What is your job title, and what does that position entail?
Automation (or Sales) Engineer – I work with customers to find solutions for problems where options seem to be exhausted. Whether it’s quality, productivity, performance, or price, I can always get them a solution that fits the bill.
How long have you worked at Olympus, where did you come from? A little history of how you got involved with Olympus?
I started at Olympus Controls in October 2012, and it was my first engineering job out of school. I found the job title “sales engineer” (which I didn’t know was a thing) on a posting at my university career center and applied!
What do you like best about working at Olympus?
I enjoy the simultaneously collaboration and autonomy. We’re all working in our own individual way towards a common goal, but you can reach out for support and find it in any direction.
Describe a little of your past history.
I actually grew up in the area I live in now and have lived in Texas my whole life. I never appreciated how much business there was here, and now that I work with local companies I get to help my community thrive every day.
Describe some of your hobbies – what do you like to do outside of work?
Being from Texas I love my barbecue (not grilling) and try to smoke as much meat as I can every chance I get. My interests change year to year but have included photography, triathlons, music in my miniature studio, barbecue, and traveling.
What are some key lessons you have taken from your career thus far?
I have the good fortune to see companies and people of all shapes and sizes so I get quite a bit of perspective. I now firmly believe that honest, friendly, open communication is the key to any collaborative effort. My customers appreciate my honesty and know that I will help in any way that I can.
What is one thing you customers might find surprising about you?
I travel internationally quite a bit so I think they’d be surprised to hear the places that I’ve emailed and called them from. Call it remote support ????.