and NM. In this role, I consult with new and existing clients on their goals for automation, problems and desires with their manufacturing process, etc… then provide the appropriate robotics components and/or engineered solutions to meet their need, budget, and timeline.

How long have you worked at Olympus, where did you come from? A little history of how you got involved with Olympus?

I’ve been with Olympus Controls since May of 2016. Nearly 7 years ago I was a sales consultant for AT&T handling business accounts. This was right up the road from our headquarters in Tualatin, OR. Our VP of Operations who has since retired let me know Olympus had an open Inside Sales position and the rest was history.

What do you like best about working at Olympus?

The people, the culture, our customers, and the amazing technology I get to work with every day.

Describe a little of your past history.

I grew up in Tri-Cities, Washington where I spent the first 19 years of my life. From there I ventured to Kodiak, Alaska and spent a summer commercial fishing. Rather that returning home, I came straight to Portland with what little I had to pursue a career in technology sales. In July 2022, I moved to Arizona to take on my new role and continue my career with Olympus.

Describe some of your hobbies – what do you like to do outside of work?

Golf is probably my #1 hobby, although my handicap may not correlate with that statement. Being new to Arizona, a lot of my free time is spent exploring the outdoors with my dogs, trying new foods, restaurants, bars, and other fun activities this area has to offer.

What are some key lessons you have taken from your career thus far?

Listen with intent to understand, not with intent to reply. Try to learn something new every day.